Did Someone Say FREE Printables…

There is nothing better than to be inspired or uplifted.  Nothing greater than to share wisdom or speak from the heart.  At One Small Child we want to share some of our favorite sayings with all of our fantastic customers.  Please enjoy these free 8 x 10 printable memes as a big thank you from our family to yours.








Esther–Our New Silk Baptism Gown featuring Embroidered Lace Trim!

Old-world look, New-world feel

What could be better than a simple, yet elegant baptism gown?  How about one that is made with gorgeous pearl-white silk!  Our 100% silk dupioni provides an heirloom look with a rich luster & feel!  This particular silk is a subtly textured fabric woven from a double strand of silk yarn in a plain weave pattern. The yarn is uneven and varies in width, creating a series of natural horizontal “slubs” that fosters a unique old-world character within the fabric.

To add even more vintage appeal, classic silk puff-sleeves accompany a silk high-waist bodice.  Followed by a lavish one-inch pure silk ribbon that is used for the dress sash.  This brings luxury and allows adjustment freedom for a snug custom fit.


Embroidered Lace

For the focal point of the bodice we used beaded scalloped-peaked embroidered lace.  The pearl-like beadwork in the center of the lace provides subtle detail, along with impeccable presentation.  In addition, this elaborate lace is the highlight of the matching bonnet, along with more one-inch pure silk ribbon for chin ties.  Also, the skirt is adorned with additional embroidered lace as it is festooned around the edging like delicate icing on a cake.  Dainty beads sprinkle the embroidered lace of both the bonnet and the skirt–so quaint!  Finally, the skirt becomes complete with a generous silk-ruffle hem.

Baptism Keepsake Quality

The grandeur of this gown stands alone.  However,  we felt personalized embroidery would add the perfect keepsake touch.  To do this we have included a soft cotton slip to go underneath the gown.  Here a cross, full name and baptism date, or birth date can be a needlepoint work of art to be cherished.  By customizing the slip, the gown is left in an heirloom quality that can be handed down to future posterity.

Check Out the All New “Gift Registry” Feature–Makes Christening Shopping even Easier!


All New “Christening Gift Registry” Feature!

Whether big or small Christenings, Baptisms, Dedications, and Blessings require planning.  There are dates to be set, loved ones to invite, buildings to secure, things to consider like “what to wear?”, and more.  Every bit-of-help counts, and THAT is where our gift registry comes in handy!

Why Parents & Guardians Will Love it!

Amidst the hustle of preparation is the task of finding an outfit or gown that will be perfect for your little one’s special day.  Luckily this is where family, friends, or Godparents step in and help out!  Godparents are honored to provide this for their Godchild.  In other denominations family and friends usually help with this as well.  Some moms want to have a say in deciding the special apparel, while others like to choose a few for the sponsor to pick from.  Either way this registry will accommodate both scenarios.  Not only can outfits or gowns be added to the registry; matching accessories, and gifts can be as well.

During this exciting time many loved ones want to help.  With a gift registry they can.  Parents compile a list within the registry, then share it with anyone who wishes to help.

Why Godparents, Family Members, and Friends Will Love it!

Our gift registry takes out the guess work and uncertainty of knowing what to buy.  Here’s a few ways how:

  • Maybe one person is supplying the outfit or gown, and another is getting matching accessories.  Our gift registry allows parents to compile a complete list so helpers can choose what to purchase with just a point and click.  This ensures everything will match, and keeps everyone up to date with what still needs to be purchased.  It also keeps things budget friendly!
  • Sizing is always tricky when it comes to buying for a little one.  This is no longer an issue as the sizes will already be entered by the parents.
  • Worrying over what style or length will be best for the event is a thing of past.  The gift registry will show the parents preference.

How the Registry Works

  1. Create an account.  If you already have one, simply log in. create-account
  2. Once your account is created and you are logged in, you are ready to start.  While in your account you will notice a menu on the left side of the screen.  Click on “My Gift Registries”.  create-registry
  3. Now you enter important information regarding your event.  begin-registery
  4. Now for the fun part!  It’s time to enter your favorite Christening clothing, matching accessories, jewelry, and more!  Just click on the category of choice on the menu bar at the top of the page.  Then find an item you want to add to your registry.  Select a size and click on the “add to registry” located next to the “add to cart” button.  When finished you can go back to your registry to view the selected items. items
  5. When your registry is complete click on “Share Registry” and enter in emails of those you would like to share it with. track-registry

It is that easy!


Payton Suspender Christening Outfit Boy Baptism Outfit Blessing Outfit

We love our popular Landen Suspender Baptism Outfit so much we couldn’t resist creating a similar style.  The One Small Child design team constructs each outfit with baby’s comfort in mind.  Although, this time we wanted to combine class with ultimate comfort.

Christening & Comfort

Who doesn’t love a day in their pajamas?  This question is what inspired our new handsome Payton Suspender Christening Outfit.  It gives baby’s that cozy pajama feel, while making them look dashing at the same time.  Uber soft cotton rib-knit pants supply ultra pj comfort for your baby boy.  Also, giving mom the freedom to snuggle her little one in softness without the stress of wrinkles.  A matching rib-knit tie adds an adorable factor.  Not only that, but it is removable–oh the convenience!  In addition, adjustable baby suspenders are not only “all the rage”, but are positively charming.


Christening Style

This baptism outfit also includes a crisp “big boy” pointed-collar button up shirt.  The best part is, it’s a bodysuit!  Three snaps make diaper changing a breeze, and also secures the shirt in place. As a result baby never comes untucked during the big day, no matter who is holding him.  Most of all, the baby shirt adjusts for warm and cold seasons.  Customers have their choice of a long sleeve shirt, or a short sleeve.  Furthermore, the left sleeve cuff can be embroidered with initials to give and overall personal touch!

A little something extra…


And finally, add the matching newsboy cap for a look no one will be able to resist.  It is made from the same rib-knit cotton as the pants and tie.  Not only does this foster an impeccable match, it also offers an authentic old-world New York newsboy appeal.  Select a custom fit from 2 different sizes: Small (0-9 months) or Large (12-24 months).

Arianne Embroidered Satin Dress for Christenings, Baptisms, Blessings, and more…

New Motif for Baptisms and More

Our latest design in Baptism wear features daisy embroidered satin and hand-beaded daisy lace.  From shoulder to hem this dress is approximately 23-24″ (depending on the size).  It was designed to brush past baby’s toes, while the included headband wraps her dainty head like a soft crown of flowers.

Classic Bodice & Plush Satin

Little ladylike puff sleeves are the perfect starting point for this dress.  These sleeves, along with a definitive round neck bodice, are made from pure white satin.  Unlike vertical plain weave, satin has a special weaving process.  As such, light reflects off diagonally “floating” yarns.  Therefore giving off a soft, rich glow!  Our satin is a distinct mid-weight fabric.  It is therefore universal, not too heavy for summer, yet warm enough for winter events.

Hand beaded lace to decorate the waist is just the right amount of embellishment.  It is a graceful transitional piece from satin simplicity to elaborate embroidery.


Noteworthy Needlework

Beginning around 900 years ago the life of embroidery on fabric took shape.  What started out as artisan intricate artwork on fabric soon became the mark of wealth.  It quickly gained favor among the majority and remains sought-after today.

In 1820, white embroidery on a white backdrop came to mean fresh-purity and youth.  We wanted to bring this same feel to our Arianne Christening Dress.  This is where the elaborate details of the skirt come in.  Ornate daisies of varying sizes adorn the skirt in the form of exquisite needlepoint.  White embroidery on white satin provide princess type quality.  In addition, this historic artisan technique offers touch-ably pleasing textile.  Finally, graceful scallops make up the hem for a feminine finish.  All-in-all, every skirt element combines for a simple, beautiful, time-less dress.

This heirloom worthy gown could easily be a link from your little one to future generations.


Sean Traditional Baby Boy Christening Gown

Our newest baby boy christening gown design will pull you back into a time of cobblestone streets and quaint French villas.  Made with 100% broadcloth cotton this heirloom gown has a summer breeze feel, with a crisp smooth finish that even grandma will approve of.   Additionally, the Sean bodice features generous pintucks that are enhanced with decorative cotton-covered buttons.  It then is made complete with a classic pointed-collar; offering your little mister a masculine touch that dad will appreciate.  Also, double-layered two inch waist-band introduces a 32-33” traditional length skirt.  Finally, incorporated into this length is entredeux (French term meaning “between two”) trim.  This deluxe trim is used on each sleeve cuff, as well as above our diamond cross-stitched hem for an old-world feel.


Christening & Personalization

Heirloom-style open backed design allows for dressing ease, while a cotton slip adds a secure underlayer.  Not only does our soft cotton slip add a plush extra layer, it can also be personalized.  Embroider baby’s full name and date to commemorate the special day.  Or if you prefer something more customary, we offer time-honored 3-letter monogramming.  Your little man’s initials can be done in a circle, diamond, flourish, geometric, scroll, or simple font for an eye-catching appeal.


Personalization is placed on the slip, making it easy to add more as your family grows.

To make this christening, baptism, or blessing gown the “cream of the crop” we’ve added a sweet visor hat that features more diamond cross-stitching.  In addition to cotton-covered buttons at the sides, this infant visor hat caters to your baby’s natural charm.

Matching Shoes

Even with all of this, we could not stop there; this adorable infant boys christening gown needed matching shoes.  These fully-lined shoes give wiggle room for tiny toes, all the while wrapping them in ultimate comfort.  A cotton-covered button fastened to the outside of the shoe secures a diamond cross-stitched strap.  This simple design is the perfect finishing touch for our Sean gown.


Christening Gown Margaret, Baptism Dress, Christen

All the intricacies of the Margaret Christening Gown…

This 100% cotton broadcloth christening gown has countless details. Each one has been refined and passed down through the ages!  Pin-tucking has always had a place on the clothing of histories elite.  The Margaret skirt panel pintucks are no exception, giving this baby girl christening gown an overall vintage charm.  Also, a generous ruffle hem, ruffle bonnet, and dainty puff sleeves offer a simple splendor.  Vintage Battenberg lace decorates the bodice and sleeve cuffs.  In addition, this same lace is featured on the heirloom-length skirt providing perfect symmetry.   Also, cotton covered buttons drape down the back, allowing for effortless dressing.  Queen Victoria prompted the creation of this lace in the late 1800’s after dubbing her son-in-law Duke of Battenburg.  Batten lace has been at the root of Victorian design ever since.


More Details…

Also, a one inch satin-ribbon sash offers a custom fit.  Intricate lace insertions on the skirt paneling add a delicate touch.  Such a gorgeous baby gown is not for christenings alone.  It also makes for an ideal baptism dress, blessing gown, baby photo shoot, wedding, or any other special occasion.  Finally, our included Regal Length Slip offers extra layer luxury and subtle volume.

Our Margaret Christening Gown is a One Small Child exclusive and cannot be found anywhere else.  Plus, try our 3-letter monogram or shamrock embroidery to transform exclusive into “one-of-a-kind”. Personalization is added to the skirt’s center panel with your choice of colored thread.  Choose between classic silver, royal gold, Irish green, or baby-soft pink.  Each gown is handcrafted by highly experienced seamstresses, ensuring every effort is made for lasting resilience and impeccable presentation.  A prep-team inspects, steams, and neatly packages each order to be sent directly to your door–all ready to go for the special event.  Another added bonus: we know family time is precious, so this ageless baptism gown is designed with easy-to-wash convenience.  Just give it a gentle hand wash, and hang or lay flat to dry–it’s that easy!



Introducing Our New Website and New Collection!

We have some exciting news here at our busy shop.  We’ve launched a new website as well as a BRAND new collection.  We’d like to introduce the Katy Lane Collection… katy lane blog

As you know, at One Small Child, our mission is to help make your occasion special and memorable. We know one of the most important of those occasions is your wedding day. We’ve been inspired to branch out, with the hope of making your big day the best day. With the new Katy Lane Collection, we now offer a selection of fabulous flower girl clothing.


New Website, the New Katy Lane Collection


When making the flower girl collection we realized that this could easily translate into a gorgeous women’s line as well.  This gorgeous skirt works great as a bridesmaid outfit or for any occasion calling for a special look.

New Website, the New Katy Lane Collection



At Katy Lane Collection, we now offer our finest line of designer christening clothing for boys and girls. We’ve taken our decades of experience and poured it into a selection of fine christening wear and complete christening collections. The Katy Lane Collection brings you only the finest textiles and the most intricate detailing in an array of quality, hand-made gowns and outfits with all the matching accessories.

New line New collection


Everything in our Katy Lane Collection is hand made in our own U.S.A facility.  We make sure that each item sewn on our facility is the best of quality.

Discover all the Katy Lane Collection has to offer at our new sister site: www.katylanecollection.com

Happy Holidays from One Small Child

Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year from all of us at One Small Child!

Merry Christmas

We will be out of the office after today, spending time with our families. We hope you are able to be with your loved ones as well! Have a safe, and wonderful holiday!

Holiday Party Dresses for Baby at One Small Child

Nothing is more festive than a pretty party dress! Celebrate in style with one of our holiday party dresses! Each is made from dupioni silk and boasts ornate detail. Any style will become a beautiful look on your little princess. Find all the details of each dress below…
Holiday Party Dresses

Skye Party Dress

(top left) The Skye dress is made from our vibrant aqua blue dupioni silk. The over-dress is fashioned from embroidered lace netting, and it’s absolutely gorgeous! Tiny floral details are embroidered throughout the lace. A handmade silk rosette is fastened off-center at the waist. A silk ribbon belt ties at the back, atop the silk-covered buttons. The Skye dress has puffed sleeves and is below-the-knee in length. This two piece set includes the silk under-dress and lace over-gown. See the matching slippers here!

Shop the Skye Holiday Party Dress

Kira Party Dress

(top center) The Kira is a classy midnight blue dress in dupioni silk. A traditional puffed sleeve, and volume skirt design makes for a classic holiday look. A cream silk ribbon sash ties in the back, above silk-covered buttons. A tulle pouf with a shiny button center is a pretty accent. Handmade silk rosettes top a bed of tulle and bead plumes, making a fancy statement headband. Soft, wide lace ensures her comfort. The Kira is a two-piece set that includes the party dress and headband.

Shop the Kira Holiday Party Dress

Madeline Party Dress

(top right) The Madeline is the perfect pink party dress for your little prima! Luxurious pink dupioni silk and regal embroidered lace are fabrics fit for royalty. Handmade pink silk rosettes grace the bodice and headband. Each is centered with pretty beads and sit atop sheer cream tulle. The Madeline features puffed sleeves and is below-the-knee length. This two-piece set includes the party dress and statement headband.

Shop the Madeline Holiday Party Dress

Ella Party Dress

(bottom left) The Ella is a stunning red silk dress, topped with ornately embroidered cream lace over-dress. A silk ribbon sash is topped with a simple pouf of cream tulle, centered with a large sparkly bead. The lace over-dress features puffed sleeves and is below-the-knee length. A handmade silk rosette is nestled in soft ostrich feathers, all atop a comfy wide lace band. This three-piece set will be the cherry on top at her event!

Shop the Ella Holiday Party Dress

Ruby Party Dress

(bottom center) The Ruby is a precious pink gown that’s sure to add a little sparkle to her special occasion. Pink dupioni silk  is decorated with gorgeous beaded lace trim. Puffed sleeves and a short, above-the-knee length are perfect for your little mover! A row of silk-covered buttons fasten the back of the dress. The matching pink diaper cover has little silk ribbon bows at each leg opening, and is included in this two-piece set. Accessorize with the Ruby Shoes to make her toes twinkle! So cute!

Shop the Ruby Holiday Party Dress

Fiona Party Dress

(bottom right) The Fiona is simply delightful! Made from your color choice of dupioni silk. A sheer textured overlay has petite polka-dots. It allows the richly colored silk to shine through. An over-sized silk bow decorates the top of the bodice, near the shoulder of this A-line dress. A matching silk diaper cover and bow headband complete this three-piece set. We love these Leather Ballet Moccasins with this dress. The Fiona is simply adorable!

Shop the Fiona Holiday Party Dress

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