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.
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.
Sometimes we’re asked to convert both the wedding dress and the husband’s wedding tie into a christening outfit. Allison Murray asked us to do just that. We incorporated the tie by creating ribbons down the front and on the collar of the unisex gown. I also added a little of it on the headband and booties. There wasn’t anything left of the tie, but the whole ensemble goes well together.
Amanda Hofer sent both her own wedding dress and her mom’s wedding dress to have us combine them into a gown and romper set. Olga and I were kind of nervous about how well the different fabrics from the two dresses would work but we were able to use them in a way that really gave a lovely elegance to the outfits and made them look like a set.
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Tina Bast sent her wedding dress to have a christening outfit made for her first grandson and any future grandchildren. We made our “Bishop” style gown. That allowed us to inset just a bit of the lace from the original WD. We also made matching booties, a girl’s bonnet and boy’s cap as well as a few kerchiefs.