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One Small Child’s Fabric Information

Sometimes when we learn more about something, we see more of why it’s so special. At One Small Child, we take special care in selecting each fabric to be used in our designs. We know what makes a great material. Today, we wanted to share some of our knowledge with you. This fabric information is good to know when designing, constructing and purchasing clothing for yourself and anyone else. So, without further ado, here’s a little background information on some of our most popular fabrics…

One Small Child Fabric Information

Cotton: The cotton (upper left) we use most is a broadcloth weave cotton. A broadcloth is a fine, tightly woven plain weave with a faint rib. Usually of cotton or cotton blend, but can be made with any fiber. Our cotton broadcloth is made from 100% cotton. Many of our boy’s outfits are made from cotton broadcloth, including the Daniel Outfit.

Satin: Our matte satin is a bridal quality textile. Satin is a weaving process that causes light to reflect off diagonally “floating” yarns, rather than being absorbed by the regular perpendicular intersections of yarns found in a plain weave. Satin can be made from any fiber, is smooth and tightly woven, and comes in many weights and degrees of shine. Our matte satin is a mid-to-heavy weight pure white polyester product with a “de-lustered” surface. That means it has a soft, rich glow rather than a glaring shine. Our Olivia Gown is a gorgeous display of satin.

Netting/Lace: Netting (lower left) or Lace (lower right) is a very delicate, open, and light fabric. It’s created by twisting, knotting, or weaving threads together at regular intervals. Our Memory and Lillian gowns are made from gorgeous embroidered netting. Our Lucy Gown is made from the pretty floral print lace that is pictured above.

One Small Child Fabric Information

Organza: Organza is a plain weave fabric made of tightly twisted yarns in a sheer, light weight. It has a crisp finish and can be constructed of any number of textile fibers. Ours is 100% polyester and has a soft luster. Our Clarice Dress is made from organza.

Shantung: Shantung is woven in the same manner as dupioni (see silk dupioni description below), creating the same overall textured effect of the silk product, but utilizing man-made polyester fibers rather than natural silk yarns. Our shantung is bright, pure white in color. It’s a medium weight, and has a soft luster on the surface. For example, the Jonathan Outfit is made from shantung.

Silk: We use a silk called dupioni. It’s 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”, which should not be considered flaws, as they make up the unique character of the textile. Our silk dupioni is “pearl white” in color (a shade between white and ivory), is light to medium weight, and has a crisp finish with an understated sheen for an overall luxurious appearance. The Francis Romper is an example of our silk outfits.

Tulle: Tulle is a sheer net in a hexagonal mesh pattern (see netting description above). It has a light to medium stiffness and is often made from silk, rayon, cotton or nylon fibers. Tulle is most commonly used in formal wear, veils and costuming. If you love the look of tulle, you’ll love our Shanna Gown.

One Small Child Fabric Information

Cotton Piques: Above are the two pique fabrics we use. A pique is a textured weave, available in many different patterns: vertical, horizontal or diagonal rib, birdseye (small diamonds), waffle (small squares), honeycomb, or wave. Usually tightly woven and constructed of cotton or cotton blend fibers. The waffle pique (above left) is used in our Austin Outfit.

You can learn more about all of our fabrics in this article on our website. Now that you have more fabric information, you can choose from our high-quality selection based on your personal preference! Happy shopping!


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The Preslee: A Beautiful Silk Christening Gown from One Small Child

Gorgeous embroidery and intricate beadwork graces tulle lace and rich silk. The Preslee Silk Christening Gown is simply stunning!

Preslee Silk Christening Gown

All About the Preslee

The Preslee is an extravagant event gown made from 100% silk dupioni. Dupioni is a subtly textured fabric in a plain weave pattern. The yarn is uneven and varies in width, creating a series of natural horizontal “slubs”. These “slubs” make up the unique character of the fabric and offer a rich feel. The Preslee’s silk is a pearl white color. It’s a rich, creamy shade between white and ivory.

The silk is overlain with stunning embroidered tulle lace. This tulle lace is a sheer net in a hexagonal mesh pattern. It is a light, flowing fabric. Pretty embroidered flowers are elegantly scattered across the tulle. Each features a delicate bough of beads, hand-sewn in place.

The bodice features a scalloped-lace overlay, a lustrous double-face silk ribbon sash, and stunning silk rosette. The beautiful rosette is hand-finished with a spray of ostrich feathers and three freshwater pearls. A matching rosette piece is placed on a wide, stretchy-lace headband. The bodice boasts feminine puffed sleeves.

The silk skirt is overlain with the embroidered & delicately beaded tulle lace. The hem is finished with a petite scallop. The Preslee is a regal length gown. (Overall length is 38-40″, depending on the size.) The double-faced silk ribbon sash ties in the back. A row of silk-covered buttons fastens the back of the gown. It’s presentation ready with an heirloom style. (Buttons part-way down the back.)

A soft cotton slip is layered beneath the Preslee. It features a generous ruffled hem that adds a touch of body to the skirt of the gown. Personalize the slip with a name and date embroidery for a special touch.

The Preslee Gown comes as a four-piece set and includes: the gown, a matching headband, the ruffled cotton slip and a muslin preservation garment bag. Add all the separate co-ordinates: the Preslee Slippers, the Preslee Blanket and the Preslee Bib for a complete look. As always, the Preslee is handcrafted, with love, in the USA of imported fabrics.


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Ludlow Boys Holiday Outfit from One Small Child

The handsome Ludlow Boys Holiday Outfit is made to match the Lyla Holiday Dress. We are loving this adorable baby suit coat set!

Ludlow Boys Holiday Outfit

About the Ludlow…

Shiny black buttons and faux pockets decorate a houndstooth suit coat. We love this classic black and white print that’s so trendy right now! A clean-cut white body shirt is a great staple that your little gentleman will use over and over. The Ludlow pants are solid black. They feature a flat front and elastic back waistband.  The red bow tie adds a pop of color to complete your sharp little guy’s look. These four pieces are all included to make holiday outfit shopping easy for you. So convenient!


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Baby Girl Christmas Dresses: the Lyla from One Small Child

We are excited to re-introduce one of our favorite baby girl Christmas Dresses this year: the Lyla.

Lyla: Baby Girl Christmas Dresses

All About the Lyla…

Our Lyla is a pretty A-line dress made from a delightful houndstooth fabric. This mini black and white pattern is classic and trendy for her holiday style. The Lyla features a baby doll neckline with a gentle gather for feminine flair. The black is echoed on the bias trimmed puffed sleeves. A red carnation adds a pop of color of center on the dress front. An adorable ruffle back diaper cover peeks out underneath.

Accessorize…

Complete her holiday look with our Black Baby Tights and our Leather Ballet Moccasins (shown in red). Don’t forget to layer our warm and comfy Bamboo Camisole Bodysuit underneath!


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Luxurious Silk Dress Coats for Baby Girl

Cooler weather calls for layering up. Even on special event days. Reach for one of these silk dress coats when your little needs extra warmth…

The Jane + Ginny Silk Coats…

The Ginny dress coat is made from a double layer of dupioni silk. Dupioni silk is a rich, textured fabric made by It’s extra long for a luxurious statement. A thick silk ribbon ties in front to close the coat. The simple style won’t detract from the pretty details of her outfits. The Ginny Dress Coat is the perfect cool weather occasion accessory.

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Looking for a little extra detail? The Jane is just like the Ginny Coat, but with a pretty pink floral trim. It’s the perfect match for the Jessa Gown.

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The Phoebe Silk Jacket…

Our Phoebe Jacket is made from the same dupioni silk as the Jane and Ginny. The open front is edged with a braided trim and underlain with pink ribbon. It’s just the right amount of color for a feminine touch. The Phoebe Jacket was made to be a perfect match to our Phoebe Gown or Phoebe Romper.

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Kevin + Kody Baby Sweaters from One Small Child

Kevin + Kody Baby Sweaters

We love a baby boy in a preppy sweater, and these argyle cardigans are so adorable!  Top off his plain button up body-shirt with something warm and dressy; Pair them with his favorite pants; The options are endless with this versatile accessory! Here’s a little information on each of these baby sweaters…

Kevin Baby Sweaters

The Kevin Baby Sweater…

Two panels of diamond argyle detailing flank the front. Each is edged with a double rope design. The Kevin V-neck style has just the right amount of room to add a fun bow-tie underneath. We love the Kevin over our new Landen Outfit! | Shop the Kevin Baby Sweater

Kody Baby Sweaters

The Kody Baby Sweater…

Like the Kevin, the Kody sweater is made from 100% cotton knit. This makes them soo soft and comfortable for your little one! Not to mention warm and cozy. The Kody features a handsome crew neck. Add this matching Cable Knit Blanket for his special occasion look! | Shop the Kody Baby Sweater

Demi circle baby dress

Fall Collection: Demi Circle Skirt Christening Dress

Today we’re introducing the final addition to our Fall Collection 2015: The Demi…

Demi Circle Skirt Christening Dress

All About the Demi…

The Demi features a classic silhouette: capped sleeves and a fitted bodice. Made from embroidered taffeta, and fully lined, it makes the perfect little party outfit! What makes this dress so fun? The circle skirt! Circle skirts create natural ‘pleats’ and volume at the hem. It’s such a pretty, feminine look! A modern floral motif is embroidered with shiny thread. This creates a subtle sheen that offers dimension and visual interest. A little lace trim finishes the hem. Silk ribbon ties and a row of buttons fasten the back of the dress.

Complete Her Look…

We love these accessories for the Demi dress: The Bouffant Cami Slip is a bodysuit and a slip in one! This layering essential will add warmth and comfort from the bodysuit, and a little more volume from the bouffant slip.

A headband is an accessory necessity. We love the hand-made Tallie Headband for the Demi dress. With a silk ribbon rosette, tulle, and ostrich feathers galore…this headband is stunning.


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The New Fancy Feathered Christening Gown by One Small Child

The new Fancy feathered christening gown really lives up to her name! Gorgeous feathers cascade down the skirt of this spectacular dress…

Fancy Feathered Christening Gown

All About the Fancy…

A simple capped-sleeve bodice is timeless. Made from bridal quality satin, it has a sheen that all but glows. Covered buttons fasten the back of the bodice. An wide satin ribbon belt accentuates the waistline for an extra feminine feel. It’s decorated with an organza rosette pin. The pin features a bough of feather and beaded plumes. A lengthy satin ribbon sash ties in back.

The skirt is absolutely stunning. Intricate embroidery, 3d organza flowers and ostrich feather plumes decorate this extra-long skirt. The pretty flowers are centered with sparkly beads for extra flair. So beautiful! The skirt is made from a soft, lustrous organza. Doesn’t it make the perfect background for all those details? The hem is finished with a soft, scalloped lace.

No look is complete without accessories. A large organza rosette with feather and bead plumes makes a fun finishing touch. The wide, stretchy lace headband is so soft and included with the gown.


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