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I enjoy creating new, beautiful articles of clothing. I have the knowledge to take a picture of a piece of clothing and recreate it pretty darn close. I am no designer. I am a pattern maker and seamstress.

In this blog, I get to "show off" some of my lovely creations. I do take requests. In fact, I prefer original pieces. They are intriguing, exciting, and unique.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

"Sapphine" Baptism Dress

This Sweet Baptism Dress was designed by the wearer herself.  Made with turquoise bridal satin and chiffon, the cross-over asymmetric design is flattering on any little girl.  Skirt has 2 layers of chiffon trimmed with satin.  Bodice is cross-over V-Neck.  Complete with complimenting flower accent and ribbons.
 Back features a pretty tail tie, or bow.  This picture happens to feature it as tied

Such a pretty dress for a pretty little girl for her special baptism day.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

The "Miri" Blessing Dress

Update.  It's been a while since I've posted.  Life with several children gets busy.  Especially as they get older.  But I want to share the "Miri" Blessing Dress.

This gorgeous dress began as a 1990's wedding dress.  Complete with lace, sequins and pearls, the wedding dress was re-purposed to create a gorgeous, flowing pick-ups style infant blessing dress.
Skirt Back. Flowing & Beautiful.
Headband & Bodice
Updated with infant Headband.  A piece of lace from the wedding train was cut and made into a headband to give a sweet, 20's style headpiece.  Additional lace from the train was also cut and placed onto the bodice to compliment the lace at the skirt hem.  It adds beautiful detail to an already beautiful dress.
Sweet little booties
 The Booties / shoes were purchased.  Socks were crocheted with clear beads.  They compliment the lace detail at the skirt hem wonderfully.

This "Miri" Dress was a custom made dress.  I obtained the wedding dress and continued with the blessing dress detail as inspired.  I am absolutely proud of my work.  The dress was gorgeous on this sweet, little babe.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The "Autumn" Blessing Dress

This sweet dress is made of Polyester Satin and Nylon Sheer Tricot. With baby doll sleeves and empire waist, it is accented with a lovely beaded band and is beautiful on the baby. The beaded waist band continues to the back with a long bow tie. The skirt has two layers of sheer tricot which have a lettuce leaf edge at different lengths. This dress it topped off with a lovely, matching headband with satin ribbon and bow on the headband and center waist.
Traditional blessing dress length.

Beaded band tie in the back.

Dainty ribbon bows on headband and waistband.

Sweet, Beautiful Baby.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The "Celeste" Blessing Dress

Beautiful baby, Beautiful Dress.

This dress I used Polyester Shantung accented with rose gimp and white pearls. The matching headband is pearlized stretch fabric with the gimp and pearls.
I love this dress!
This dress features a square neck lined, shirred bodice trimmed with roses and pearls.

The full skirt has two tucks, trimmed with the same rose and pearls.
It also has a beautiful ruffle hem, made of the same fabric.

The back of the dress is closed with a zipper, and accented with a satin ribbon tie.
Shoes & socks were found and purchased separately. They go along perfectly.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

The "Kaili" Baptism Dress

This Baptism Dress is made of 100% nylon tricot with sheer tricot overlay. The empire waist and round neckline are lined with dainty pearls. The bell sleeves and overly hem are trimed with a delicate lace. A ribbon bow with flower accents the center waistline. The back has two pearl button closures. A delicate dress for any young girl on her special day.

Pearl and lace trimms go beautifully together.

The ribbon bow and flower adds the perfect final detail.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

The "Lillian" Blessing Dress

The "Lillian" Blessing Dress is a shorter, simplified version of the previous, "Celeste" Dress. The skirt length is 16" as opposed to the 21" of the "Celeste".
For this dress, Polyester Satin Charmeuse was the fabric of choice. It features simple, straight short sleeves, a square neckline with bodice shirring, and two tucks in the skirt, all accented with pink rose gimp.

The back has button closures and a small satin ribbon tie.
A lovely dress for any baby girl.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

The "Adalyn" Blessing Dress

--As soon as I get pictures of the sweet baby in this dress, I'll post pictures. They will look so much better than these. . .

The "Adalyn" has a pearl & embroidered Organza overlay with Bridal Satin. The overlay really makes this dress breathtakingly beautiful with it's sequins and pearls. The underskirt is hemmed with gathered Tulle. This dress has a delicate ruffle at the sleeve hem and is trimed with daintypearls at the neckedge to give it "just that right touch." The satin ribbon accents at the waistline.

"Adalyn" has a full ribbon bow in the back, and a zipper closure. The dress is just a touch longer than full traditional length, sitting at 29" instead of the traditional 26" from neck to hem.

Hem detail up close.

Any comments or suggetions are welcome.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

The "Brilee" Baptism Dress

This lovely dress is made of Satin polyester with an organza sheer overlay on the full circle skirt. With a very simple sleeve, it shows off the dainty 5-petal flowers at the neckline and a V-neckline on the back. It has a bow at the front made from the same sheer fabric as the skirt overlay. Simple and dainty, this is the perfect dress for any special occastion.
Front neckline features dainty 5-petal white flowers

Full circular skirt is so fun to wear and twirl in.

Lovely V-neckline in the back adds the perfect touch to this simple white dress.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

The "Emily" Blessing Dress

This dress is made with 100% Embroidered Cotton.
The design includes a round neckline, puff baby doll sleeves, and a dirdle (rectangle) full skirt. This dress also has an underskirt, which the trim and lace are attached at the hem.

It is accented with a satin embroidered ribbon at the waistline, sleeve and skirt hem. It also has bows and rosettes, as well as lace at the sleeve and underskirt hem.

What sets this dress apart is the satin trim,
and the embroidered skirt with lace and ribbon trim. Absolutely Lovely!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

The "Layla" Blessing Dress

Beautiful Dress and matching headband worn by a Beautiful New Baby Girl!
This dress is made of Nylon Tricot and Nylon Sheer Tricot. One layer of purple tricot acts as the 'underskirt', and two layers of white sheer tricot is the overlay.
Trimmed and decorated with white satin ribbon bows and purple flowers, this dress is finished with a tricot ruffle hem and topped with a matching white and purple headband accented with matching flowers.