Gifts That Tie Generations Together

Christening Combos

Grandmother’s Wedding Dress Converted to Gifts

OconnorK gownrobe01webKathleen O’Connor sent her wedding dress from 1956 to have a number of Christmas gifts made, including a unisex christening outfit for her grandchildren and great grand children to use.

Her wedding dress was covered in lace so we tried to really bring out the lace in each project.  We made an ornate, unisex gown using the lovely older satin from the WD and created a lacy robe to go over it.  We also made  bib, diaper cover, kerchief, headband and a petal rose corsage.

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Boy and Girl Christening Outfits from Mom’s Wedding dress

FrostD romper01webDolores Frost sent her wedding dress to have us make a romper for her son’s upcoming baptism and a gown for future children.  Her gown had some lovely embroidered mesh and bead work.  We used the mesh on both the gown and on the romper vest.

We also made a pair of matching booties and a gathered rose corsage from the wedding dress.

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Baptism Outfit from Both Grandmothers’ Wedding Dresses

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Denise Durick asked us to make a baptism outfit that combined her wedding dress and her daughter’s mother-in-law’s wedding dress.

The two dresses were pretty different in color and design so it took some time to figure out how to best combine them. Our “Bishop” style seemed to give the best options and allowed us to make a more unisex gown with a chiffon and lace overlay. This also lead to mixing the two kinds of lace with the darker lace on the bottm and lighter lace scattered on top with bead accents.

I’m rather proud of this masterpiece that now represents both grandmothers.

Family Christening Heirloom from Grandmother’s Wedding Dress

This gown and robe ensemble was made from Lindsay Roy’s “grandmomer’s” wedding dress. Lindsay wanted a family heirloom to pass on to future generations once her son used it. We made a unisex gown and a robe that allowed us to take advantage of the lace from the WD. We also made a unisex bonnet and bib as well as two 14″ teddy bears

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Grandchildren Christening Ensemble from Wedding Dress

PetersonC02webCathy Peterson sent her wedding dress to have a baptism ensemble made for her grandchildren. She chose to get our gown/romper combo that includes a girl’s gown, a boy’s romper and a head piece. We also made a ring pillow and kerchief.

Her WD had a limited amount of satin that we used on the bodice of the gown and for the faux vest on the romper. This ensemble took just about every square useable inch of the wedding dress.

Christening Gown and Romper for Grandchildren

Cynthia Bauknecht sent her wedding dress to get a christening gown and romper combo for her grandchildren to wear.  Here gown worked well with our “princess” style.  It gave us a chance to use the lovely lace from the WD skirt.  For the romper, we treated the organza and the lining fabric as one fabric on the pants to give them a more elegant look.

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Sister’s Wedding Dress Converted to Heirlooms

Amy LaPierre sent her sister’s wedding dress to have heirloom christening outfits made for future grand nieces and nephews.  The lovely floral overlay was ideal for a lovely, long christening gown. We also made a matching bonnet and bib. She also asked for a couple of wedding garters and a pocket square.

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A Dash of Color

Jo Ann Chance sent us her wedding dress to have baptism outfits made for her daughter and future grandchildren. There was quite a bit of excitement in the studio when her WD arrived because it had beautiful red satin and silver embroidery/bead accents.   We don’t get to work in color all that often with our Christening outfits.  All of us wanted to work on this project

JoAnn wanted our gown, romper and bonnet combo. She also added a boy’s cap, a bow tie pin and a protective bib.

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Son’s Romper from Wedding Dress

Courtney Bedillion sent her wedding dress to have a baptism romper and gown set made for her new son and any future babies and grandbabies. Her wedding dress had a lovely mesh with tiny silk flowers in small bunches that we tried to maximize in both the baptism gown and the romper. In addition to the gown and romper, we made a matching bonnet, protective bib and pretty hairband.

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Twin Christening Gowns from Mom’s Wedding Dress

Jackie Virgil sent her wedding dress to have baptism gowns made for her twins. We did a lacey gown for her daughter and a more plain gown for her son. We also made matching bonnets to go with each gown.

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Virgil babiesJackie sent us a lovely note: Thanks Liane and team! Our gowns turned out gorgeous and everyone loved them!

And she left us a very nice review on FaceBook: AMAZING work! This company is the only one you should consider if you want to convert your wedding gown into christening gown(s). I just had two made for my twins and they are gorgeous! We got so many compliments! I can’t wait to be able to pass them down to future generations!

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