Monday, March 11, 2013

Lucy's Baptism

Yesterday was Lucy's baptism. A very important day in the life of our little girl. We were very happy to have Aunt M in from MN and our friends A and A and their family to witness the event. For Logan's baptism our church did full immersion. This church did not. It was more traditional. We also could not do it during mass because it's the middle of Lent. We had a private ceremony instead.  I know our family wanted to be there but it's one of many downsides in living so far away. Here are some pictures instead.

How many people can say they were baptized into the Catholic Church with no pope? Not many I think.

 I decided to make Lucy's dress. We don't have any heirloom Christening gowns and I had trouble finding anything I wanted online that didn't cost an arm and a leg. I decided to look around to see if I could find a pattern that I might actually be able to follow

I am very pleased with how it turned out. I followed the guidelines from this blog post and it turned out perfectly. I made a couple changes to the original set of directions. First, for the sleeves I used a copy of a regular adult t-shirt sleeve. When I did a practice copy from a t-shirt I found the length of a short sleeve T was perfect.

I also did not use interfacing. I used lace I found in the wedding section of Jo-Annes with an already scalloped, finished edge and made an inner skirt out of cotton. I also made both sides of the top with lace over cotton then just lined the middle with one layer of cotton. The gathers on this dress were CRAZY but we were still able to sew it all down. I told Lucy her head was not allowed to grow until after the baptism because it fit perfectly although snug over the head. I played around with a lot of embellishments and decided on a simple bow and cross charm.

It was a beautiful day for a baptism in March!

To our family, we will also email you the photobucket of pictures we have from the event. Thank you for being such positive supports in our lives.


  1. I'm dying!!! She is just beautiful and I just adore the blessing dress. WOW. : ) I love how you changed the pattern up to fit what you needed. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    1. Thank you! Your tutorial was really great! I just made another one as well for St. Patrick's day. The head on that one didn't quite fit... ah well. Just a little slit in the back never hurt anything;)