i have been so enjoying my 1840s sewing, that i wanted to make mia's dress from that period also.
my inspiriation came from two dresses i found in research, one from "Godey's Lady's Book" 1841, and one from "English Childrens' Costume" 1840. Both were made of white linen, and had ruching on the skirt. so i made mia's dress from white linen too. the bodice and sleeves were also inspired by my favorite sewing book, "The Workwomans Guide" 1838. It was a joy to make to make, and heavy when it got wet in the baptisimal font..
baptized by daddy
we took mia out for lunch afterwards, and gave her her first official scripture set, a blue quad with her name engraved. she was incredibly nervous for today and absolutley beautiful! it's very hard to put into words waht a day like today means. i cried happy tears. mia was born shortly after tashi was baptized, and i remember thinking, 8 more whole years until we have another baptism. 8 years? 8 years that have flown past.
today is also prom (we wouldn't have chosen both to fall on the same day, but the scheduling of both events was out of our hands), and lexi's whole prom group joined us at the baptism. two in the group aren't members of our church, but were good sports and came along. lexi gave a wonderful impromptu talk on the Holy Ghost (bishop had a busy week, and forgot to assign speakers). tashi gave a lovely prayer. gracie was reverant for the first half, and then did her best to be the most disruptive child in history. but it was a beautiful day all around.