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.
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]
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]
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]
The matching bonnet included some of the lace mesh.[/ezcol_1third][ezcol_1third]
The boy’s cap was made from the WD base fabric.[/ezcol_1third][ezcol_1third_end]
The kerchief was made from the WD base fabric with an embroidered “S”.[/ezcol_1third_end]
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]
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]
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