Grace Baptist Church . I am happy to say my parents are still living in the same house they lived in at that time and doing pretty well for their ages. Dad will be 94 in a few more weeks and Mom will be 91 in February.
She chose an Imperial Batiste ( 65% polyester, 35% pima cotton) fabric in white. It is so soft to the touch but had wonderful body for draping. The lace on the sleeves was overlapped cotton cluny lace. The lace around the bottom edge of the skirt was an antique 3"cotton lace with a flower motif. The back of the bodice was closed with 3 pearlized shank buttons.
At first, Joy thought she wanted all white embroidery. As she began choosing embroidery designs, she decided to go with a touch of pale pink and green. The results were stunning. as you can see in the photos below.
She also made slips. We plan to embroider the names and dedication date on the slips. they are heirlooms that cn be passed down from generation to generation. With each use, the name and date can be added to the slip. The toddlers slip had crinoline added to add fullness.