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I bought this cotton organdy gown two summers ago at a street market in Paris.
I had meant for it to be a first communion gown for my daughter but I realized it was much too big and to tell you the truth, it was very inexpensive, and I just wanted it.
Today we finally found someone who fits into it.
Rachel is very petite and she looks like a little French girl in this dress.
You see, in the old days the Catholic church had the tradition of giving the First Holy Communion around age 14 so this dress is made for a young girl of about that age.
Now in the church children generally receive The First Holy Communion much younger, around seven, so I did end up making a dress for my daughter as sadly, this one was huge for her, and I didn’t want to damage it by altering it.
It sits in my closet, a memory of a trip I took to see my friend and her new baby.
It was actually on that trip that I decided I would start a blog.
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