22 April 2015

White



I knew I wanted eyelet for Zoë’s First Holy Communion dress.  Last time my mom was over for a visit, we had shopped around the whole morning before we found the fabric we like.  At that time, I had a general idea of what the dress is going to look like –simple, with an empire waist flowing into an A-line, below the knees, with 3/4 sleeves.

When my mom was over for a visit this time around, she set about to sew the dress. She brought over with her some dainty lace that would go nicely along the edges of the sleeves, as well as along the hem.  Originally, I was thinking that maybe Zoë could just wear flowers in her hair, but I was surfing online and fell in love with mantilla veils.  The ones that I wanted are either out of stock or the sellers don’t ship to Hong Kong.  My mom suggested that we just do the veil ourselves, but because I’d only decided last night and my mom was scheduled to fly back today, she couldn’t make it for me.  Which means that I will have to do it myself (!).  It seems simple enough, based on the tutorials I saw online, but I am hopeless with sewing, so it will be interesting to see how the veil will turn out.  Wish me luck!

FHC-dress-(1)
FHC-dress-(bw)


22 COMMENTS:

Amy Franks said...

very clever!

Tamar SB said...

How special - cannot wait to see the finished dress and veil!

Sharon said...

Can't wait to see how precious Zoe looks in the finished outfit!

bettyl-NZ said...

White always looks so fresh and classy. Good luck with the veil.

Jutta.K said...

An impressive photo in B/W, cool effect !
♥ly greetings from germany

Pieni Lintu said...

So pretty details!

Erica Sta said...

Sure a lovely lace ... I like it with this little wholes. Zoe is sure very happy about her pretty, pretty dress :)
Wish you a good wednesday,
cheers Heidrun

likeschocolate said...

Making a dress? I am sure it will be lovely!

Kristy LifenReflection said...

So pretty, love the texture details!

carolina rico said...

Holy communion.... I can´t believe I´ve been over two already! IT is definitely going to be a day to remember! Have fun making the dress and the veil, Am sure they are going to turn out beautiful!

Kim Cunningham said...

How sweet! I can't wait to see her in the finished product. Looks like an heirloom in the making.

Karen S. said...

Delightful post.

*Jess* said...

I know it will be beautiful!! :)

Tom said...

Great shots. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Nicki said...

Look forward to seeing the end product of your efforts.

May said...

How very special. I hope the veil turns out just as you envision it.
May@AchievingClarity

jandi said...

beautiful! so dainty! x

tiarastantrums said...

can't wait to see pictures! Happy Sewing

Rebecca Mclellan said...

Beautiful - I love lace. And it is so special that you are making it yourself. Thanks for sharing !!!!

Pierced Wonderings said...

How very sweet! Veils are easy enough - said the person who's momma sewed my wedding dress & veil - cutting the lace and sewing it on to a veil I picked up for a few dollars.

Thank you so much for joining us again this week!

abrianna said...

I really like the last two shots -so pretty.

Molly said...

I am hopeless too... but my daughter is developing quite a skill

Mollyxxx

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