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
Lauren Von Euw sent her wedding dress to have a christening gown made. Her wedding dress had some lovely cut-out embroidery so we decided to capture that detail in the skirt of the christening gown. We kept the opaque part long enough to get to baby’s toes and then left the cut-out embroidery open.
Liane, Thank you so much! I can’t wait for my daughter to wear it. Lauren
Megan Wells sent her wedding dress to have a unisex baptism gown made. Her wedding dress had folded chiffon panels overlaying all the way down the dress. We decided to incorporate a couple of those panels. She also had a crystal beaded belt. We used the beads to hand sew a line of beads down each side of the collar and we used htem to create a cross on the gown front. There are also some beads tucked into the chiffon flowers on the ring pillows and corsage pin.
Pam Reiher wanted her step children to have something from their late mother as they are now starting their own families.
Pam sent me a wedding dress and communion dress that belonged to their mother and asked me to combine the two dresses into an heirloom christening ensemble (gown, romper and headband). The fabrics ended up working very well together and the finished ensemble is an heirloom her children can treasure.
Kristen Marshal asked us to make a baptism outfit for her daughter from the train of her wedding dress and leave as much of the dress as possible for a future Communion gown.
Happily there was plenty of fabric in the train to make baptism gown with. We did swipe a string of bead work from the bodice to put at the gown’s waist, but sent the rest of the gown back with the finished baptism outfit.