Gifts That Tie Generations Together

Christening Unisex outfits

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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Baptism Outfit from Both Grandmothers’ Wedding Dresses


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.

Unique Christening Gown from Wedding Dress

jamicichK01webKari Jamicich sent her wedding dress to have a unisex gown made for her son to wear for his baptism. Her wedding dress was made of pretty thick poly satin so we went with our “Bishop” style gown. Because the gown had seams falling in inconvenient places, I ended up adding some ribbons down the center front to cover a seam. We also made several kerchiefs with embroidery.

Custom Ornate Unisex Christening Gown


Jennifer Bean sent her mother’s wedding dress to have a unisex christening gown made for the family to use. Although the gown was meant to be used for both boys and girls, we did use the lovely lace and chiffon from the original dress. We also made a matching bonnet and protective bib.

Simple, Unisex Christening Gown from Wedding Dress

OwensS01webSarah Owens sent her wedding dress to have a unisex christening gown made for her son and future children.

The wedding dress had a bodice covered in bead work and a big, full skirt of satin. We kept things clean and simple using our “Bishop” style and incorporating some of the lovely bead work from the WD bodice on the collar and we included some of the pretty buttons on the front.


Mom turns wedding dress into christening gown

Megan McCullough sent her wedding dress to have this outfit made for her daughter and future children’s christenings. We kept the bodice relatively plain, but had to incorporate the beautiful embroidery and bead work in the skirt.  We also made a boy’s bonnet and a girl’s bonnet as well as a bib.  The final touch was a stemmed petal rose.


Unisex Christening Gown from Mom’s Wedding Dress

SnavelyC02webChristina Snavely wanted us to make a unisex christening outfit from her wedding dress for her son and any future children and grandchildren. We made a unisex gown in our “Bishop” style with a large collar. She wanted a long gown and we couldn’t get the length from her dress as one piece so I added a horizontal contrast hem. We also made booties, bonnet and a protective bib.

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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