Monday, March 23, 2015

Kaia's Rose Communion Dress

It's nice that my first white dress of the season gets to be this delightful confection. Delicately embroidered Swiss cotton organdy makes up the skirt and elbow length sleeves of this dress. Heavenly fabric!

Kaia wanted her dress to honor her grandmother, Rose, so I crafted three little Dior roses in satin to accent the waist. Each rose is stitched by hand with several layers of petals in different sizes.

Satin picks up the subtle sheen of the embroidery. The scallops are sweetly feminine.

I finish dresses with a couture zipper, set by hand for stability and accuracy. The sheer organdy fabric is underlined in cotton poplin for support and opacity. The dress is then fully lined with soft cotton lawn. The skirt layers are each finished with French seams. This dress will be as comfortable to wear as it is lovely.

Cotton organdy remains my favorite First Communion fabric. It has a light, innocent quality that I think speaks to the occasion. At the same time, it is elegant and very special. It would be nice to see this dress passed on to a little sister, a cousin and one day a daughter.

1 comment:

  1. PERFECTION . . . CERTAINLY ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL YOUNG GIRL'S DRESSES I've seen! Lovely indeed, sewn in white for your daughter's First Communion, Swiss cotton organdy and fully lined with cotton lawn. I LOVE the floral embroidery with scalloped edges for the sheer sleeves and the lower edge of the gathered skirt. The trio of satin roses highlight the waistline, a tribute to Kaia's grandmother, Rose.
    THANKS for sharing. Sarah in Minneapolis