Can I just say that my oldest daughter is turning into quite the project junky herself. I mentioned to her a month ago that i thought it would be fun to make a dress for our new baby girl to be blessed in after she is born. Like a Christening dress, a Blessing dress is usually fancy and white, but it doesn't have to be. And in the spirit of wedding dresses with a splash of color, wanted to do something a little different for our Autumn baby. So I told my daughter, we could make it out of cream fabric, and add brown tulle or a few tan ruffles in places for a twist on the normal Blessing dress. So she stopped me before I gave her all my ideas and said. . ."Mom, i have just the dress we can make it out of." I was kinda surprised that she would automatically look for another piece of clothing to make it from (since for once I was totally planning on buying fabric for it) and was nervous about what dress she was wanting to slice up. She came back with a hand me down dress up dress from her dress up bin, that I think at one point in it's life span was a very cute little girls dress, but had been picked up at a yard sale, given to my sister in law, and handed down to me for playtime. I looked it over and saw enough salvageable material, that I was getting pretty excited. It was lined with satin, had raw silk, and organza. . . which gave it lots of potential. I messed around with it for a few days and with some inspiration from my friend Cindy at Cranberries and Capers, who customized and shipped a beautiful Blessing day headband before I had even fully formulated the my dress ideas. (Here's what she sent. . . . she. is. AMAZING.)
I came up with a sweet petite fall Blessing dress, that has lots of different textures and warm woodsy colors that I am just LOVING!
And the best part, is it was totally free, thanks to my little project clone!