Every once in awhile our amazing seamstresses will come across a fabric that impresses them to create for someone special in their life. One such seamstress, with our Madison Coat pattern in hand, began to cut, gather, and stitch a darling coat for her newest granddaughter. It turned out SO fantastic we just had to add it to our shop for all of you! What fabric did she use you ask?
100% polyester Minky Dot fabric
Minky Dot fabric is not only a supremely soft micro-fiber but the polka dot feature has a “pop-out” 3D effect that is uber cuddly. The Peter Pan style collar, puff sleeves, and large silk covered buttons bring an air of whimsy and innocence. A high waisted bodice complete with subtle gathers will enhance the baby doll beauty in any little girl. In fact, you will want to pinch her cheeks just to make sure she is still real.
We loved this little Minky Coat so much we couldn’t help but make a pair of matching boots! Starting with the same Minky fabric, a large silk covered button was fastened along with a looped elastic. This makes dressing baby’s feet quick and easy! What mom wouldn’t love that! That is not even the best part, the insides are fully lined with synthetic fur that is so snuggly you will wish you could crawl inside.
Give Her the Royal Treatment
Renaissance Royalty meets modern day baby. This old-world style jacket is made with re-embroidered lace. This edified artistry brings the intricate flower clusters to life. The dramatic spacing adds an undeniable regal essence. Two ample 100% silk ribbons are securely fastened for presentation ease. And finally, intricate hand-beaded lace trims the edge of the jacket’s entirety.
For a purely subtle elegance, drape this lacey goodness over our soft 100% cotton slip. Or, if you still love subtlety but want something with just a little extra–pair it with our regal cotton slip. The eight-inch ruffle makes a statement without being too loud. Or, last but certainly not least, if you would like a truly royal affect pair this jacket with our exquisite Sophi or Royal Gown.
Our Traditional Style William Baptism Gown for Baby Boys!
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”.
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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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.
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.
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…
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.
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!
Did we mention the options?
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.
Dress alike, but use different accessories.
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.
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.
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.
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
- Create an account. If you already have one, simply log in.
- 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”.
- Now you enter important information regarding your event.
- 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.
- When your registry is complete click on “Share Registry” and enter in emails of those you would like to share it with.
It is that easy!
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…
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.
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.
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.
Everything in our Katy Lane Collection is handmade in our own U.S.A. facility. We make sure that each item sewn on our facility is the best of quality.
We are so excited to introduce our first new Christening gown of fall 2015! Meet the Norah…
All About the Norah…
Can we just say we love this hi-low christening dress! Every detail adds to the magnificent look of the Norah. A satin bodice provides a pretty sheen. Lace trim accentuates the waistline. Sweet layers of flowing organza cascade on the hi-low style skirt. Each tier is finished with a dainty lace trim. Adorable bell sleeves are trimmed with matching lace. Two tiny satin ribbons tie at the back, along with the button-back closure. A matching bonnet features gathered satin and a lace trim. Thin satin ribbon ties secure the bonnet.
Accessorize the Norah…
To complete her occasion outfit, may we suggest:
–The Norah Headband. A twisted cluster of beads atop a satin band. This headband is adorable!
–The Lacy Camisole Bodysuit. A pretty lace panel decorates the bodice of this super soft bodysuit. Our signature camisole style ensures bulky sleeves won’t be bothersome for layering underneath all baby’s outfits!
–The Lucy Slippers. These comfy crib shoes are made from shimmery nylon lace and fully lined with soft cotton fleece. The Lucy Slippers co-ordinate beautifully with the Norah Gown.
–The Satin Ruffle Blanket. Keep baby warm and cozy without ruining the regal effect of her occasion gown. A fleece-lined satin blanket is just as fancy as her outfit! It can even be personalized with any of our embroidery options!
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