A Wedding Dress Legacy

A Wedding Dress Legacy

Stacey Paradise sent us her wedding dress and this note:

“This is my wedding dress from 2003. I’d like an ornate gown, romper, unisex bonnet and bib for my future grand babies. I have 3 daughters but I also have stage 4 breast cancer I would like to discuss wedding items for my 3 with you with what I have leftover.”

We made the christening items along with some memory flowers for her daughters to use some day in their wedding bouquets.


Wedding dress baptism romper in purple

Chantel Bailey sent her wedding dress to have a romper made for her son. Since her dress had some lovely panels of purple, we made a romper with a faux vest and used the purple on the vest. When it was done, it just seemed like a matching bow tie pin was called for. We also made a reversible bib.

Chantel also asked if I could make the bodice of her dress into a decorative pillow. I tried to keep it as close to the shape of the bodice as I could.

Son’s Romper from Wedding Dress

Courtney Bedillion sent her wedding dress to have a baptism romper and gown set made for her new son and any future babies and grandbabies. Her wedding dress had a lovely mesh with tiny silk flowers in small bunches that we tried to maximize in both the baptism gown and the romper. In addition to the gown and romper, we made a matching bonnet, protective bib and pretty hairband.

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Christening Gown with Overlay & Romper

Ann Szapor wanted her wedding dress turned into a christening gown and romper set for her first grandchild and future grandchildren. She originally ordered our Gown, Romper & Bonnet combo with the addition of a boy’s cap but she really wanted an overlay on the gown similar to some of the photos she’s seen on our web site. An overlay or robe is an additional garment and it takes quite a bit of time to make so we charge $220 for this add-on. However, we offer a Gown with overlay combo that includes a bonnet. It was less expensive to switch to a Gown with Overlay combo and add the romper and cap. She also added a ring pillow and kerchief.


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The overlay was made from the WD mesh and lace. It is sleeveless with a ribbon closure. We did have to add some of our own lace trim at the opening.[/ezcol_1third][ezcol_1third]

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Normally, when we make an overlay, the actual gown is plain. However, Ann’s wedding dress had two layers of mesh and an organza accordion gather at the hem. We decided to use the plain mesh and accordion gather on the gown and added some of the floral lace appliques so that you could see them through the overlay.[/ezcol_1third][ezcol_1third_end]

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We used the base fabric from the WD for the little man romper and took just a bit of the lace mesh and added it to the faux vest.[/ezcol_1third_end]


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The matching bonnet included some of the lace mesh.[/ezcol_1third][ezcol_1third]

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The boy’s cap was made from the WD base fabric.[/ezcol_1third][ezcol_1third_end]

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The kerchief was made from the WD base fabric with an embroidered “S”.[/ezcol_1third_end]


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The ring pillow used the base WD fabric. We put some of the accordion organza on two sections and lace overall.[/ezcol_1third][ezcol_1third]

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The wedding dress was covered in lace with two layers of organza on the skirt. Some of the netting under the lace of the bodice had fabric rusted but the lace itself was still in good condition so we removed it from the mesh and used it as applique to the christening gown skirt.[/ezcol_1third][ezcol_1third_end]

Boy’s Short Romper from GrandMom’s Wedding dress

Kathryn Hodgins sent her Mother’s wedding dress to have a christening outfit made for her son. We made a short romper with pleated bodice along with a cap and a couple of wrist corsages. We also made a first communion tie for his future communion.


Family Heirloom Becomes New Heirloom

Mary Munchak sent us a family wedding dress that she wore in 1982 and her mother before her wore in 1958. We made this ensemble for her grandson and future grandchildren.
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