My little niece asked if I would make her something for her baptism. She knew I was working on a blessing dress for my baby grand daughter, Nahla. Gracee wanted something special too.My mother has collected a lot of lace which I used in this dress. Layers and layers of lace and toile.
I used my base pattern from the Olivia Skirt from the Butterfly Kisses pattern line. The flower embellishment is layers of fabric and lace with strands of lace and ric rac hanging. I stitched antique buttons to the center. This is removable. We have yet to find and embellish a cute sweater to go with the skirt.There are still a few more weeks to finish this project. Of course, she will need leggings and a headband.
This is the blessing dress I have been working on for Nahla. I used the base of a onesie. On one side I did swirls of cotton ruffles and flowers with stitched pearls in the middle of the stitched roses. On the other side I used swirls of lace and toile. I used yards and yards of lace and toile.
The length of the skirt is almost 30" long from the waist with a tie at the bottom.
It was quite the chore getting Nahla dressed in and out of this outfit. Once she was in her dress you had to be very careful to not loose her in the mass of lace and fabric.
The headpiece is made up of toile, lace, pearls and some fabric twisted flowers on an elastic white stretch lace. Look at her sleeping. She is so beautiful and peaceful! Notice her cute bracelet my sister made out of pearls.
Can you see her painted toes and fingernails? Her little leggings are a pair of nylons that I cut the feet out of and added stretch lace. I ruffled toile and sewed it on with some crocheted flowers in the middle.
Tahmor holding Nahla with her cute ballets. The only pink she is wearing. Her dress is pulled up so you can see her little leggings and ballets.
Another photo of the whole outfit.
And there she is in all her glory. Beautiful Princess!
She is so precious!
We had a special day with lots and family and friends.
Headed to Ruby's to teach for the week. Can't wait to share all the fun projects we will be making.