As it turns out there is a nice learning curve to sewing. When I made this dress I had never been very successful making anything wearable before. According to my friend that I gave it to it has received more complements than all of her daughters other dresses. I thought that making Vivian’s blessing dress would be a difficult undertaking but it actually only took me about two days: one to cut and sew most of it and the second day for the finishing touches.
Here’s Vivian sitting on Grandma’s sofa on her blessing day. I really love the ivory brocade satin that I found and the gorgeous Venetian lace that I found to trim it with. I also got creative and made a pleated bow for her head since the bonnet seemed a little overpowering for her little sweet face.
Here she is with her daddy ready to go get blessed.
It’s a little difficult to see the bow detail because of the lack of contrast but I’ll make another in color at a later date and do a tutorial if anyone is interested.
Here’s a pretty fuzzy though cute picture of her big brother trying to kiss her!