Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: Wedding Dress to Blessing Dress


Wedding Dress to Blessing Dress

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!


  1. Love the diagonal gathering on the bodice, Heather.

  2. Heather, I just love it!! You did a great job mimicking the original dresses details. I hope you get to do more kiddo stuff, it's so fun!

  3. You did such a beautiful job! I love that you kept the dress close to the original.
    (The other wedding dress save was fab also!)

  4. It turned out great. Glad your client liked it too.


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