Just in time, too. Family starts arriving tonight and Sunday we will bless the baby. In our church, newborns receive a name and a blessing by a priesthood holder (usually the baby's father). This is somewhat similar to other churches' christenings except our children are baptized when they turn 8.
Traditionally, the blessing is done in a white gown or suit and kept as a memento, although neither are neccessary. I really wanted to make this blessing gown since it might be our last.
this dress on Pinterest and immediately new that it was the one I wanted to make. I knew that if I did a version of a onesie dress it wouldn't be too complicated. I bought ruffle fabric (yes, ruffle fabric = super time saver), ribbon, fancy buttons, and poly-satin fabric for about $17 at my local Hobby Lobby. Then I bought a 4-pack of white onesies at Walmart for about $8. Everything else, like thread, I already had on hand. I won't go into great detail but I simply cut off the bottom half of the onesie. Then, I cut a rectangle of the satin (for an underskirt) and the ruffle fabric the length and width that I needed for the skirt. I only wanted one seam (which I positioned in the back) so I doubled over my fabric before cutting and then sewed up the one cut side.