Most of you know I'm not in the least Catholic, but I created a First Holy Communion dress for Yvette Marie, my reproduction Bleuette doll. I finished it yesterday.
Let me tell you I nearly flung it across the room more than once!
I hand stitched the whole dress, except for the hem, the back opening and the gathers on the skirt. I used a "Le Beau Jour GL 1954" pattern, drafted by Rayleen.
I created the veil from a piece of lace, using a Bleuette wedding pattern.
I designed the alms bag at Yvette Marie's waist, by looking at a design for little girls from 1937.
My friend, Marilee, made the rosary.
I created the chapel by applying stickers to a white foam board.