It’s the final day in our fun May Flower mini series. We’ve saved the best for last! Today we’re highlighting a gorgeous Communion dress that is sure to please–Miss Natalie. We hope you’ve enjoyed taking a closer look at each of these beautiful dresses as much as we have! In case you missed them, here are the other May Flower posts: Miss Amanda | Miss Lauren | Miss Kodie
All About the Miss Natalie:
This dress is all about showcasing the gorgeous details. A simple background brings your focus to the adorable floral trim. Beadwork is added for a little sparkle. What girl doesn’t love to shine? The trim runs neatly along the square neckline, the waistline, sleeves and a double layer along the hem. A wide organza sash makes a pretty bow at the back of her waist. This dress features a square neckline, cap sleeves and below the knee length. An understated ball gown silhouette is elegant, but appropriate for your little princess. We know she’ll feel so special in this shimmering dress!
After all it is Communion season, but at the same time it’s also May Flower season! So I wanted to highlight the two together by showcasing our dresses with a theme of May Flowers: Miss Lauren First Communion Dress. This is such an important time in a young girl’s life and you want her to be showcased beautifully. A dress is a great way to showcase her personality. The Miss Lauren is great for sweet girls that want something with a little flow when she walks and a pouffy skirt.
We love the simple lines we created with this dress and how the skirt is just the right amount of pouf for her to have a beautiful gown. Some events in life require a more understated gown and this one is perfect for those occasions with just a touch of flare, with another bow in the back at the belted waistline.
To order this darling First Communion dress for your little Miss’ big day, or for anything she needs a simple white dress for, go here for the Miss Lauren.
The Miss Lauren is a simple and elegant, 100% polyester taffeta A-line dress that is perfectly dress-up with out being too fussy. Featuring a dainty cap sleeve, scoop neckline and a draped bow at the waist with a flower detail perfect for May Day. With a fabric belt it helps give a feminine waist that is age appropriate. Zipper closure in back, made in the USA.
Your beautiful event is now over. All the guests have now gone, the decorations have been taken down and all those thank you cards are sent. There’s just one more thing on your to-do list: preserving your Christening gown or suit. So, what are the best methods of storage for your precious gown? Are there any preservation tips or tricks? How do you keep your gown looking crisp for siblings or generations to come? Today, we’ll teach you how to preserve and store your Christening gown or outfit the right way.
Step 1-Dry clean or hand-wash the baptism gown or blessing outfit as directed on the clothing tag. Why? Stains and body oils can irreparably discolor the fabric. If your item calls for a hand-wash, avoid using harsh soaps, chlorine bleach, fabric softeners, and starch. Rinse the christening dress or outfit well to remove detergent residues.
Step 2-Once the gown or outfit is completely dry, stuff it with clean, acid-free tissue; this will help prevent hard creases that can weaken the fabric. Fold additional tissue into pleats and slip it between layers of fabric.
Step 3-Place the christening outfit in a 100 percent cotton muslin garment bag. Plastic or vinyl bags are unacceptable for long-term preservation since garments need to breathe. For this same reason, you should not seal or wrap a cardboard box containing heirloom christening clothing. Never pack mothballs with your christening apparel since they can ruin fabric over time. Also avoid storing the christening suit or gown with metal items. If you have purchased a bracelet for your special occasion, you can find the perfect display frame here. It’s a good idea to label your storage container (if it is not already monogrammed or personalized) with your child’s name and event or birth date.
Step 4-Store the christening gown in a dark, cool, dry place (for example, in a closet or under a bed). Avoid storing the box or bag in places where temperature or humidity may fluctuate seasonally (for example, a garage or attic). The ideal storage place has a relative humidity of 55 percent and a temperature of about 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
It is a good idea to check your outfit once in a while to ensure that it is maintaining its beauty. When you handle your christening heirloom, wear cotton gloves–skin oils can discolor fabric.
When you wish to use your treasured christening gown or outfit again, remove it from the storage container and air it out for several days. You may need to steam the item to remove wrinkles; iron only as a last resort, and only on a very low setting.
That’s all there is to it. Now you know how to preserve and store your Christening gown or outfit for generations to come!
New for 2009, the Miss Hannah First Communion dress is now available for purchase exclusively at One Small Child. This pretty dress features traditional ball-gown styling with dainty floral embroidery, beads, and a lovely peek-a-boo cutaway back. Available in girls’ sizes 6-12.
Steven sent this gorgeous photo of his daughter in her first communion dress last year, he comments:
“I just wanted to send a picture of our daughter in her Miss Destiny dress and veil. One Small Child was truly spectacular in providing a beautiful quality design. Your company was amazing in getting the dress and halo to us in a short period of time. Our daughter felt wonderfully special during the event and at her communion dinner.
I would highly recommend your products to anyone.”
Our new styles for First Communion 2009 are coming…and we have more stock in our popular Miss Tiffany Communion Dress on the way as well. We hope to have them available for you to order within the next two weeks. Once they arrive, they’ll be in-stock and ready for immediate shipment.
P.S. Don’t forget to check out our discounted selection of First Communion Accessories…when they’re gone, they’re gone!