It's that time of year again, when the requests for traditional long-sleeved First Holy Communion dresses come in.
Here's one I've almost finished; just the back zip to put in, but it was a nice sunny day, so I put it on a dummy and took it for a walk in the garden! The wind obliged by filling its sails, and making it look really pretty. There is an embroidered cotton strip down the centre of the bodice and skirt, and self fabric tie backs. I made the lace heart motif, which adds a special touch to it.
It should fit a 7 - 8 year old girl. Length from nape to hem is 39 inches, waist should fit 22/23 inches, and chest 26 inches, (99cm, 56/58.5 cm, 66cm.) It is made from a lovely lightweight pure cotton, that has an embroidered design - see photos below for details. Having long sleeves, and with a full cotton lining it is extremely modest and traditional. Priced at £70 ($108.)
|The dummy is too big for the dress, |
so as the back isn't done up,
I can't show a back view properly;
but it has a fabric tie, and a concealed zip.
|Detail of embroidered cotton strip down the front|
of the dress
|Detail showing fabric embroidery.|