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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…

Did Someone Say FREE Printable…

 

As life moves along at such a fast pace I can’t help but marvel at my children.  They learn and grow so quickly.  I feel immense joy as I watch them progress and adjust to life.  No matter how “grown up” they seem to get each day, it never ceases to amaze me how they still play without a care in the world.  We adults can learn so much from children.  Let’s take their lead and find time to play with them, and (no matter how old we get) in our hearts–Never Grow Up!

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Download “Never Grow Up” printable here.

 

 

 

 

Check Out the All New “Gift Registry” Feature–Makes Christening Shopping even Easier!

All New “Christening Gift Registry” Feature!

Whether big or small Christenings, Baptisms, Dedications, and Blessings require planning.  There are dates to be set, loved ones to invite, buildings to secure, things to consider like “what to wear?”, and more.  Every bit-of-help counts, and THAT is where our gift registry comes in handy!

Why Parents & Guardians Will Love it!

Amidst the hustle of preparation is the task of finding an outfit or gown that will be perfect for your little one’s special day.  Luckily this is where family, friends, or Godparents step in and help out!  Godparents are honored to provide this for their Godchild.  In other denominations family and friends usually help with this as well.  Some moms want to have a say in deciding the special apparel, while others like to choose a few for the sponsor to pick from.  Either way this registry will accommodate both scenarios.  Not only can outfits or gowns be added to the registry; matching accessories, and gifts can be as well.

During this exciting time many loved ones want to help.  With a gift registry they can.  Parents compile a list within the registry, then share it with anyone who wishes to help.

Why Godparents, Family Members, and Friends Will Love it!

Our gift registry takes out the guess work and uncertainty of knowing what to buy.  Here’s a few ways how:

  • Maybe one person is supplying the outfit or gown, and another is getting matching accessories.  Our gift registry allows parents to compile a complete list so helpers can choose what to purchase with just a point and click.  This ensures everything will match, and keeps everyone up to date with what still needs to be purchased.  It also keeps things budget friendly!
  • Sizing is always tricky when it comes to buying for a little one.  This is no longer an issue as the sizes will already be entered by the parents.
  • Worrying over what style or length will be best for the event is a thing of past.  The gift registry will show the parents preference.

How the Registry Works

  1. Create an account.  If you already have one, simply log in. Create-account
  2. Once your account is created and you are logged in, you are ready to start.  While in your account you will notice a menu on the left side of the screen.  Click on “My Gift Registries”.  Create-registry
  3. Now you enter important information regarding your event.   Begin-registery
  4. Now for the fun part!  It’s time to enter your favorite Christening clothing, matching accessories, jewelry, and more!  Just click on the category of choice on the menu bar at the top of the page.  Then find an item you want to add to your registry.  Select a size and click on the “add to registry” located next to the “add to cart” button.  When finished you can go back to your registry to view the selected items. Items
  5. When your registry is complete click on “Share Registry” and enter in emails of those you would like to share it with. Track-registry

It is that easy!

 

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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Fall Mommy + Me Looks by One Small Child

At One Small Child, we work hard to bring you wonderful products to shop. But sometimes it doesn’t feel like work at all. Sometimes we get to do the shopping! For our Fall Collection, we shopped for some great dresses and jewelry for our mommy models to wear. Today we’re sharing those gorgeous mommy looks with you. After all, aren’t we mothers always in the background of our littles’ lives? And backgrounds can be beautiful too, right?

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{This amazing dress came from The Red Dress Boutique. Isn’t it great for fall?}

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{We found this pretty braided cuff (top) at Pink Peonies.com. The other bracelet, the ring and both necklaces came from Elisabeth Ashlie.com. We were very pleased with these companies and their wonderful products!}

We loved the way our fall collection photoshoot turned out! Our awesome photographer was able to capture so many great images of our adorable models and their moms.

Norah’s Special Day with One Small Child

As promised, here are some pictures of adorable baby Norah’s special day. She’s dressed in her gorgeous gown, designed by her mama, Lindsey. Her older brothers look so handsome! We have loved getting to know Lindsey and her beautiful family a little better. We feel so privileged to have been a part of making their wonderful occasion special. Here are a few snapshots and some thoughts and feelings Lindsey shared via Instagram.

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The Norah Hi-Low Dress and Norah Headband are available for purchase at One Small Child

The Norah: A Custom Designed Gown

Our new Norah Dress has such a wonderful story behind it that we want to share with you.  This is how this beautiful custom designed gown came to be:

Lindsey is someone who I have looked up to for many years.  When I started the adoption journey over 6 years ago, Lindsey’s blog therhouse was light in a dark world of unknowns.  Adoption is exciting and scary all at the same time.    Lindsey’s blog educates people on what a healthy open adoption looks like.  It shows you how incredible birth parents are.  Birth parents are often times greatly misunderstood, and Lindsey’s mission in life is to change the stigma.  Birth parents are incredible people with a great love for their children.

LindseyRhouse {Lindsey, Norah, and Norah’s Birth Mom}

Lindsey has four children, all through the miracle of adoption.  Three boys and one baby girl call her Mama.  My third child and Lindsey’s third child even share a birthday.  How cool is that!?!  When Lindsey adopted her fourth child, her first little girl, I knew I wanted to help design her dress.  I was ecstatic when Lindsey whole-heartedly agreed.  Together we came up with a unique design made just for Norah. DesignSketch1

We started with some sketches of our basic idea. Isn’t it amazing to see how much the design evolves when you compare the first sketch to the final product?

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 The next step was to draft the technical drawings. This gives us a more in-depth idea of how to construct the gown. From this, we made our first sample. Lindsay and I shared pictures back and forth via text.

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Lindsey has a love for lace and asked that we incorporate that in the gown. We went searching for something fabulous and found this gorgeous Venice lace for the Norah.

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  It was such an enjoyable experience to design a gown with a woman who I truly look up to.  She was SO fun to work with!  Stay tuned for images of Norah’s special day.

All About Monograms | One Small Child

All About Monograms

Today, we’re all about monograms. We love offering monograms on our baby clothes and gifts. What a wonderful way to add a personal touch to your little one’s special outfit! A gift becomes so much more when embroidered with her name or initials.

All About Monograms | One Small Child

Just for fun, here’s a little background information on monograms:

“An individual’s monogram is often a very fancy piece of art used for stationery, for adorning luggage, for embroidery on clothing, and so forth. These monograms may have two or three letters.

A traditional 3-letter monogram has the initial of the individual’s last name (surname) set larger, or with some special treatment in the center, while the first name initial appears to the left of it and the middle name initial appears to the right of it. For example, if the individual’s name is Mary Ann Jones, and Jones is the surname, then the arrangement of letters would be thus: MJA, with the surname initial set larger in the center, the M for Mary to the left and the A for Ann to the right.” – Jeanine Twigg, Author of Embroidery Machine Essentials

All About Monograms | One Small Child

At One Small Child, we offer monograms, initials, names and dates on so many of our clothes and gifts. Just look for the words “Can Be Personalized” under the product image. There are a variety of embroidery or engraving options for these items. Simply click into the product page and look for the Personalize Options box to view the options for that specific item. When you click on the Personalize button, all the information you need will pop up, including embroidery placement images, thread color photos and text boxes to enter in your information. So easy!

All About Monograms | One Small Child

“A monogrammed gift is a measure of love just like home cooking for friends and family. When you take the time to mark a gift, it makes it profoundly personal.” – Shannon Britton (Southern Proper Monograms)