Garden party dress for First Communion made by Punkin Patterns

Last week, my daughter took her first communion. We wanted a simple dress to go with the lavish crown of flowers she wanted and so I made a garden party dress (by Oliver + S).

Garden party dress for First Communion made by Punkin PatternsGarden party dress for First Communion made by Punkin Patterns

Garden party dress for First Communion made by Punkin PatternsI made the dress with an embroidered cotton lawn and two more layers under that of Robert Kaufman cotton lawn.  All of the layers were so soft. She said it was like wearing a cloud. I made it three layers thick simply because the lawn was thin and I didn’t want anything under to be seen. In the end, I still made a little slip dress out of jersey knit for her to wear underneath.

Garden party dress for First Communion made by Punkin Patterns

She absolutely loved the flower crown.  She was very specific about which colors she wanted in it.  I made the crown with just some floral wire and floral tape. (You can see a tutorial of how to wire flowers HERE.)

flower crown

Details of the dress:

I loved the embroidered lawn.  So delicate.

garden party dress in cotton embroidered lawngarden party dress in cotton embroidered lawnThe closure was a delicate thread chain loop which is so easy to make.

garden party dress in cotton embroidered lawngarden party dress in cotton embroidered lawnThe three layers of cotton lawn were sewn together except for the skirt.  I left those separate and gave them all beautiful baby hems. I was so happy with how the dress turned out and it was so easy to make. I will be making a few more of these soon!

garden party dress in cotton embroidered lawngarden party dress in cotton embroidered lawn

 

on First Communion

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