Then I finished the hem of those stripes, ruffled them and added seam tape to finish off the seams as shown below.
For the bodice, I used this 1979 christening dress pattern although any baby bodice pattern would work for this project:
Doesn't she looked like an angel in her layers of white ruffles? One of the most angelic things about her is that she actually sleeps like a newborn should... all the time! I'm so grateful this blessing dress fit her so well, and so grateful my husband and I could join her on her special blessing day! - xoxo Grandma
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