so, the original baptism dress
was made for my best friend's daughter, who turned 8 early in 2010.
(she is the photographer that took the AMAZING photos! Can you please, please, PLEASE move closer?)
her second daughter turned 8 this spring and i got to create an entirely new look.
so, i give you baptism dress version 3.0 (modeled by k1, but made for a b):
lots of pretty ruffles,
a touch of lace,
and a ribbon sash.
the simple back.
anybody extremely quick on their feet and recognize my inspiration?
from shabby apple (where else?)
if any of you find it strange that i am making a baptism dress for an eight year old, let me explain. we, my friend and i and our families, belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. in our religion, we give babies a name and a blessing as newborns, but do not baptize our children until they are eight. it is a very special, sacred occasion and i feel so blessed that even though i could not be there for b's, i could be a part of it by making her special dress.
we are so proud of your decision, b! wish we could have been there with you.