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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Wintry weather calls for crisp, white christening gowns. Our Lillian Christening Gown is made from lace that is as intricate as a snowflake…
All About the Lillian…
The Lillian gown is made from embroidered netting. Netting is a very delicate, open, and light fabric created by twisting, knotting, or weaving threads together at regular intervals. It’s soft to the touch and flows beautifully. Intricate floral motifs are embroidered on the netting. The result is truly gorgeous. The Lillian gown is fully lined with a soft polyester lining. It is an heirloom-length dress and features elbow length lace sleeves. A row of buttons and a satin ribbon belt ties in back. The four-piece set includes the lace gown, matching bonnet, matching shawl and a soft cotton slip. Personalized embroidery options are available for the Lillian.
Warm Weather Accessories…
Winter Christening Gowns call for warm and cozy accessories. Our Lace Ruffle Socks are a cold-weather must. The Lillian Lace Slippers are a soft-construction crib shoe, fully lined with warm, cozy flannel. Don’t forget to add the Lillian Lace Blanket. With a soft flannel lining, it’s sure to keep your little snow bunny comfortable. Each accessory is designed to match the Lillian gown flawlessly.
We had to include this regal christening gown in our collection of fall and winter occasion wear. We love this royal christening gown…
All About the Royal Christening Dress…
An ornately embroidered satin-silk bodice is absolutely stunning. This luxurious fabric has all the charm and rich pearl color of silk. It offers the beautiful sheen of muted satin. You’ll love the silky-smooth feel that only a combination of these materials could provide. We topped the satin-silk with layers of re-embroidered lace netting, in the same pearl tone. This lavish material has character! The re-embroidery offers a pronounced texture, found in only the finest of textiles.
It offers all the simple charm of an old-world heirloom. The bodice features ornamental embroidery. flanked with lace. The three-tier ruffle sleeve is suitable for any season. A slight gather provides an appropriate skirt volume. Symmetrical sweeps reveal yet another layer of exquisite lace. Generous ruffles finish the sweeps and hem of the gown. Hand-gathered silk trim offers extra decoration. Silk-covered buttons neatly secure the back of the gown to part-way down. This offers gown presentation ease. From the lace collar to the over-stated hemline, this gown is timeless.
Each Royal gown is hand-crafted with love. Special care is taken to construct your gown with beauty and durability. We’ve selected only the finest materials. Our most experienced seamstresses work to give you a gown worthy to be passed from generation to generation.
Along with the gown, you’ll receive a matching bonnet, cotton slip and preservation bag. The matching bonnet has two tiers of lavish lace and shimmery silk ribbon ties. The slip is made from combed cotton broadcloth material. It’s both comfortable and durable. A thick ruffle with generous gathering provides subtle volume to the bottom of the gown. This helps preserve the gown’s shape throughout the skirt. Our muslin preservation bag with padded hanger provide the proper environment for garment storage.
Looking for a festive outfit for all your upcoming holiday fun? Our Kira is a classic navy party dress for baby girl. Perfect!
All About the Kira…
The Kira is made from only the best of textiles. The luxurious dupioni silk is a rich shade of midnight navy. A classic design of puffed sleeves and a simple bodice. A pearl white silk ribbon sash adds interest to the waistline. It’s decorated with a pouf of tulle and a sparkly button. A full skirt is subtly gathered at the waistline and ends below-the-knee. It’s just the right length for your wee one.
A matching headband is included in this 2-piece set. Two handmade silk rosettes are accentuated with raw-edge boughs of tulle. A spray of beads and a shimmery button add a little glam. All this is nestled atop a wide, stretchy lace band that’s soft and comfortable.
Accessorize the Kira…
To compliment and complete her festive frock, may we suggest: The Bamboo Camisole Bodysuit (the perfect layering piece that adds warmth and comfort to any outfit.) The Silk Diaper Cover (A pretty pearl white undergarment that will peek out from underneath baby’s dress.) The Pearl Bracelet (just because every party girl needs pearls.)
Have you seen our Madison girls Christening coat? If you’re looking for a dressy coat that will keep baby warm, the Madison is what you’re looking for! Whether she’s in her special occasion gown or her favorite jumper, the crisp white compliments all her outfits. Thick pleats all the way around the bodice create a feminine ruffle. Three large buttons and a plush collar keep out those cool drafts. The Madison is made from a thick Nordic fleece fabric that’s super soft to the touch and extra warm. It’s double-sided, so there isn’t an itchy inside. The Madison isn’t heavy and won’t make baby feel weighed down. Your little princess will feel nothing but luxurious warmth. Did we mention it’s machine washable? She’ll love how she feels and you’ll love how she looks in the Madison Christening coat!
A first birthday is such a fun milestone! One that definitely calls for a celebration. A couple weeks ago, we shared this Winter ‘One’derland First Birthday Party. Today, we’d like to share how Josie’s mom threw this simple girls first birthday party. Here’s what she did:
“I chose the Winter ‘One’derland theme because it fit my daughter’s January birthdate, and it was specific to a first birthday. I liked the trendy color combination of silver, light blue and purple. So I chose them to base my decorating on. I’m very practical, and I knew I could easily find everything I needed in these colors. I don’t like to stress over these things!
“I recruited my sister (a great cook) to bake a home-made cake for Josie to smash. She did layers in the theme colors of blue, white and purple. Then, decorated it with white whipped frosting and silver sprinkles. It was just what I wanted-simple and delicious! She also made colorful cupcakes with the leftover batter from each layer. We served the cupcakes to the guests with some blue punch and left the smash cake all to the birthday girl.
“The most important thing to me was to have cute pictures to remember the fun. So I created a colorful backdrop that went along with my theme. I used four plastic tablecloths-layered on top of each other to get the streamer effect. Shred the top three, and leave the back whole. Add the twinkle lights and tulle in a swag over to finish the top and sides. I also added coffee filter snowflakes throughout the backdrop. The foam letters I happened upon, and thought were a cute addition. I put down a folded white sheet that I could just throw in the wash after the cake smash and some balloons for the kids to kick around. Josie and the other kids had fun playing with them, and it made for some great snapshots.”
“My mom saw the chalkboard idea, and I loved it! I’m kind of a perfectionist, so I made sure to draw it well in advance. It was a little time consuming, but everyone loved it. I felt it was worth it to display some fun things about Josie’s personality.
“The order of events went like this: after the guests arrived we sang happy birthday to Josie. She was so excited to see all her family. I let her open her gifts first-mom and dad and both her grandmas helped a lot with that. It was sweet that she got to open several gifts with the help of those who gifted them. She loved all her clothes and toys! We saved the cake smash for last, since I knew she’d be messy afterward. We let her dive in and then served the cupcakes and punch to the guests. Afterward, everyone visited while the kids (and a few dads) played with the toys and balloons. It was all very laid-back and simple.
“Josie had a great time playing with all her family. She enjoyed the gifts and the delicious cake, and I loved seeing her so happy! It was a very simple party to put together-just right for a girls first birthday party.”
We love little boys in preppy sweaters! You’ll adore the way your little gentleman looks, and he’ll love the way he feels in either of these baby boy sweaters! Top off his plain button up bodyshirt with something warm and dressy. Pair them with his favorite pants. The options are endless with this versatile accessory! We offer two styles: crew neck (Kody) or V-neck (Kevin). Each is made from 100% cotton. The V-neck style allows for the perfect amount of room for a fun bow-tie. These argyle cardigans are so adorable!
We want to share one of our favorite winter Christening outfits today. The Lucas is an adorable 3 piece set. It includes a short-sleeved romper, adorable jacket and a visor beret hat. Each is made from plush knit cotton. This ribbed material has a heavenly texture. It’s extremely soft and thick. Your little gentleman will stay warm and snug in this handsome outfit! Ornate braided trim adds a subtle touch to the romper, jacket and hat.