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First Holy Communion

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Here is the dress, veil and matching handbag that I made for our daughter Whistle’s First Holy Communion and Confirmation.
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The dress is made from a vintage Butterick pattern that was passed down to me from my Mother’s sewing collection.  I love picking up old patterns and making them come to life!
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The veil is made from an organza that has embroidered crosses.  I have a second layer of organza underneath.  I ran a rolled scarf hem on the serger, gathered the veil and sewed it to a purchased headband that was covered with white fabric.  I then added the hand made flowers. Here is the detail on the veil:
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And the flowers:

The hand bag comes from an online tutorial that I found at Shelley Detton’s site.  I love everything she is doing there!  Take a look here:


What a joy it is making such careful and prayerful preparation for this sacred day.  Glory be to God.  She hasn’t taken her gloves off yet!

Here she is with her oldest sister and sponsor (who is also wearing a skirt and bolero jacket sewn by Glory Bee).
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