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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Miles Blessing Outfit


Aside from one small detail, I have Miles' blessing outfit finished. For the most part it is a refashioned outfit.  I went to my local thrift store and picked up two white sweaters.  The cable knit sweater I picked up for one dollar, and the ribbed knit  I had to pay three dollars for.  So four dollars of material for the sweater, cap, pants, and booties-Not too bad.


I used an existing outfit that we have to create a pattern for the little cardigan and the knit pants.  The booties are Sweet Pea Patterns Little London Bootie.  The cap was my own design...I almost added a little brim to it, and I'm kind of regretting that I didn't, but he'll look cute in it just the same.


I mentioned in a previous post that Miles was going to have a bow tie of his own.  He's going to be matchy matchy with his dad and brother on his blessing day.  I know that traditionally blessing outfits are solid white, but I really like the silver, and do you have any idea how difficult it is to find matching shades of white?  So call me a rebel, but he's going to sport a silver bow tie.


I'm kind of in love with the little onesie.  I picked up a plain long sleeve onesie at Wal-mart, and added a faux placket.  I simply cut a piece of white knit material that was the length of the onesie and three inches wide.  I made 1/16" pintucks in half inch increments from the center of the placket.  I then applied some fusible adhesive, adhered it to the shirt, and stitched along the edges.  I also added four buttons down the front.

I still plan on embroidering his blessing date on the onesie....any suggestions on the placement?  I've been thinking on the hip, but I suppose the back of the neck, or the hem of the sleeve could work as well.  What are your thoughts?


I know that the outfit isn't as formal as some blessing outfits, but I like that I'm dressing him as a baby boy, and not a full grown man. Here's a picture of Clark's blessing outfit.

I'll be sure to post some pictures of Miles in his blessing outfit.


7 comments:

Erin said...

your rebel, you!
i think the silver adds a very nice touch. you did an amazing job on the entire outfit and it is leaps and bounds better than the satin jumpers that are so common!

Emily said...

I LOVE this!! :) The silver is awesome, the placket is perfect, and those shoes are to die for. I think the date would be cute on the bottom of the sweater or pants. I didn't know how to sew when we blessed Ansley and couldn't find her a white dress (and apparently it's not an official requirement) so she got blessed in my favorite of her dresses at the time- a blue tiered dress with bright flowers from my sister. :)

Holy Craft said...

Adorable! I love sweet babies all dressed in white. Those booties are adorable!

JPac Photography said...

Again i have to ask if you make and sell these or know if Miles' parents wanna sell it? Thanks.

Kimberly Alvey said...

I LOVE THIS OUTFIT! Looking for a blessing outfit for my son and wondering if you would be willing to make one just like this one and how much? THANKS!!! Email me at kim_alvey@hotmail.com
Thanks! (:

Rianon Barnhart said...

I am so in love with this.. I have been searching for an outfit for my son's blessing in December and I can't get my mind off this one... If you'd be willing I'd be willing to pay you for it (& not $30 either). Please please let me know.

Rianon Barnhart said...

I am so in love with this.. I have been searching for an outfit for my son's blessing in December and I can't get my mind off this one... If you'd be willing I'd be willing to pay you for it (& not $30 either). Please please let me know.