While we were in Utah this summer, I asked my mom if she would help me make Everly's blessing dress. She said she would, went upstairs, and came back a few minutes later, with a bag a fabric leftover from my wedding dress, that she also made. Tears immediately came to my eyes, because this is the dream. The dream where you finally have a daughter, and your mom helps you sew her a beautiful blessing dress, out of the same fabric as your wedding dress, without having to cut up your wedding dress! We immediately got to work designing the dress, cutting out the pieces, finding matching lace and tulle for ruffles, and beginning to sew. I was quite pregnant at that point, which made it difficult to bend over to cut or sew, and my sewing skills are nothing compared to my mom's, so I was grateful for her help. I was especially grateful when she came to help with Everly after she was born, and finished sewing the dress here at my house. It turned out beautifully! It was exactly how I pictured it in my head. I only wish she could have been here for the blessing to see how perfect it looked on Everly.
And of course, sweet little Everly looked absolutely gorgeous wearing it on her blessing day, October 19th.