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!