Penelope Simpson sent her wedding dress to have a christening outfit made for her granddaughter. We don’t often get wedding dresses with color in them so, when we do, we like to play with the color a bit. The floral overlay made for such an elegant outfit.
I’ve decided to hi-light some of the booties we’ve made as accessories to christening outfits. All of these have been made from wedding dress materials. We charge $45 for a pair of custom booties and we try to incorporate elements that match the christening outfit. We can add embroidered initials on the top or a baptism date on the sole for $18 per foot.
Mary Furman sent her wedding dress and her daughter’s mother-in-law’s wedding dress to have a christening outfit made for their first grandchild. The wedding dresses were both very different and mixing the different materials was a challenge, but we were pleased with the results.
For the gown, we used the satin from the MIL WD on the bodice and sleeves and added some lacey applique from Mary’s WD. The skirt used the lining fabric from the MIL WD and an overlay of organza and ace from Mary’s WD.[/ezcol_1third][ezcol_1third]
The booties used the satin and lining fabrics from the MIL WD and we appliqued some flowers from Mary’s WD.[/ezcol_1third][ezcol_1third_end]
The bib used the satin from the MIL WD and an applique of lace from Mary’s WD. [/ezcol_1third_end]
The headband was made from the lining and organza of Mary’s WD with beads from the MIL WD.[/ezcol_1third][ezcol_1third]
The panties used the lining fabric from the MIL WD and were decorated with some accordion organza from Mary’s WD.[/ezcol_1third][ezcol_1third_end]
Trudy Bartl sent her wedding dress to have a christening gown made for her granddaughter. She wanted us to incorporate as much of the beautiful lace from her WD as possible so we did. We also made a matching bonnet, booties and panties.
Jacqueline Keepers sent her wedding dress and grandmother’s shoes to have a christening outfit made for her daughter. We tried to stay with the elegance of the WD as inspiration for the christening gown and chose to use the floral element from the shoes on booties. In order to tie it in to the gown, we added some of the silver bead work to the booties by hand. We also made a ring pillow and used some of the lace and bead work on the pillow.
Melissa Lee had her wedding dress shortened and sent the remnants to us to have this unisex baptism gown made. In order to get the length we wanted, we had to sew two sections of fabric together, we then added two horizontal ribbons as both a decorative element and to hide the seam. We were also able to get a matching bib and booties from what was left of the fabric.