Lucy was blessed in church a couple of weeks ago. The day before her blessing, it started to rain (yes, rain, in Lubbock!) and it hasn't let up since. Far be it from me to complain; I love this weather, and the land desperately needs the water. I had hoped to take some pictures of Lucy outside as I had with Charlie when he was blessed, but today the light through the window was nice, and Charlie was asleep, and Mike was home, and, well, you just have to jump on the perfect moment when it presents itself.
Charlie's blessing outfit was made out of white seersucker (you can catch a glimpse here), perfect for a San Antonio summer baby. I wanted to make something for Lucy that would complement her brother's outfit, so white Swiss dot seemed the right fabric for the job.
I drafted my own pattern using some dresses of Lucy's that fit, making the bodice shorter than the main dress I used as a model, and adding straight sleeves and a slim skirt with just a little fullness. I also found some little white shoes at Dillard's (and paid with a gift card we got when we returned a marriage gift, if I dare confess that in public) and made some little crushed rosettes out of Swiss dot scraps. The whole dress is lined with white cotton, and I added a little trim to fancy it up for Lucy's special day.
I finished the dress after midnight, about 10 hours before the blessing. That's how I roll! Lucy is asleep in the dress next to me right now, and I'm going to let her stay in the dress until she wakes up, because I don't think she'll ever wear this dress again. She is growing up too fast, I can't savor the moments deeply enough!