Monday, April 30, 2012

Emma's Baptism Dress

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Emma's baptism is less than a week away....  I am so excited and I have so much to do!

I am a Mormon.
In the LDS church children are baptized when they are 8.  We believe that children are born innocent and are incapable of sin so there is no need to baptize a baby.  But once they reach the age of 8 they have reached the age of accountability, meaning they are old enough to understand right and wrong and held accountable for the choices they make.  At this time (or anytime after the age of 8) they can choose to follow  the example of the Savior and be baptized.


When we are baptized we wear white and it is pretty customary for little girls to then wear a new white dress afterwards.  I am making Emma two dresses.  One to be baptized in and one to wear after.

This is her after dress.

I love how it turned out.  Classic.  Clean.  Sweet. 
Do you love the pose?  She thought it was a very pretty pose.  She did it over and over again.


Did you check out her teeth in this pic?

 Yup, she lost two more teeth on the bottom within 24 hours of each other and the day before I planned to take her and her little friend Abigail into Salt Lake for a photo shoot.

Awesome right?


Emma and her friend Abigail both turned 8 in April, so they will get baptized together.  It is so fun that these sweet girls will get to share their special day.


Don't they look like little angels in their white dresses?


I used that satin rosette fabric on the underskirt layer and for the band in the overskirt.  I love the texture it gives.  But I have to warn you, the rosette fabric needs to be babied.  



So what do you think?  Do you want a tutorial?  



34 comments:

  1. Ummm, YES PLEASE!!! Great dress, beautiful 8yo girl!!

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  2. This dress is really lovely - and your little girl is adorable, too!

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  3. Laura, as always you did such a gorgeous job. I love her teeth! TOO funny.

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  4. Beautiful girls, beautiful dress, beautiful photos!!! And, Emma's missing teeth crack me up.

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  5. Gorgeous, gorgeous dress. Big WOW!

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  6. It's beautiful- you did a fabulous job. And congrats on your little one's big day!

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  7. Found your blog via Made by You Monday, love love love the baptism dress! Beautiful!! (as is your daughter of course!) Could you make my baby's blessing dress ;)

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  8. laura...i love you! not because you're so crafty (although, i am in constant awe), but because you share what is sacred to you through every little aspect of your life. we're so sad we won't be able to make emma's baptism--please give her an extra squeeze for us! we sure love you guys.

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  9. Absolutely darling! And the little girlies are so sweet. I cannot get over those ruffles!!! I have two more years before I have to worry about making one of these. Hopefully I will learn to sew by then :) Haha. Great job!

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  10. gorgeous! Those flowers look like they took forever!!

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  11. Oh my goodness gracious! I found you on Yesterday on Tuesday's link party! This is a gorgeous dress. Please, please create a tutorial!! :)

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  12. Laura,

    Yes, please, please, please, please!!! That is one gorgeous dress and two gorgeous girls. What an amazing day when one is baptised.

    Maureen

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  13. Beautiful, Laura!! Its stunning!!

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  14. Simply lovely dress! It is so beautiful and you have pretty little lady as well.

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  15. What a gorgeous confection of a dress! It's obvious that your daughter feels so special wearing it. What a neat keepsake! I love the picture on the Temple steps. Congratulations!

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  16. Too sweet! Great pictures, and gorgeous dress! Way to go mama!!

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  17. I'm in LOVE! The dress is fabulous!! YES for a tutorial!!!

    I had both my daughters' baptized on the same day. Gabrielle was 4 and Emanuelle was turning 1. I manged to find them matching dresses :)

    Thanks so much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!! :)

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  18. beautiful photos, and I love the dress!!!! Andddd most of all those teeth {or lack of teeth} are so so so cute! I love when kiddos are missing teeth!!! :o) Thank you for linking up!!!!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

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  19. Absolutely beautiful (the dress and your daughter - especially her toothy smile). Amazing job!

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  20. I love, love, love the dress! Yes, please on a tutorial! (As a 2nd grade teacher, I am very familiar with the missing-tooth smile.) You did a wonderful job of the photo shoot!

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  21. beautiful!! Yes please show us a tutorial!! Congrats Emma!!

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  22. Yes please!!!! This is beautiful!

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  23. SUCH a pretty dress! Wanted to let you know I linked to your post on my own post about my daughter's baptism dress. I did a little round-up of some of our favorites. :)

    http://www.attemptingaloha.com/2012/10/aloha-nothing-makes-me-feel-older-than.html

    Aloha,
    Charlie

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  24. Do you have a tutorial for this dress? My 8-year old is in love. We have been looking and looking and THIS is what she wants. I have less than a month, so I need to get started asap. If you have any direction you can give me, please email me at smplysassy@gmail.com.

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  25. Did you decide to do a tutorial? It looks like we're all dying for the pattern to that dress. Is it available? Do you have an etsy shop???

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  26. Yes...we are all dying for a tutorial or pattern? Could you let us know if this is possible? my email is dawnandcraig@comcast.net

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  27. Sooo beautiful! Di you have to find fabric with the roses on it already? I am in love!

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  28. And could you email me a tutorial please oh please! melonie w a t g m a i l . c o m

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  29. I love your Daughter's Baptism dress. It is stunning! She is a beautiful girl. I would love a copy of tutorial.
    veronikacoffman@yahoo.com

    Thank you.

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  30. Did you ever post a tutorial? If you're still willing to share... It's stunning, and my daughter would love a similar baptism dress in 3 weeks. Many thanks. Toushay73 at gmail dot com

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  31. Did you ever post a tutorial? If you're still willing to share... It's stunning, and my daughter would love a similar baptism dress in 3 weeks. Many thanks. Toushay73 at gmail dot com

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  32. will you be posting a tutorial? my daughter is getting baptized in august and we absolutely love everything about this dress/baptism party!

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