Gifts That Tie Generations Together

Christening Gown with Overlay & Romper

Ann Szapor wanted her wedding dress turned into a christening gown and romper set for her first grandchild and future grandchildren. She originally ordered our Gown, Romper & Bonnet combo with the addition of a boy’s cap but she really wanted an overlay on the gown similar to some of the photos she’s seen on our web site. An overlay or robe is an additional garment and it takes quite a bit of time to make so we charge $220 for this add-on. However, we offer a Gown with overlay combo that includes a bonnet. It was less expensive to switch to a Gown with Overlay combo and add the romper and cap. She also added a ring pillow and kerchief.

SzaporA gownwoverlay

The overlay was made from the WD mesh and lace. It is sleeveless with a ribbon closure. We did have to add some of our own lace trim at the opening.

SzaporA gown

Normally, when we make an overlay, the actual gown is plain. However, Ann’s wedding dress had two layers of mesh and an organza accordion gather at the hem. We decided to use the plain mesh and accordion gather on the gown and added some of the floral lace appliques so that you could see them through the overlay.

SzaporA romper

We used the base fabric from the WD for the little man romper and took just a bit of the lace mesh and added it to the faux vest.

SzaporA bonnet

The matching bonnet included some of the lace mesh.

SzaporA hat

The boy’s cap was made from the WD base fabric.

SzaporA Kerchief

The kerchief was made from the WD base fabric with an embroidered “S”.


SzaporA WD

The wedding dress was covered in lace with two layers of organza on the skirt. Some of the netting under the lace of the bodice had fabric rusted but the lace itself was still in good condition so we removed it from the mesh and used it as applique to the christening gown skirt.

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Janice sent most of her mother's wedding dress to have us make special Christmas ornaments from it for friends and family. The dress was made from a lovely older satin but the satin was too heavy to wrap over a foam ball like our normal ornaments so we had to come up with a different option. I chose this star option because it allowed us to hi-light the satin. We did add some lace for contrast and our own sparkle buttons at the center. The final ornaments were very elegant.
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Janice sent most of her mothers wedding dress to have us make special Christmas ornaments from it for friends and family.  The dress was made from a lovely older satin but the satin was too heavy to wrap over a foam ball like our normal ornaments so we had to come up with a different option.  I chose this star option because it allowed us to hi-light the satin.  We did add some lace for contrast and our own sparkle buttons at the center.  The final ornaments were very elegant.

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This Sunday you can wander through Mike's Studio and galleries at Front Street. Just one of the unique experiences to be had on Third Sunday at Front Street. You can find him at 1001 E. 2nd Street. Go through the B-C door to the third floor--while on your way, stop in at some of the other unique studios open and see the great array of talent that Dayton has to offer. THIS Sunday from 11a-4p.
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Ok, I shared my first draft dragon so it seems only fitting to share the version done for the customer. The garment was her husband's jacket. I had two fabrics to work with from the original jacket a dark blue denim and a looser wove cotton plaid.

Neither of these fabrics were ideal for this kind of detail work, but I decided the plaid would make a more interesting fabric for the main body of the dragon and the dark blue would be good accent. I made some adjustments to the original pattern to accommodate the fabrics and I'm really pleased with how this guy turned out. I had my assistant Meagan helping me on the production.
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Ok, I shared my first draft dragon so it seems only fitting to share the version done for the customer.  The garment was her husbands jacket. I had two fabrics to work with from the original jacket a dark blue denim and a looser wove cotton plaid.

Neither of these fabrics were ideal for this kind of detail work, but I decided the plaid would make a more interesting fabric for the main body of the dragon and the dark blue would be good accent.  I made some adjustments to the original pattern to accommodate the fabrics and Im really pleased with how this guy turned out.  I had my assistant Meagan helping me on the production.

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Roberta sent her wedding dress to have several gift pillows made for loved ones. Her dress had quite a bit of tulle and we tried to incorporate just a touch in the pillows by using it over the satin in a couple of places. Each pillow has just a touch of each of the primary materials from the dress.
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Roberta sent her wedding dress to have several gift pillows made for loved ones.  Her dress had quite a bit of tulle and we tried to incorporate just a touch in the pillows by using it over the satin in a couple of places.  Each pillow has just a touch of each of the primary materials from the dress.

Fairy Godmother Creations added 3 new photos.

Jama Badinghaus brought her wedding dress to us to have a christening outfit made for her daughter. Jama's dress was made for her by someone close to her and she wanted to continue the tradition of something custom made with the materials.

We chose to use the lovely satin for the bodice and put emphasis on the lace for the sleeves and skirt. These truly were lovely fabrics to work with. In the end, I decided a sash with just a dash of added sparkle would finish it off nicely. We also made a matching headband using the organza from the original bodice.
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Jama Badinghaus brought her wedding dress to us to have a christening outfit made for her daughter.  Jamas dress was made for her by someone close to her and she wanted to continue the tradition of something custom made with the materials.  

We chose to use the lovely satin for the bodice and put emphasis on the lace for the sleeves and skirt.  These truly were lovely fabrics to work with.  In the end, I decided a sash with just a dash of added sparkle would finish it off nicely.  We also made a matching headband using the organza from the original bodice.