Jun 15, 2010

My Daughter's Baptism Dress

By the time my daughter's baptism rolled around, she was almost 6 months old, and too big to use the dress I was baptized in (aside from that, the gown was in another state with my sister.). So I decided I would sew a dress for her! I'd never sewn any articles of clothing before, but I saw this as a challenge. AND, I had a deadline. So I got to work.
Well, I think it looks pretty. It turned out well enough. But if I were to do it again, I would've made it a lot longer. My daughter kept flashing everyone while we were on the altar (very squirmy!). I used just a regular jumper pattern, which worked fine, but several extra inches would've helped. Also, I now know that 100% cotton is not the same on all fabrics. This was quilter's fabric and definitely not as soft as another fabric labeled 100% cotton. I know this now.
In the end, the pictures look good enough. It's the smiling baby in the clothes that mattered most. :)

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