Monday, February 24, 2014

introducing Fiona

Fiona is really a very modern dress.  Instead of a princess skirt, it has a simple A line shape.
The interest lies in the dynamic pleats that move across the bodice and open up dramatically in the skirt. In color, I would use those pleats to showcase a pop of something exciting, like a fun print or an unexpected contrast. 

 Working in white, I wanted them to be equally dramatic. I pieced together lengths of five separate French cotton laces to create strips of fabric for the pleats. Dotted Swiss cotton lawn is a charming foil to the modern lines of this dress.    

The sleeves are unlined and finished with a tiny hem. Simple and delicate.

In keeping with the clean lines in this dress, I show Fiona with a simple satin ribbon as a sash. Of course you may have whatever you wish! A larger bow, a belt or nothing at all. I like to see some interest the back of a Communion Dress because people will see a lot of the back of the dress too.  

 And of course, Fiona can change her colors too. 

photography: Amanda Hall
dress pattern: Clever Charlotte
shoes: Zappos
jewelry: model's own
 the vintage prayer book was my mother's from her First Holy Communion!


  1. The dress, model and photography are beautiful!

  2. gorgeous!!!!! I love the prayer book. I still have my dad's (who is 73) Catechism book from when he was a child.