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A Quilt Made From Three Wedding Dresses

A Quilt Made From Three Wedding Dresses

Lauren Funk sent us her wedding dress, her mother’s wedding dress and her grandmother’s wedding dress to have us combine them into one quilt.

This project was extremely challenging. I wanted to capture the primary elements of each wedding dress and some of those elements did not want to lay flat or work with the other fabrics. However, I was proud of the final quilt. It was a bit large for my photo wall so I had trouble getting a good picture of it.

Proud of This One

Proud of This One

We made this gown from Anna-Kathryn Kline’s wedding dress several years ago for her newborn daughter. She contacted me because she has another daughter and wanted to use the gown for her baptism but the gown was too big. I was able to alter it to a smaller size. I’ve always been proud of this .

A Lacey Christening Gown

A Lacey Christening Gown

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.

Baby Quilt From Wedding Dress

Baby Quilt From Wedding Dress

Baby Quilt From Wedding Dress

Cathy Jones sent us her wedding dress to have a baby blanket made from it. Her dress did not have a lot of lace and ornamentation to use so I chose to center what worked best and then create appliqued leaves and lotus as a way to create an elegant blanket. Photographing the blankets and quilts is really challenging so this photo doesn’t do it justice. 

Bouquet Sash & Wrap

Bouquet Sash & Wrap

One way for a bride to use a bit of Mom’s wedding dress is by having the bridal bouquet wrapped with a sash or bouquet wrap.  We offer a sash or a wrap that can take advantage of some of the ornamental parts of a wedding dress.

Our sash can be wrapped around floral stems or a bouquet holder as a decorative element for the bridal bouquet.  We try to incorporate any lace and bead work elements we can.

Our wrap is more intended to hold the stems of the bouquet.  You can roll it around the stems and then it ties with ribbon bows–becoming a decorative part of the bouquet itself.

What to do with a Wedding Dress

I people often call and ask me what can be done with their wedding dress.  Although FGC offers several options, you kind of have to look all over this web site to find them all. So, I created a new sub-page under Heirloom Gifts called “What to do with a Wedding Dress

That page gives links and descriptions for all of the different items through the web site that can be made from wedding dress fabrics/materials.

I am planning to expand our Wedding Dress Conversions services this year to include a selection of purses, some additional Christening accessories and Communion accessories and a couple more Bridal gift options as well so check in every now and then.

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