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Gorgeous gowns for her religious debut.

Summer Christening

How to Plan a Summer Christening

 

What could be better than a summer christening?  Summer is the perfect time to plan an outdoor christening!  Flowers are in bloom, a light breeze rustles the leaves, birds singing–it all is so enchanting.

 

Guests

Having guests sign in upon arrival is a fantastic way to commemorate the day. All of those signatures by loved ones are a visual display of “we love you THIS much” that baby will appreciate in years to come!  A great way to do this is to have a guest book or, better yet, a christening party signature frame that can be hung on baby’s wall.

Table Settings

Feel free to be creative when it comes to the table setting.  With summer time, anything goes! You can be more personable and have name tags next to each plate or have embroidered napkins with the guest’s name on them.  Or keep it casual and use pretty paper plates and napkins with plastic utensils.   Either way, be sure to add a touch of summer with some live flowers and a crisp tablecloth. Also, it is a good idea to make sure no sprinkler systems will be turned on during the festivities.

Food

For the main course, go for something that is versatile and easy.  For example, sandwiches can be little and fancy or can be customized by providing all the fixins’ to accommodate any taste buds. Fresh chilled fruit is always a great addition to a summer meal.  You can do fruit kabobs, fruit pizza, or just have a pretty bowl with your favorite fruits mixed together. For dessert, a cake is always a yummy option, as a bonus, it can be decorated to be part of the decor.  Have the bakery add a cross, embellishments to match your table setting, or baby’s name to make it extra special.

Pictures

We can’t stress enough the importance of pictures.  It is the only way to capture baby’s special day in vivid detail.  The best way to make sure you do capture every moment, in its truest form and lighting, is to hire a professional photographer.  There are many talented options out there.  Talk to more than one to find the photographer that will be the best fit for you.  Ask questions before booking: find out the cost, what is included with that cost, what type of photos they will be taking (you will want someone who can blend in with guests so they can snap moments and not just staged photos), what is their shooting style, and ask to see some of their previous work.  You will be glad you have these photos, and they will become more precious as time goes on.

Summer Christening Gown/Outfits

One of the most important things to consider for this special occasion is baby’s christening attire.  You want something that will hold up to the challenges only baby can bring.  We love these little people and want them to look adorable but also be comfortable. Here are a few things to look for:

For Girls

  1. Lace with a light lining and cotton slip. Why? Both are a breathable material and will feel cloud-soft against new, tender skin.
  2. Short sleeve, silk, and open-back bonnet. Why? Short sleeves for obvious reasons but silk is another lightweight material that is great for warm weather events.  The open-back bonnet is not only an adorable vintage style it also allows for a cooling airflow as well.

For Boys

  1. Outfits made with 100% cotton broadcloth.  Why? It is crisp by nature to bring out the handsome and, above all, it is light and airy.
  2. 100% silk or polyester shantung romper.  Why? Both materials have an irresistible luster in the summer sun.  However, be sure to look for a short sleeve option and (if possible) a shorts style. These materials, although stunning, are less airy than cotton but are still a great light-weight option.
  3. Bodysuit tops, overalls, or rompers.  Why?  This is just a good rule in general.  All babies are precious and all babies LOVE TO WIGGLE!  With a one-piece style, you can rest at ease knowing you will not spend the day adjusting your little man’s outfit or tucking his shirt back in.

Thanks for reading and letting us share our ideas with you.  We hope these tidbits will help spring forth a plethora of your own amazing ideas as you plan your little’s magical outdoor summer christening.

Kylie, Satin & Lace Baptism Jacket, Renaissance Christening Jacket, Lace Baby Jacket

Dress it up

This dainty baptism jacket for girls looks absolutely angelic on any of our heirloom length gowns.  In fact, it makes a simple cotton slip look “special event” worthy! The two-inch satin ribbon ties are absolutely divine.  Tie them in a pretty bow and “Viola”, baby’s jacket is secure.  The pretty print of the lace is a floral bliss.  For the finishing touch, scalloped lace graces the jacket edge.

Kylie Christening Jacket for baby

More Than Just a Baptism Jacket…

Use this jacket to add extra elegance to her Sunday dress.  Drape it atop her special gown for a wedding party. Tie it over a simple dress to make it photo ready.  This jacket has so many uses, and it will bring out the princess in your little every time.  The best part is, the heirloom quality will make it a great piece to pass on to another generation.

 

Amy Sheer Blessing Dress, Christening Dress, Baptism Dress with Matching Baby Headband

Sweet Amy!

Next up from our NEW designs is our Amy Blessing Dress.

Amy Short Christening Dress by One Small Child

 

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”.

Accessories:

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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Brand New Spring Lace Christening Gowns Design – Camilla

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:

Camilla Lace Christening Gown by One Small Child

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.

Gown Details…

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.

Christening Accessories:

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…

Esther–Our New Silk Baptism Gown featuring Embroidered Lace Trim!

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.

Esther Silk Christening Gown by One Small Child

Embroidered Lace

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.

Arianne Embroidered Satin Dress for Christenings, Baptisms, Blessings, and more…

New Motif for Baptisms and More

Our latest design in Baptism wear features daisy embroidered satin and hand-beaded daisy lace.  From shoulder to hem this dress is approximately 23-24″ (depending on the size).  It was designed to brush past baby’s toes, while the included headband wraps her dainty head like a soft crown of flowers.

Classic Bodice & Plush Satin

Little ladylike puff sleeves are the perfect starting point for this dress.  These sleeves, along with a definitive round neck bodice, are made from pure white satin.  Unlike vertical plain weave, satin has a special weaving process.  As such, light reflects off diagonally “floating” yarns.  Therefore giving off a soft, rich glow!  Our satin is a distinct mid-weight fabric.  It is therefore universal, not too heavy for summer, yet warm enough for winter events.

Hand beaded lace to decorate the waist is just the right amount of embellishment.  It is a graceful transitional piece from satin simplicity to elaborate embroidery.

Arianne Satin Baptism Dress by One Small Child

Noteworthy Needlework

Beginning around 900 years ago the life of embroidery on fabric took shape.  What started out as artisan intricate artwork on fabric soon became the mark of wealth.  It quickly gained favor among the majority and remains sought-after today.

In 1820, white embroidery on a white backdrop came to mean fresh-purity and youth.  We wanted to bring this same feel to our Arianne Christening Dress.  This is where the elaborate details of the skirt come in.  Ornate daisies of varying sizes adorn the skirt in the form of exquisite needlepoint.  White embroidery on white satin provide princess type quality.  In addition, this historic artisan technique offers touch-ably pleasing textile.  Finally, graceful scallops make up the hem for a feminine finish.  All-in-all, every skirt element combines for a simple, beautiful, time-less dress.

This heirloom worthy gown could easily be a link from your little one to future generations.

 

Winter Christening Gowns: The Lillian Lace Dress

Wintry weather calls for crisp, white christening gowns. Our Lillian Christening Gown is made from lace that is as intricate as a snowflake…

Heirloom Lace Christening Gown by One Small Child

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.


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Another Look at the Demi Circle Skirt Christening Dress from One Small Child

We’re taking another look at our Demi Dress today…

Demi Circle Skirt Christening Dress

The Demi Dress is a circle skirt christening dress. But the possibilities don’t end there. Use this classic dress for first birthdays, flower girls and holiday celebrations. It’s the perfect look for your little on any occasion.

A simple silhouette allows all the details of the elegant embroidered taffeta take center stage. The Demi design features dainty cap sleeves and a mid-calf “tea” length. A tasteful lace trim graces the edge of the skirt. A double-faced silk ribbon sash ties above a row of buttons on the back of the dress.

As shown above, the Demi Dress looks great paired with a statement headband and bold accessories. The model is wearing our Tallie Rosette Headband. So adorable! We know you’ll love the Demi Dress!

 


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The Royal Christening Dress by One Small Child

We had to include this regal christening gown in our collection of fall and winter occasion wear. We love this royal christening gown…

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.


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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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