Samantha is now 3 months old and was blessed at our church on Sunday two weeks ago (I'm a Mormon and you can find out more about my faith here).
We had a bunch of family come to town for the weekend and the blessing on Sunday and it was such a great time. I always get really nervous when we have "events" or people coming around just to see us. What if I'm not that exciting or they have a horrible time? This time I didn't worry about that stuff at all once everyone was here! It was excellent. So excellent I didn't take many pictures because I was having too much fun and leaving my phone elsewhere...oops!
But anyway, I had to make her a dress!!
I always go through the remnant bins at JoAnn's and had found this lovely fabric there a while ago. It's like eyelet, but there are no holes...I'm not sure what it's technically called. Anyone know?
Anyway, I used the Geranium Dress pattern in size 3-6 months to make this and lined it with the lining from a linen skirt that I don't fit into anymore. That's slippery stuff, lining. But it worked out.
Traditionally blessing outfits are white to symbolize purity, I wanted a tiny pop of color here and there, and these were the perfect touch.
We put a onesie under the dress, and a white cardigan over, and some adorable little shoes that were a gift, on her feet.
And a tiny pink felt bow from this Etsy shop in her luscious hair.
It turned out just as I wanted. Simple and adorable.
Aren't those cheeks the best?!