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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Jennifer Francisco asked us to use her wedding dress remnants to make a custom Tree Topper Angel. The lovely lace and satin made a beautiful angel. She is about 11" or so tall. i really like making the angels. It is hard to find a consistent supplier of porcelain heads though so the heads can vary quite a bit. I like this particular one even though her head is tilted. ... See MoreSee Less

Jennifer Francisco asked us to use her wedding dress remnants to make a custom Tree Topper Angel.  The lovely lace and satin made a beautiful angel.  She is about 11 or so tall.  i really like making the angels. It is hard to find a consistent supplier of porcelain heads though so the heads can vary quite a bit. I like this particular one even though her head is tilted.

Susan Bertsch sent one of her late husband's shirts along with a tie and a piece of lace and buttons from her wedding dress to have us make a memory bear to hug. We made a larger, non-jointed bear and tried to keep him plenty hug-able. ... See MoreSee Less

Susan Bertsch sent one of her late husbands shirts along with a tie and a piece of lace and buttons from her wedding dress to have us make a memory bear to hug.  We made a larger, non-jointed bear and tried to keep him plenty hug-able.

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Jennifer Franisco sent her wedding dress to have a baptism gown, romper combo for her future grandchildren to wear. Jennifer's dress had some lovely cut-out lace and satin with bead work. We tried to capture much of those elements in the gown with puffed sleeves and some of the beaded lace hanging over the waist. Capturing the original hem was a bit of a challenge, but worth it. For the romper, we did use some of the lace as applique on the faux vest. We also made a matching bonnet for the gown and cap for the romper and a bib.
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Jennifer Franisco sent her wedding dress to have a baptism gown, romper combo for her future grandchildren to wear.  Jennifers dress had some lovely cut-out lace and satin with bead work.  We tried to capture much of those elements in the gown with puffed sleeves and some of the beaded lace hanging over the waist.  Capturing the original hem was a bit of a challenge, but worth  it.  For the romper, we did use some of the lace as applique on the faux vest.  We also made a matching bonnet for the gown and cap for the romper and a bib.

Delores Capacchione sent us a small piece of fabric and lace from her wedding dress to have a special rose made from it. I fused the lace to the fabric to get the beauty and texture of the lace into the rose petals. ... See MoreSee Less

Delores Capacchione sent us a small piece of fabric and lace from her wedding dress to have a special rose made from it.  I fused the lace to the fabric to get the beauty and texture of the lace into the rose petals.