William Traditional Boy Baptism Christening Gown

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Our Traditional Style William Baptism Gown for Baby Boys!

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Amy Sheer Blessing Dress, Christening Dress, Baptism Dress with Matching Baby Headband

Sweet Amy!

Next up from our NEW designs is our Amy Blessing Dress.

 

Blessing Dress Details:

A 100% sheer lattice, polyester dress delicately overlays a soft 100% cotton slip.  Flower-vine details float atop the bodice lattice and skirt edge.  Perfectly scrunched lace wraps each sleeve in pure sweetness.  The white satin-ribbon sash makes getting that perfect fit a breeze.  (Ever wondered how to tie a dress sash into a perfect bow?  Check out our Facebook page for a tutorial.)

A matching headband pulls this quaint little dress altogether.  Soft elastic is attached to more flower-vine goodness, while an off-centered satin bow adds that “little something extra”.

Accessories:

Every mom wants their little one’s day to be memorable.  Let us help with our many accessories and embroidery options.  Listed below are some must-haves to create a notable and hassle-free day.

  • Camisole Onsie – not only do these hold baby’s diaper firmly in place during the ceremony, they are great for everyday use (get more and save with our 3-pack).  Have her initials monogrammed on the chest for a personal touch.
  • Cotton Diaper Cover – dainty satin-ribbon bows and cotton ruffles adorn the  legs.  And what could be more adorable than a cross, shamrock, or baby’s name embroidered on the bum!
  • Floral Initial Ruffle Bib – keep her dress pristine with a bib that looks as pretty as the dress.  The floral embroidery detail compliment the dress and the flourish initial makes it custom just for her.
  • Silver & Pearl Name Bracelet – divine fresh-water pearls and sterling silver beads encircle baby’s name, spelled in sterling silver letter blocks.  Add a cross charm and/or birthstone crystal to sparkle on her tiny wrist. Finally, a half-inch silver chain enables the bracelet to adjust for a lasting fit.

Have any embroidery done in your choice of white, baby pink, soft green, metallic gold, or silver thread.  White thread offers a subtle look, pink or green enhances her small features, while metallic gold and silver create a timeless feel.

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Brand New Spring Lace Christening Gowns Design – Camilla

Spring is Here!

Spring showers may bring April flowers, but here at One Small Child, Spring also brings fresh new designs. After a long winter of hunkering down and feverishly working, we are excited to present each one. First up is our Camilla Christening Gown:

What’s in a Name?

The name Camilla originates as a Latin baby name.  It means noble; free-born; servant of the temple.  We believe we captured the epitome of each meaning with this satin and lace baby gown.

Gown Details…

The square neckline brings a sense of noble birthright, just as it did in the 17th century. From neckline to hem stretches a generous floral lace panel with a unique continuous flow.  Dual intricate glossy-looping trims each side to confirm superior craftsmanship.  Scalloped lace is the final framework as it cascades over the shoulders and circles around the back.  This is a flawless introduction to scalloping lace that waterfalls down three-quarter sleeves.

This gown is made with matte satin.  Our satin is a pure white and lustrous mid-weight fabric.  This combination of color and density makes for a temperature comfy baby on any Spring day.

A hand-gather waist and 3 buttons make up the back.  The gathering offsets the simplistic front design, while buttons make for dressing ease.  And finally, the hem is festooned with a double laced edge, and more glossy looped lace.

As a bonus, we include a matching baby christening bonnet.  An exaggerated ruffle softly brushes baby’s sweet face.  A thick satin band accentuates a fully-lined puff style bonnet.  The open back design is indicative of a vintage inspired headpiece. Thin triple strand satin ribbons tie under the chin for a secure fit.

Christening Accessories:

What could be better than a gorgeous christening gown for your little one’s special day?  How about matching accessories to complete the look.  For those who adore lace, pair our Lucy Christening Slippers with this gown.  Or maybe a little less frill is more to your liking, take a look at our Bow Christening Slipper in satin.  And last but not least, make sure baby stays warm with this glorious Satin Ruffle Blanket.

Don’t forget to check out the embroidery options for both the baby slippers and blanket.  Personalize one or both to commemorate baby’s special day!

Stay Tuned For More New Styles…

Brand New Holiday Wedding and Special Occasion Wear. Beautiful for Bridesmaids, Flowergirls, or a Special Night Out!

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Transform your special day into a Winter Wonderland with our Collins and Josina circle skirts

Katy Lane Collection has new holiday skirts for women.   The full circle cut design creates billows of fabric along with enticing volume and flow.  Just imagine these gorgeous skirts in a wedding line of beautiful bridesmaids.  Or picture yourself floating across the room during a dinner party, dance, anniversary, gala, or any other special event–all eyes will be one you!  Not only do these skirts look the epitome of elegance, they make you feel like the belle of the ball.  We have full length skirts (Collins) for the utmost formal events, and knee length skirts (Josina) for a little flirty fun.

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Flower girl Naomi full length circle skirt.

Our flower girl designs have all sorts of different applications.  Have matching bridesmaids and flower girls.  Or shake things up with diamond textured bridesmaids and smooth textured flower girls.  Maybe differentiate the two with lengths; full length for bridesmaids, and knee length for flower girls.  The possibilities are endless!  Also, not only will the girls look adorably sweet in these skirts, they will LOVE the way they twirl!

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Did we mention the options?

 

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Women and girls skirts come in full length or knee length, and your choice of burgundy smooth, burgundy diamond, and ivory diamond color and texture.  These skirts above and below are pictured with our soft velvet shirts.  Monroe for the girls, and Hartley for women.

Matching up…

Dress alike, but use different accessories.

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One final thought.  How about a mother daughter photo memorial.  Every parent knows that children do not stay little forever.  Capture their vibrant youth within your heart–and take photos often! These will be priceless in the future.  Oscar Wilde once said, “No man is rich enough to buy back his past”, but luckily we can take photos to remember it.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.