sadies baptism dress

sadies baptism dress

Sadie recently turned eight and chose to be baptized (we’re LDS), and therefore needed a white dress, which is tradition! She didn’t really have anything in mind, but we decided on lace being a part of the dress. I settled on the Mori dress pattern, which Heidi sent to me awhile ago and I’ve been wanting to sew up ever since!

I used this poplin, and this lace (which is GORGEOUS in person!), which sewed up really well, if not a little bulky around the bodice/skirt seam.

sadies baptism dress

The pattern is super fun to sew up-no buttons or zippers, so it was fairly quick! I wanted the flutter sleeves to be just the lace, so I sewed on some pom pom trim to finish them off…it took some practice to get it sewn on evenly and the first sleeve was tossed, but I made it work!  I sewed up a size 5 I think in the bodice, and then lengthened the skirt portion, pretty standard for sewing for Sadie. I cut the lace part of the skirt a little longer so it would hang past the poplin portion! Used the selvage for that…such a pretty selvage!

sadies baptism dress

sadies baptism dress

I had a bit of white crochet trim bias tape that I used for the ties. So cute!

sadies baptism dress

 She loved the dress and felt like a princess on her special day! We love our Sadester!


  1. Precious dress on your adorable daughter! I love sewing for my sweet grandbaby, and you’ve given me some great ideas.

  2. Very pretty dress and she is darling!

  3. Congratulations beautiful little Sadie! And congratulations to mommy for this simple yet gorgeous dress!

  4. She’s growing up too fast!! I love the lace for these sleeves- so pretty!

  5. Gorgeous 🙂

  6. Love it! I am definitely keeping this dress in mind when my daughter gets baptized in a couple of years 🙂

  7. I can’t believe this sweet girl is already 8!!!
    Congratulations Sadie!!

  8. Please tell Sadie congratulations. Being a member of the Church is a big decision. Just one of many wonderful decisions to be made in life. She looks lovely. I’ll bet she wears it a lot too! Our grandson was also baptized, the first part of October. So cool to be able to share this special time in his life with family and friends. I’ll bet you are looking at pictures of when she was blessed… us too. Seems like it was just the other day when he was sealed to our daughter and her hubby. He and big sister were adopted and another brother and all of them were sealed for time and all eternity in the Ogden, Utah Temple.
    Enjoy your family…. they grow up wayyyyy to fast!

  9. Teresa Vaughan says

    I would love to get this pattern. Is it for sell. It so cute

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