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.
I realize that we have quite a few months before Christmas but it really doesn’t hurt to think ahead if you want unique, heirloom gifts to give and at Fairy Godmother Creations, we tend to be thinking about heirloom gifts all year round
We’ve been receiving an increase in requests for Christmas ornaments made from wedding dress remnants lately and I thought it might be nice to hi-light a couple of the ones we’ve made in the past week.
We try to include some of the ornate lace or bead work where possible to make a family ornament that can be passed on to future generations as well.
Susan Patricia decided to take full advantage of the materials from her dress when she sent it to us. She wanted a variety of items made for her children, grandchildren and future grandchildren. We made a couple of wedding garters, some embroidered kerchiefs and a ring pillow. We pulled the satin binding from three baby blankets and replaced it with the satin from the wedding dress. We also made a couple of sashes for future wedding bouquets, a Christmas ornament and a couple of zippered storage pouches.
We took the outside edges of some of the lace and created a satin ribbon to make the garters
The kerchiefs for her daughters have lace trim. All three kerchiefs were embroidered with the recipient’s initial and “Love Mom” on them.
We pulled the original binding off these blankets and put new binding made from the WD satin. We also added and embroidered heart label
The ornament was made from a mix the veil tulle and some of the bits of lace and beadwork from the WD.