My neighbor’s sister was over a week ago and asked about the possibility of me making her daughter’s First Communion dress.  I  pulled out the dress I made for my daughters.  (It’s simply hanging in my closet.)  Since my oldest is turning 19, this dress is about 11 years old.

I wanted a classic dress.  Cotton batiste. Smocking with pearls. Entredeaux, lace.

Collars.  Sleeves.  I think this dress was the only one with a collar!  And very few had sleeves!

I think I had a small ribbon laced through the eyelets.

Simple lace trim at the hem.

Wide ribbon tie.

An heirloom I hope will be passed along.