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
jewelry: model's own
the vintage prayer book was my mother's from her First Holy Communion!