In our religion, children are baptized at the age of 8. Our oldest turns 8 next month and I was hoping to have a special dress for her. Tom and I are picky about the clothing our children wear, and I knew that buying this dress that fit our standards would be next to impossible. So, after a fun evening with I., we came home with some ideas and fabric. I started sewing.
I.'s primary teacher wanted to take some pictures of her at the temple, so I had a little motivation to get it done. I didn't quite finish it in time, though. The sash is just safety pinned on for these pictures and the detailing of the sleeves isn't quite finished.
This dress fits my girl, to a tee. She's still a little girl and she is happy there - phew, my mommy heart couldn't handle it if she wanted to grow up to fast.
Thanks Michelle for the great pictures!