A few weeks ago a client came to me and asked me to make a blessing dress from her wedding dress for her baby girl. I was really excited to work on it because I rarely get to make something for little girls! This is her wedding dress. If you can see in the picture, the dress has diagonal gathers across the bodice and back.
She wanted the blessing dress to mimic her wedding dress without being exact. I did a sweetheart neckline, diagonal gathers, a gathered skirt, and little cap sleeves. The back is pieced with the gathers on the bottom piece and has a lapped zipper and ties. I think it turned out really cute, and my client was happy which is the most important!