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baptism dress, version 2.0

i can not believe the day has actually come and gone.

my oldest, k1 has turned eight years old.


that sure went fast.  it certianly doesn't seem like it has been eight years.

but it has.

and an eighth birthday is a special one.  as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we are baptized at the age of eight.

and in brown paper packages tradition, a special dress was in order.

traditionally a baptism dress is white, but i went with green.  and it is another copycat design.  the original was made by grosgrain kathleen.  here is her version, complete with fantastic photography:

and my copycat version:


(i just really NEED a real camera.)

and when did she get so tall?


i am pretty darn proud of myself on this one.  i actually put in an invisible zipper-- and it looks good!  the lace stripes even match up.

that is one of the best parts of sewing-- seeing progress, being able to improve on a skill.


love you, pretty girl!


miamihoney said...

She is such a pretty little one. Love the 3rd pic especially. Great job, Mama!

Lacey Geddes said...

Oh my heck Leis! I LOVE that dress! IT is adorable :) Cute hair cut too! Oh my goodness, how did she grow up so fast?! I sure do love that girl!

Anonymous said...

Such a cute dress! Great job!

The Sewing Dork said...

So beautiful! The green is so unique.

nest full of eggs said...

your green dress turned out lovely !

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Turned out beautiful! I love your daughter's hairstyle too! perfect dress for a very special occasion.

SAMZE said...

wow! i love this dress! fabulous job! :)

BluBabesCreate said...

So gorgeous! My oldest one will be eight in March. We won Kathleen's Queen of Hearts costume set. Come on over and see.

Hannah said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! i want it for myself!!!!