Grant Duffin sent us a wedding dress and asked us to make a girl’s christening outfit as well as a decorative pillow from it. The gown was older and had a small amount of lace that we tried to use where it made sense. We did have to soak the lace to freshen it up a bit. Overall, I was pleased with how this little gown turned out.
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.
Joy Scott sent her wedding dress to have us make an heirloom christening gown for her granddaughter. The original dress had some lovely corded lace but not much lace trim so I chose to make a lace element on the front skirt and put the lace on the gown bodice. We used up pretty-much all of the lace in this little gown.
Joy was kind enough to send photos of her in the dress originally and her granddaughter in the finished christening gown
Tawny Beckmann sent us her wedding dress to have a christening gown and a toddler dress made from it for her grandchildren. Here is what she had to say about it:
“I am pleased beyond words to receive the Baptism gown and Toddler dress that Fairy Godmother Creations designed for my Granddaughter & future Grandchildren prayerfully to be born! These were expertly created & sewn from my wedding dress worn 43 years ago! These are Family heirlooms that will be cherished for years and years! My Mother just passed. She was 100! She used to sew for me & my 6 siblings. I’m very sure she would have been thrilled to see what you designed & created from my wedding dress! Thank you for your talent, dedication and hard work Liane!! Stay well! Most Sincerely,” Tawny Beckmann
Gloria sent her wedding dress to have us make a christening outfit for her granddaughter. The wedding dress had some pretty materials to work with. One of the things that older dresses (especially ones from the late 70s and early 80s) often have is some beautiful lace. However, it can be hard to tell just how beautiful the lace is because, back then, it was usually gathered. I like to take the gather out of the lace and use it flat so you can see the pretty, delicate pattern.
“Liane, received the dress so happy it turned out beautiful! It’s soooo beautiful! I just love what you did. Thank you so much Liane Can’t wait to give it to my daughter. Thanks so much” Gloria Geden.
Pat Zielinski sent her wedding dress to have us make a christening outfit for her grandchild. Here is what she had to say about the finished gown:
“Hello Liane, The gown arrived Saturday and we are so thrilled with the outcome – you definitely must be a fairy godmother because you worked magic on my 48 (yikes!) year old gown. It is better than I could have ever imagined. Many thanks for this treasure,” Pat Zielinski