I made this heirloom baby blessing dress and slip 35 years ago when I was pregnant with my oldest child. Way back then, I didn't know if the baby would be a boy or girl. I embroidered on the bodice and ruffled a lot of fabric, adding a little bit of lace, and made French seams. All of these steps took hours of work. Well, that first child turned out to be a boy, of course, so I tucked this dress away to perhaps use for another child. Fast forward two years, and I gave birth to twin girls. Then I pulled it out again four years later for my youngest daughter to wear on her blessing day.
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I'm hoping my daughter will hold onto this dress so it can be worn for a few more generations. The moral of this post is that when you sew a classic garment, you never know who will end up wearing it years (or decades) later.
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