Kathleen Hoppe sent her wedding dress to have two little train skirts for her daughters to wear as flower girls in their uncle’s wedding. Kathleen’s dress had lots of gathered organza ruffles–which gave me quite a challenge to tame smile emoticon In addition to the skirts, we made a couple of kerchiefs, a jewelry pouch and a wedding garter.
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]
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.
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.
Erin Bokina sent her wedding dress to have a baptismal gown made for her daughter. While we were at it, we made a number of accessories for her as well including a pair of booties, a head band, a jewelry pouch, a bib and a kerchief.
Hi Liane! Wanted to share these photos with you… Sadie was baptized in early January and looked SO sweet in my wedding gown. My dad is her godfather (pictured below) and he and my mom purchased my wedding dress 10 years ago. Bet they didn’t think we’d get another use out of it.