I am so in love with Macy's blessing dress. I searched all over for the perfect dress and the one I loved the most had me questioning my judgement a little bit. It cost over $100 and after tax and shipping I'm sure it would have been at least $150. The thing that was concerning was that I was ready to pay it.
I asked my sister in law what she thought was the most she would pay for a blessing dress and her answer got me a little more concerned. I showed the dress to Colby to see if he was ok with it and he thought I was crazy. At that point, I had definitely lost my chance to ask forgiveness rather than permission so I had to come up with another plan.
So I took a picture of the dress over to Colby's mom and asked her if she could help me make it. She was happy to oblige so I picked up some soft fabric (Colby's requirement... he doesn't believe it should hurt to be beautiful) and I watched her whip it together like it was nothing. I did actually help because I was in charge of the flower details and those flowers took some time. One more thing I accomplished that I figured I would never attempt. I even made her headband, at Colby's request, even though I had ordered two custom ones from an Etsy shop because I couldn't decide which one would be more perfect.
I loved this dress because it was so simple. It wasn't too ornate and distracting from her pretty face, yet it was definitely unique and eye catching and it was long. I really wanted it long.
Here's another pretty picture of Macy with the blanket that Grandma made for her too. What a spoiled girl.