We turn your wedding dress into a custom christening or baptism outfit. Our custom christening gowns are made using as much usable fabric from the wedding dress as possible. A long Christening gown takes quite a bit of fabric so, if you want the entire gown made of only your garment, it needs to be a full length wedding dress.
With most wedding dresses, we can get a traditional length gown and a romper. If you don’t mind us augmenting your fabric with some of our own supplies of quality satins, linens and appropriate fabrics and trims, then we can work with shorter dresses and use as much usable fabric from the original dress as possible.
Here are the Products We Currently Offer
To see additional samples, visit our Christening Gallery or just click on the news tab at the top of the page.
Girl’s Christening Gown from Wedding Dress $250
Our Girl’s Christening Gown uses whatever lace and trim the original wedding dress has to offer. We try to make every dress a work of art. We start with one of three basic styles to choose from, our princess style, our angel style and our Bishop style.Click here to go to our gallery page
Custom Romper from Wedding Dress $205
We offer both a boy’s romper and a girl’s romper. The boy’s romper is based on either a pleated or plain bodice or we can make it with a faux vest. The faux vest gives us a way to add lace and ornamental elements without getting too feminine. The girl’s bubble romper is great for wearing at the after party.Click here to go to our gallery page
Boy Pants & Vest Combo $215
For those who have a shirt or onesie they want to use, we offer formal little boy pants and vest. The long pants have front pleats and faux fly with elastic back waist. They have easy access snap crotch. The vest is lined and a great way to use ornamental elements from your wedding dress
Basic Unisex Gown $205/Ornate Unisex Gown $250
Our Basic Unisex Gown is intended to be a plain christening gown that can be worn by either a boy or a girl. It is available in two styles, Our traditional “Bishop” style that hangs from the shoulder and has a large collar. We can use lace and embellishments on the collar but the skirt is plain. Our “Angel” style has a waist line and usually a pleated bodice and small collar. The skirt is left plain. For an additional fee, we can add an embroidered cross. If you want to us to add further embellishments to either of our unisex styles, then our Ornate Unisex Gown allows us to use ribbon, lace or pleats down the front, buttons, unusual bindings and play with trims on hem lines.
These photos are examples of what each overall style can look like to see more examples, Click here to go to our gallery page
Boy and Girl Combos
Gown, Romper & Bonnet Combo $450
Our Custom Gown & Romper Combo is our most popular option. Most standard long wedding dresses have enough fabric to get a gown and a romper so this gives a complete heirloom ensemble for generations. We try to work the best of the wedding dress into each piece. These photos are examples of what each overall style can look like to see more examples, Click here to go to our gallery page
Gown, Robe or Overlay & Bonnet Combo $420
This combo is a favorite for those who only want ONE outfit that will work for both a boy and a girl. It includes a unisex gown with an ornate robe or overlay and a bonnet. This takes a lot of fabric and works best for wedding dresses that have a good size train or have several layers. We have a nice supply of quality fabrics and laces we can use to augment your dress fabrics if needed. These photos are examples of what each overall style can look like to see more examples, Click here to go to our gallery page
If you only want one garment made and want to be able to use it for either a boy or a girl but also want to be able to use the ornamentation from your wedding dress, then a ceremonial robe is the way to go. Our robe is usually lined and has a ribbon tie. It can go over any gown or romper you may already have as well. These photos are examples of what each overall style can look like to see more examples, Click here to go to our gallery page
Jackets & Vests
Infant Vest $55
Tuxedo Jacket $160
Bow tie Pin $15
Girl’s Slip $40
A simple A-line slip or a fuller slip made from your wedding dress fabrics or let us use some of our own soft cotton.
Corsage Pin $45-65
Have a keepsake from your wedding dress, or give as a Godmother gift. We make each decorative pin using the materials from the wedding dress to form satin roses. We also try to capture any bead work or buttons that are left. For more information, visit our Memory Flowers Page by clicking here
Other Gifts from Your Wedding Dress Remnants
Kerchief/Pocket Square $28
Jewelry Pouch $40
Ring pillow $45
Our ring pillows are a popular way to share the remnants of a wedding dress with multiple family members. Each pillow is about 10″ square and we use the variety of materials that the wedding dress has to offer.
Tooth Fairy Pillow $25
14″ Jointed Teddy bear $105 or 16″ Non-Jointed Teddy bear $85
Wedding dress fabrics are a bit more challenging to work with when making bears, but they do make beautiful bears. Our standard wedding dress bear is 14″ but feel free to contact us if you’d like a different size.
Baby blanket/quilt $215
Wedding dress fabrics can make a beautiful decorative baby blanket. We usually line the blanket with soft satin. The blanket is great for decoration and supervised play but these blankets are not intended for infants to sleep with.
48″ Christmas Tree Skirt $225
Another great way to share a heirloom wedding dress is to have tree skirts made for the family. We try to capture the various elements of the wedding dress to make a beautiful one-of-a-kind heirloom tree skirt.
We have the ability to add simple embroidery ( mostly initials, names, dates) to the slip or bib. We can also create a satin label with the child’s name and baptism date and attach it to the inside lining of the romper or skirt. Our embroidery hoop has a 4″ maximum space this limits us not only to a maximum of 12 characters in a line, but also limits us to three lines and our fonts are limited. We charge $18 per set-up to cover the time and materials. For elements like crosses and shamrocks we can provide some options as well.
Shipping is in addition
Ground Shipping (with insurance) runs $15 for the first item and $3 per each additional item. I am located in Dayton, Ohio 1001 E Second St. #3140, , Dayton, OH 45402).
If you don’t see an accessory you want listed here, please just ask about it.
How To Order
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To discuss your project or to make a reservation:
Liane Wagner Fairy Godmother Creations 1001 E Second St #3140 Dayton OH 45402
Reservations are recommended, we work on each project in the order they come in unless different arrangements have been made. Because christenings are usually on a specific time frame, I will need to know the date you would need the finished gown by.For some reason, AOL doesn’t always allow my emails through. If you have emailed me and don’t receive a response within 24 hours, it means I either didn’t get your email, or my response did not make it to you. You can also call me at 937-231-5025
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Do You Need to Get Your Wedding Dress Cleaned Before Sending?
If your wedding dress has a lot of dirt and staining–especially along the hem. Then I recommend getting it cleaned before sending it. I do not offer full cleaning services and simply don’t have the facilities to clean a whole dress. If you send the dress without cleaning, I try to work around any stains or heavy dirt but it limits what I can use of the dress materials. If there is a section of a dress that has some staining/discoloration and we want to use that section, I will cut the section I want to use and try hand washing it. Most of the time, I can get age stains, some wine and loose dirt out this way. However, deep stains–like mud/dirt on the hem and train need professional treatment. If my staff and I have to wash sections of a dress, there will be a cleaning fee of $40-$60 depending on how much washing is needed.