Sunday, February 26, 2012

Pinterest Love - Emma's Baptism Dress

My sweet little Emma girl will be getting baptized in about 2 and a half months.  In the LDS church children are baptized at the age of 8.



Now, I know that 2 and a half months may sound like plenty to get everything ready, but since I am kinda crazy and tend to go a little overboard when it comes to my kids I am starting to feel like it is coming up very quickly and I need to get to work.

First, I am focusing on the most important part of any major life event for a girl... the dress.  J/K

So today I am very excited to share with you a few pictures from my Pinterst board Inspiration for Emma's Baptism.  I am planning on designing and making the dress myself.  And although I have been dreaming and thinking about my little girl all dressed in white since before she was born I still can't decide exactly how I want her dress to look or even what fabric I am going to use.  Ahhhhh!!!! I have make a decision.   I know I want her to look sweet and classic and beautiful, yet modern.  and I love ruffles.

I pretty much LOVE EVERYTHING about this dress.  SO PRETTY!   I just stumbled across this dress on Pinterest and the blog it originally came from has been removed.  So all I have is this picture.  I wish I knew more about it.  :(

I love the rows of tulle and the sweet 50s look of the pink one.  I think it would look amazing in white... or I may just make it as an Easter dress.  Plus there is a tutorial on making hoop skirts (like the one worn under the dress in the picture at Simple Simon.)

I love the lace overlay and full skirt on this one.  To me it is very Audrey Hepburn.  


I love the ruffle at the bottom and I love the ruffle at the neck line.  I do not love the sash or the $800 to $1000 price.  Ouch.  Good thing I am not planning on buying Emma's dress.  I could never afford my taste...  or I could afford my taste and my husband would die from sticker shock... No... I just can't afford my taste.

Love the layers of skirts, the pleating where the skirt meets the bodice and the flowers.  I would need to grown the dress up a little for Emma.  

Very Cool.  Don't you think?  


Oh SNAP...  Why can't I decide?

14 comments:

  1. I really love the first dress. Its so elegant but not too stuffy, and not so traditional that she will look like every other little girl getting baptized. I think it would look great in a cream fabric as well as the pink.

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  2. I love, love, LOVE the first dress. The peek a boo ruffles. It's the same thing I like about the last dress, but I love how it's done in the first one so much more.

    I can't wait to see what you come up with.

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  3. Just a thought. Is she going to wear the dress or be baptized in the dress? Our daughter wore a dress and was baptized in a jumpsuit.

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    1. The dress will be to wear after the actually baptism. We do the jumpsuits here too. Although in Alaska, when I was baptized girls typicality wore a white dress instead of the jumpsuit so I might make her two dresses.

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  4. Oh, this made me smile....took me back to the baptisms of my three girlies, and all the preparations for months before....and I stressed just as much about my 2 boys, ha!
    We now have 7 grandaughters, three of whom have reached baptism age, and 10 grandsons, 5 baptised, and my daughters have made each and every dress...all beautiful, all cherished!
    You will make the right decision for your sweet girl....and she'll love whatever you choose!

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  5. I like the 3rd to bottom one best. The white one with the ruffle border around the neck, sleeves and bottom. I love it. But I have one like that for Glo that my niece wore at my wedding. It looks very cute on, and very princessey.

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  6. You really shouldn't refer to pinterest with we addicts and then not give us a way to link to you!!

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    1. You are right. I am SO RUDE!!! :) The funny thing is that I always checkout who has been pinning my stuff and snoop through their boards, but I never tell you guys where you can check out my boards. So if for some reason you ever want to see what I am pinning you can go here: http://pinterest.com/laurahilton

      As part of my blog redesign I am working on easy to follow social media links, I just haven't gotten to them yet.

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  7. I love them all. So pretty, and such a special occasion.

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  8. Love that first dress. Very much like the dresses they sell at Chasing Fireflies (http://www.chasing-fireflies.com). It's not there now but they have the peek-a-boo ruffle dresses all the time.

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  9. I love the first dress. Reminds me of the dresses they sell at Chasing Fireflies (http://www.chasing-fireflies.com). This is not there now but they sell the peek-a-boo ruffle dresses all the time.

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  11. I love the first dress too! I personally love the 5th dress. ha! It is so cool to see that people like my design! I can make in the size you need. :) I was just on pinterest because... it's super cool and I like to see if my designs are being liked and a few clicks later... here it is! How cool! I am excited. Congrats on your daughters baptism! :) Good luck choosing! Lots of fun inspiration here.

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