|Sundress soon to be|
a beautiful, modest gown!
I went through my fabric in search of the perfect material. I wanted to do french hierloom pintucks and lace insertion, but that would take days to create. And then I thought a ornately beaded wedding dress would look stunning, but I didn't have enough left over from a wedding dress I'd recently used for a costume. So I kept looking.
|I've just finished pinning the neck facing.|
|Ties on an open back for easy dressing.|
I had prepared myself that the dress might not be needed, but I still felt some self doubts over having even made an initial effort. I also have to admit I felt embarrassed for having gone to "so much trouble for nothing," and I worried of how ridiculous I must look to others for having done more than a condolence card.
|Here I am sewing. A drill is always|
important to have handy! ;)
|The bodice measures approx 4" across.|
|This process of growth and improvement|
can be a very messy experience!
There were many tear filled eyes (especially as the dad walked in carrying the casket of his baby) but the funeral was filled with messages and songs of hope through Jesus Christ. If you've never been to a "Mormon" funeral, I recommend you go to see what I mean. There is always an underlying theme of being able to be reuinited with our loved ones again!
To learn more about our beliefs on death please go to this following link: https://www.mormon.org/beliefs/life-after-death
I now obviously I realize that I worried needlessly about my dress somehow being rejected for looking too antique! ;) I plan to learn from this lesson!