Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Baptism Dress

Okay. Okay. Your wish, my command. After several requests (demands) of family members and friends, I am happy to present - the Princess's baptism dress!!!!



There is so much that I am proud of with this dress! First off - it is my own design! I used some pattern pieces on the bodice, the yoke and neck, but the rest - the bodice itself, and the sleeves, I came up with on my own.


The Ruching was really fun to try and worked way better than I expected! It is a beautiful look and I look forward to using this technique again soon! The sleeves I did a tulip design. I love this type of sleeve! It is very forgiving and really easy to put in!!

The skirt is also totally my own design! I knew that I wanted to do the pick-ups from the first time I thought of doing her dress. I searched for how-to's and found very few, and only one that was useful. (It is found here). But even then, most of this was trial and error. I may do a pick up tutorial of my own sometime...


The main thing to remember with pick-ups (and probably all of sewing, really) is to step back and look at the bigger picture. I nearly drove myself mad while I was down pinning them up. It's WAY too easy to over think the pick-ups. Once I stepped back, it wasn't so bad! :)

The fabric - Dupioni Silk. AKA - Heaven. Seriously. Silk is a dream to work with! **sigh**


So, there it is in all it's glory! I know these pictures aren't great, but we are going to get her pictures taken professionally in a few weeks, so when I get those, I'll post really good pictures! :) Needless to say - she feels like a princess!

19 comments:

Pat said...

Absolutely a princess! Great job on the dress!

MindyLystrup said...

Stunning!! Great job, Lindsay!

Katie B. said...

So, so gorgeous!

tiffany said...

oh my it is gorgeous its offical when i went a fancy dress like this im hireing you to make it and since in on this diet thing it may be sooner then later lol but seriousy it will be sooner

Larry and Cindy said...

Simpley Gorgeous!!! She looks like an angel!!! Your time and hard work has paid off. Love To All, MOM

A.J. Dub. said...

Fabulous!

Kristen said...

Love this! :)

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

Stunning!!!

Alisha Shaw said...

Just gorgeous!! You do amazing work!!

Angie said...

Wonderful! How much to make one for Camary? P.S. Please, pretty, pretty, please turn off the word verification? They are soooo hard to read now.

Becky M said...

This is AMAZING! You are so talented. She's going to be so gorgeous.

Melinda said...

Lovely! And she looks so pretty in it! I'm impressed that you designed it!

McKayla said...

Oh my gosh I am getting excited!!!! IT'S SO CUTE!!!

mckellebmassmemo said...

I'm so impressed. I can't even sew some basic curtains. But what I'm more amazed with is that Auri is almost 8? Really? When did THAT happpen?

Valerie said...

Linds it's just beautiful! I really really love it! What an amazing design, I can't believe how big Auri is!

Mary Marrott said...

Lindsay - how fun - branching out into designing not only quilts but dresses - you definitely have a great talent! love seeing what you are doing - thanks for sharing! mary

Kristy Lou said...

Itis so beautiful! And you are just so darn talented! Auri is a cutie and I am glad she looks so happy. :)

The Thompsons said...

That is ridiculously fabulous! She looks great - and I'm seriously impressed you came up with it on your own. Nice!

Letterpress said...

Totally impressive--she looks good enough to eat! (I"m thinking delicous fondant frosting here, looking at the amazing lower part of the dress.) This is so fabulous--so terrific. I made my daughter's baptism dress and she still has it tucked away in her closet. What a great memory you're making!

Elizabeth E.
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