Diane Andrews sent her wedding dress to have three different size pouches made from it for her daughter’s upcoming wedding. We made a larger pouch for holding a curling iron, hair blower and other necessities. We made a smaller pouch for holding make-up and/or jewelry and we made a tiny pouch for holding the groom’s ring. There are a number of ways you can re-purpose your wedding dress for your daughter’s wedding–or even for your son.
Groom’s Ring Pouch
Lauren Littlefield sent her wedding dress to have this christening gown ensemble made for her daughter and any future children. In addition to the gown, we made a girl and a boy bonnet, a pair of unisex booties and a lovely jewelry pouch.
Denise Larner sent her wedding dress from the early 1980s to have this ensemble made for her first grandson and any future grandchildren. The gown is our traditional “Bishop” style. We tried to keep it unisex while also capturing some of the lovely lace elements from the original dress.
Mary Munchak sent her wedding dress AND her mother’s wedding dress to have the materials combined into christening outfits for her new grandson and any future grandchildren. The original wedding dress was made of a lovely satin and worked well for making a gown, romper, robe and some accessories.
Jolene Sodano wanted to have her daughter’s First Communion dress designed using the remnants of her wedding dress. We had already created a christening gown for her youngest daughter from the dress.
Although there was quite a bit of material to use, we did have to augment it to get the overall look we were after. Jolene gave us a year to create this outfit. I was able to use that time to find just the right trims, laces and matching satins to get the gown that her daughter dreamed of being able to wear.
To be honest, I felt like I was shipping off a personal masterpiece.
The long gown had spaghetti straps that were covered in beads with a beaded belt.
We added a bolero jacket to conform with the Church’s requirement that shoulders be covered
A simple veil with matching lace and a comb with some of the same beading as the belt
An outfit for her doll as well.
It IS a Masterpiece! You are absolutely amazing and I cannot thank you enough for the beautiful dresses you created for our daughters! I am in awe of this dress! It’s even more gorgeous in person! Thank you so much!!! Jolene