Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Lala's Confirmation Dress

Well that took longer then I thought. 

In our faith after you are baptized,
 you are given the gift of the Holy Ghost.
This is called a confirmation.

I made a dress just for that.
I figured after the first dress got wet 
she might need something dry to wear.

Since she is out #1 twirler 
I knew that it had to be a circle skirt.
I thought about making a panel skirt,
and then remembered that I did not want to, or have the time to be that crazy.
If I had I think I would have needed to start about a year ago.

I have my Grandmother's embroidery patterns.
There is one that has been my favorite forever.
I used it to embroider the sleeves and the front yoke.
It is made of raw silk and silk chiffon.
I made a fancy lace band on the hem out of English netting lace,
it turned out adorable.

OK are you ready to see,
or did you want me to change the subject to something else?

Just kidding here it is.

I think she might like it, 
what so you think?

I can't make a little girl dress with out sashes,
I tried once and just not as cute.

That is one cute profile.

Here is a close up of the sleeve

I like that face :)
and those missing teeth.

Here is a close  up of the embroidery.
I did bullion petals with pearl centers for the flowers.

The lace hem I was telling you about.

See what a great twirler a circle skirt is.

On Sunday she was called up to the podium to get 
her certificate of baptism, she looked so cute up there.
Shaking hands and being presented as the newest member of the church.
I loved it and her for making this big step in her life.

Now I can get sewing other things, and I just don't know what to do next.
That is not true, I promise Nanette you are next.

Have a great week, and I will chat at you soon.


  1. The dress is beautiful--your embroidery skill is amazing! How wonderful for your family! Blessings!

  2. this dress is just stunning.. you are so talented. What I would give to have your skills and talent.. what a blessing.
    I just love it!


  3. Wow, this dress is really gorgeous!!! Liz

  4. Beautiful, beautiful dress!!! Stunning embroidery!!! And the all important twirl factor. Thanks for sharing...

  5. What a sweet post. I love the dress and the little girl.

  6. How pretty and what a special dress for your little one's special day. Good job, Mama!

  7. Beautiful. You did a great job. I look forward to the day when I can make my daughters confirmation dress, I hope it turns out as beautiful as yours.
    I am visiting from Sew Chatty link up party.

  8. So pretty, and I like the detailing you added to it.

  9. This is gorgeous! Great pictures. I would love for you to link this to my Sunday Slice party.


  10. That is absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations on her confirmation! Communion is so precious. Thanks for sharing at our Handmade Tuesdays party.

  11. are just amazing!
    The dress is absolutely beautiful and is really a handmade keepsake for your daughter...who is beautiful as well!

  12. This is absolutely beautiful. You can she in her eyes that she feels really special. Nice work!

  13. What beautiful hand embroidery....

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