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.
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?