Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Not your normal baptism outfit

I've been working on a sweet little outfit for my baby girl to wear when she will be baptized in a couple weeks and thought I would share it with you...

 Baptism dress and coat

Felt booties

I am using Anna Maria Horners Little Folks voile fabric for the dress and little coat - plus a ruffly slip that I have yet to make.  I'm not too much into the white baptism gowns, so I thought a little color and pattern would make an adorable outfit.  Have you tried making any clothes out of the voile fabric yet?  It takes a little extra care in working with the fabric as it is delicate, but definitely worth the extra time.  The little booties are made from a bamboo blend felt and are incredibly soft!  I just love them! - Jennifer
Baptism dressBaptism dress detailBaptism coat detail

Dress and coat: Simplicity Pattern #2629 (remake of vintage '48 pattern); fabric for dress is Little Folks Forest Hills in Sea by Anna Maria Horner and coat is Little Folks Diamond Mine in Sky by Anna Maria Horner.

Booties: Simplicity Pattern #2900 (remake of vintage '52 pattern), bamboo blend felt

34 comments:

Nichole said...

what an adorable little outfit. it looks like something that will be more than one time wear too.

Jessica said...

The whole set is just stunning. I actually am kind of a white Christening gown kind of person, but seeing this may just make me change my mind!

Filing away that bootie pattern, too; the embroidery just makes them!

Tracey J said...

I LOVE the Little Folks, and this little dress is unbelievably adorable and perfect.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful! The booties are adorable.

Elizabeth said...

The dress is beautiful! I love that you're making your own tradition. The little jacket over top makes it especially nice -- love the buttons! Your workmanship is impeccable and I love the little booties!

My baby girl was just baptized this last weekend and she's just not into frilly dresses. As a compromise, she wore the white dress my mom made for me when I was baptized (she stated plainly that she'd only wear it after the baptism and to church the next day) and we bought her a birthstone ring to commemorate instead.

Jenny said...

gorgous dress, and with lots of potential...EAster only weeks away...what a great 2 for 1 dress! lovely.

Angie said...

How beautiful. I especially love the little booties.

Alisa said...

It's absolutely beautiful!

angela said...

Just amazing! I love that - and the booties are to die for. She will be a vision on her special day. You may start a trend!

free indeed said...

Precious! And so will DD in that outfit! Great work!

Isa said...

Thank you for sharing!! It's a wonderful outfit :-)

jona said...

That is such a sweet set! Good for you thinking outside of the box (and she can wear it again)!

~Michelle~ said...

that is so cute!! and so much more fun than plain white!

Domina said...

Great dress - I'm a sucker for little baby jackets. I like the idea of a non-white baptism outfit; great theological choice. Purple shoes are another great theological choice; I think all moms need purple shoes with flowers. Easter baptism??

Beth said...

I agree about the white -- this looks fantastic! I want the jacket for myself!

I am making a patchwork scarf for myself with the voile...we'll see how I do!

Anonymous said...

Your daughter will look adorable in that special outfit! You will have some lovely photos of her in it as you make family memories to treasure a lifetime. Kristy in Ohio

WillowBean said...

Wow!~ That is just beautiful! ...beautiful!

iknitipurl said...

I absolutely love the outfit. It will be perfect for a baptism.

Andi said...

So sweet!!

Diane said...

What a wonderful outfit! You did such a fine job with this. Of course the booties are the special touch. I have 7 daughters, and I must say that sewing for them while they grew up was a joy! I hope it is for you too as well.

Jennifer said...

Really lovely work, and those booties are breathtaking. Wonderful!

Sara said...

Wow! amazing! I love it!

Kristen said...

WOW! This is just stunning. I had a pattern for Easter dresses and was considering trying to make them for my two 7-year-olds with the AMH voile. Your post put me over the edge and I'm now on the hunt for the fabric (which is out of stock nearly everywhere). This is just the sweetest baptism ensemble I've ever seen! LOVE IT! Your choice of fabrics matches my theory on wall paint--why go with white when there's a rainbow of possibilities out there?

twin fibers said...

Thank you everyone for your kind comments! I am so excited for her to wear this and just need to put the finishing details on it. Thanks again for your comments, it is fun to be able to share our projects with you and I am glad there are others out there that like to sew for their children too, it is so much fun! -Jennifer

Lisa ONeill said...

Absolutely precious and so special that you made it. I love it!

sewkatiedid said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Wish I had this sort of talent for clothing. The dress in the next post is awesome too!

thecurryseven said...

The dress is beautiful. Your daughter will look lovely in it at her baptism.

I have the same pattern. I'm always struck by how a pattern changes depending on the fabric it is made in. Can I share? I made this dress for my twin babies, but in flannel and made the sleeves longer. http://ordinary-time.blogspot.com/2010/02/gods-provision.html I'm thinking I need to get it out again and make some more for summer.

AMIT said...

Wonderful outfit.Looking awesome.

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SummersDesigns said...

This is very cute, I love them!

Beata said...

Oh my Gosh! So scrumptious!!!

mallorymurray said...

Ooooh! So adorable it made me squeal out loud. What a wonderful heirloom this will become.

Zoey Willam said...

Thank you for sharing!! It's a excellent outfit :-)

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Anonymous said...

We just adopted our 13 year old daughter the first week of march and due to her having accidents both during the day and at night,we put her into disposable diapers.We just baptized and christened her as an infant thru the infant baptism program at our parish on mothers day.We had the traditional white baptism gown and bonnet made for her and then did the white lace anklets and white mary jane shoes.To be more traditional,we did a cloth diaper and white adult size rubberpants under the gown with a white tee shirt as her top.the rubberpants fit blousy over her cloth diaper and crinkled under her gown!She is now wearing the rubberpants over her disposable diapers.

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