We received the following note along with this lovely portait back in 2006:
“I purchased the Memory christening gown for my daughter’s baptism back at the beginning of July. The gown took my breath away when it first arrived…it was simply everything I had dreamed of for my daughter! The lace was so very soft, and it looked like something I found in my grandmother’s attic!
After the baptism, I took my daughter to get her portrait taken in her gown. I just wanted to share the picture with you. The portrait looks like a family portrait from 100 years ago! The gown is magnificent, and the price just couldn’t be beat. We received so many compliments that day, but the main compliment was how many people asked if my daughter was in a 3rd or 4th generation gown!
I will gladly tell all my friends about your site, and I will be shopping again for holiday clothing and perhaps a flower girl dress for my mother’s St. Patrick’s Day wedding in 2007! Thank you so much for such a lovely, treasured heirloom that will be handed down with pride and love!”
Precious little Scarlet’s mother, Linda, kindly shares her comments:
“I just wanted to share some photos of my daughter Scarlet Snow in your Memory christening dress. I searched high and low to find the perfect dress and once I found your web site there it was. It was great to have the option of ordering up to 3 dresses and your customer service was excellent! … We received so many compliments on how beautiful and unique the dress is.”
“…no one else puts the tender love, care and detailing into sewing like you! The christening gown you made our second daughter is the most beautiful I have ever seen, and it is perfectly adorable on her!
Our daughter was christened back East to continue an almost 280 year tradition at our family’s church. It was quite an affair. We recently moved to the West Coast from the East Coast. My christening gown was too small to continue the tradition. I had much difficulty finding a long beautiful, handmade traditional styled christening gown with long sleeves. Most department stores have too few selections and not very pretty.
I purchased the “Ava” dress from your One Small Child website… Everyone asked if the christening gown was an heirloom. Needless to say, it is now. Thank you so much for your attention to details in style, great customer service and your kindness.”
Note: Our Ava dress is no longer available, however, please see our Natalia gown for something similar–pictured above
“My daughter Victoria Elizabeth just got christened this Saturday, and she was wearing the Lillian gown. I never imagined that a christening gown could be so beautiful. Everyone mentioned that they never saw one as pretty as this one, and they asked where I got it. I never thought that the netting and the embroidery would be so soft. It reminded everyone of a baby wedding gown. The bonnet was breath-taking. The detail that went into the bonnet and the dress was amazing. I didn’t realize how much detail there was put into the dress from the picture. I was extremely pleased and proud to have my daughter in your gown. Keep up the great work…you made me a very happy and proud mom.”
What a lovely baby girl! Isabella’s mother, Reyna, writes:
“This is a picture of our daughter, Isabella Rose, in the Lillian christening gown. The gown arrived so much sooner than we expected. And it fit perfectly. It was absolutely gorgeous, excellent quality material and very well put together. She looked so beautiful and everyone asked us where we got the dress from. It was so hard to chose from the selection. All the gowns were so gorgeous. Thank you so much for making our daughter look so beautiful on her special day.”