Two Very Elegant Christening Gowns
Angela Maselli sent her wedding dress to have christening gowns and booties made for her twin girls. We were able to split the details from the wedding dress to get two very elegant gowns for her little ones.
Lovely Mesh and Beadwork in Mom's Wedding Gown Becomes Part of Christening Outfit
Samantha Dutta sent her wedding dress to have us make a unisex christening gown and overlay. She had some lovely mesh and bead work that we used in the overlay. The unisex gown is rather plain except for the ornate collar. We also added a bit of the beadwork on the sleeve.
Christening Gown Inspired by Prince George's
Jeryln Holland wanted a unisex baptism outfit made from her wedding dress. She hopes the heirloom will be used by her daughters' families. We added some lace just to give it more style. As Jeryln mentioned "like Prince George's gown, it can be lacy without being too feminine"
Beautiful Pleated Ruffle on Wedding Dress Becomes Lovely Part of Christening Outfits
Maureen Bozeman sent her wedding dress to have outfits made for her grandchildren. Her gown was made from a beautiful fabric that worked well for making a pleated ruffle on the gown and pleated bodice to the romper. Many wedding dress fabrics do not do so well with pleats so someone like me gets excited to work with a fabric that handles this kind of treatment so well Of course, since Olga actually made the pleated ruffle, I'm not as sure she was as excited but she did a beautiful job.
Flowers From Mom's Wedding Dress Make Their Way to the Next Generation
Jenny Torre sent her wedding dress to have a christening outfit made for her daughter, a romper for potential future boys in the family and a communion veil. The flower elements on the gown and headband were part of the original wedding dress. One of the fun parts of doing what we do is working with such a variety of fabrics, trims and materials.
Grandmother's Lacy Wedding Dress Converted to Romper and Gown for Christening
Nancy Bianchi sent her wedding dress to have baptism outfits made for her grandson and any future grandchildren. Her dress had some really nice long lace in several layers so we used it on both the romper and the gown. On the romper, we put a touch of it on the faux vest. With the gown, we used it to create a cascading lace hem. We also covered the bodice in lace and used the buttons from the back of the wedding dress on an ornamental belt.
We Also Offer Pre-Made Christening Gowns
Did you know that we have a small selection of pre-made one-of-a-kind christening outfits available? Karen Griffin purchased this one, that I called "Big Bow".
Christening Gown Covered With Lace and Chiffon
Lace and chiffon were all over Kathleen Denny's wedding dress so we used lace and chiffon all over the christening gown we made for her first granddaughter. Olga and I challenge ourselves to find ways to capture the overall spirit of the original wedding dress as much as possible.
Remnants from Christening Gown Conversion Become Christmas Tree Skirt
We made this Christmas Tree Skirt for Tifanie using the remnants of her wedding dress. We took our time on this one since she was not in a hurry. The pictures really don't do it justice. I was very pleased with the way this came out.
First Grandchild Inspires Grandma to Convert Wedding Gown into Christening Gown
Kim sent her wedding dress to have christening outfits made for her first grandchild and any future ones as well. We swiped lace from her veil to put on the hem of the chiffon skirt and covered the bodice in lacy applique. The romper has a pleated bodice and we used some of the pearl beads on the booties and on the headband.
Part of Wedding Dress Converted Into Christmas Tree Skirt
Amanda Hofer wanted a Christmas Tree Skirt from the remnants of her wedding dress. This can be an excellent way to use the odds and ends pieces that are left after we've made a christening outfit. We try and mix the variety of fabrics and materials from all over the dress and will add our own satin for backing materials if needed. It is hard to tell in the picture, but we had some lovely crystals left from the wedding dressthat we scattered all over the skirt to tie the different panels together.
Mom's Wedding Dress Converted to Christening Outfits for Grandchildern
Erin Kelly sent us her mother's wedding dress to have outfits made for her children. The dress had some off-center gathers and tucks that were attached with bead work. We decided to try and capture some of the concept in the skirt of the gown. We also added some of the bead work to the faux vest of the romper.
Beautiful Lace Highlights Christening Gown for God Daughter and Ceremonial Rove for Nephew
Christine Pollacco sent her wedding dress to have a christening gown and overlay made for her god daughter and a ceremonial robe made for her nephew. Her dress had some absolutely lovely lace that we incorporated into both outfits. Olga really did a spectacular job on these. She puts herself into every outfit but the lovely materials from this wedding dress were challenging and she made it look like this was what these materials were meant for.
Big "Bling" Highlights This Wedding Gown Conversion
Kathleen Fergus had some really big bling on her wedding dress. There wasn't a lot of it, but it stood out so we decided to use it on the unisex gown collar. She also wanted an overlay so we used the organza from the skirt of her gown and trimmed the front with a thin line of crystal beads from her veil.
Lovely Gift from Four Generations
Four generations wore this wedding dress before we turned it into a christening ensemble. Margo Spencer sent us her wedding dress to have heirloom christening outfits made for her grand children. The dress had been worn by herself, her mother, her grandmother and her great grandmother.
Olga and I feel very honored when someone trusts us to help pass on an heirloom that has been worn by so many generations .
We chose to make a long, formal gown with pleated ruffle and used the bead work from the WD on both the bodice and the hem of the christening gown. The boy's romper has a pleated bodice and faux belt. Margo also wanted a ring pillow and a kerchief.
Mom's Wedding Dress Becomes Christening Gown, Christmas Tree Skirt and Christmas Tree Angel
Jessica Varuolo sent her wedding dress to us to have a christening gown made for her daughter's upcoming baptism. We chose to keep the organza layers from the wedding dress but made them smaller to better fit a little one. We also made a Christmas tree skirt and tree topper angel from the remnants of the wedding dress.
Rhonda's Beautiful Gift to Future Generations
Rhonda Dodd sent her wedding gown to have a unisex christening gown and overlay made for her children and future grand children. Rhonda's dress did not have a lot of embellishment and didn't have a translucent fabric for making the overlay so we added some lovely lace mesh of our own and lace trims to get her a lovely outfit.
This is the gown with the overlay.
This is a standard unisex gown. We used the WD satin and some of the buttons. We also added lace to the collar. In order to get the fullness we needed, we had to incorporate a seam from the WD down the center of the gown. In order to keep the seam from becoming a distraction, we added pleats down the front.
We took a piece of the lace work from the WD bodice and put it on the bib. The bib is made from the WD satin.
The booties are made from the wedding dress satin.
The outfit included a unisex bonnet made from the WD satin
The kerchief has a bit of lace on the corner from the WD bodice.
Rhonda wanted a girl's bonnet made from the translucent mesh. Making a bonnet of mesh/lace without any seams showing is a challenge, but it came out really lovely.
Christening Gown Styled after Mom's Wedding Gown
Kimberly Roe sent her wedding dress to have us make a baptism gown and accessories for her daughter. She wanted us to capture the overall feel of the original wedding dress so we made a sleeveless gown and used the bead work from the waist line.
Kimberly wanted a tie-on headband so we used the wedding dress satin to make a floral element that hides the tie ribbons.
Christening Gown Features Embroidery from Mom's Wedding Gown
Elicia Dahroug sent her wedding gown to have a christening gown made for her daughter. There really wasn't much doubt about how we were going to use the center panels from the original wedding dress skirt on this. However, with Elicia's approval, we went a bit longer on this one than usual in order to really capture the embroidery.
Jessie Duckro brought her wedding dress in to have a communion vest and tie made for her son. I've been hesitant to start offering communion outfits because the sizing is more difficult. However, the requests for communion outfits have been growing so we are adding a communion vest and tie combo to our service offerings starting in May. This particular vest style has the "tuxedo" collar.
Gown From Mom's Wedding Dress
Casey Eckstine sent the remnants of her mother's
wedding dress to have a second gown made for her
youngest daughter. We had the privilege of making
the first gown as well. This cut-out embroidered
satin is a pleasure to work with.
Wedding Gown's Chiffon Strips Enhance Unisex Christening Gown
Samantha Seibert sent her wedding dress to have a christening outfit made for her first child She wanted a unisex gown but was open to us being a little creative. Her wedding dress was covered in thin strips of chiffon at angles. We decided to take a couple of them and add them to the bottom of the christening gown. We also used some of the lovely bead work on the collar.
Embroidery from Mom's Wedding Dress Featured on Christening Gown
Lauren Von Euw sent her wedding dress to have a christening gown made. Her wedding dress had some lovely cut-out embroidery so we decided to capture that detail in the skirt of the christening gown. We kept the opaque part long enough to get to baby's toes and then left the cut-out embroidery open.
Crystal Beads and Chiffon From Mom's Wedding Gown add to Beauty of this Christening Gown
Megan Wells sent her wedding dress to have a unisex baptism gown made. Her wedding dress had folded chiffon panels overlaying all the way down the dress. We decided to incorporate a couple of those panels. She also had a crystal beaded belt. We used the beads to hand sew a line of beads down each side of the collar and we used htem to create a cross on the gown front. There are also some beads tucked into the chiffon flowers on the ring pillows and corsage pin.
Wedding Dress and Communion Dress Combined to Create Christening Ensemble
Pam Reiher wanted her step children to have something from their late mother as they are now starting their own families.
Pam sent me a wedding dress and communion dress that belonged to their mother and asked me to combine the two dresses into an heirloom christening ensemble (gown, romper and headband). The fabrics ended up working very well together and the finished ensemble is an heirloom her children can treasure.
Baptism Outfit From Train of Mom's Wedding Dress
Kristen Marshal asked us to make a baptism outfit for her daughter from the train of her wedding dress and leave as much of the dress as possible for a future Communion gown.
Happily there was plenty of fabric in the train to make baptism gown with. We did swipe a string of bead work from the bodice to put at the gown's waist, but sent the rest of the gown back with the finished baptism outfit.
Mom Turns Wedding Gown Into Complete Christening Ensemble for Future Children
Patricia Sterrazza sent her wedding dress to be made into christening outfits for her soon-coming first child and any future children. We ended up with a very complete ensemble for both a boy and a girl.
Silver Embroidery on Wedding Dress Enhances This Christening Gown Conversion
Maria Mesaros sent her wedding dress to have baptism outfits made for her children. Her gown had some lovely silver embroidery on it that we tried to capture on both the gown and the romper.
Mom and Grandma Have Both of Their Wedding Dresses Converted Into Beautiful Heirloom Christening Gown
Amanda Hofer sent both her own wedding dress and her mom's wedding dress to have us combine them into a gown and romper set. Olga and I were kind of nervous about how well the different fabrics from the two dresses would work but we were able to use them in a way that really gave a lovely elegance to the outfits and made them look like a set.
Grandma's Wedding Dress Converted Into Lovely, Lacey Baptism Gown
Denise Segerson sent her wedding dress from 1987 to have a gown, romper combo made for her granddaughter and future grandchildren. We took advantage of the pretty lace from the gown. The original dress was not very large so we ended up putting a light ruffle on the gown to make it long enough.
Lace Highlights Christening Gown Made From Wedding Gown
Katie Knautz sent her mother's wedding dress to have a Christening Gown, Romper and Bonnet combo made for her children. Olga and I tried to highlight the lace elements on the gown and used some of the buttons on the romper. We also added a little lace bit to the three kerchiefs that Katie wanted as well.
Lace Adds a Rich Quality to this Custom Heirloom Christening Gown
Renee Russell sent her wedding dress to have this baptism outfit made for her granddaughter. The older lace has a very rich quality to it that made for a very elegant christening gown. We also made matching bonnet, booties, panties and a headband.
Christening Ensemble for Grandchildren
Laura Freeman sent her wedding dress to have an ensemble made for her grandchildren. She had some unique applique and silky net pattern on her wedding dress sleeves that we used on the collar of the unisex gown. We used some of the floral applique on the little bolero jacket to make the outfit more feminine for a girl. Laura also asked for a couple of jewelry pouches and we got a bit creative with them.
Mom’s Wedding Gown and Christening Gown Converted to Daughter’s Baptism Dress
Ashley Marciano sent her wedding gown and her own christening gown to have a baptism dress made for her daughter. We wanted to keep the embroidery and bead work from the bodice and the hem of her WD. However, when we actually put the pieces together, we ended up with a seam at almost the halfway point. We decided to use that to make an ornate, larger hem and add a draping element.
Wedding Dress Converted to Dramatic Unisex Christening Gown
Molly Anderson sent her wedding dress to have a unisex outfit made for her son and future children. We ended up making it dramatically long. We also made a bonnet, boy's cap, unisex booties and a couple of kerchiefs with the fabrics from her dress.
Lace On Wedding Gown Featured in Christening Gown
Jolene Sodano sent part of her wedding dress to have a christening gown made for one of her daughters. She loved the lace of her dress and wanted the emphasis to be put on to that. We ended up using a softer satin and taking the lace off the original dress and applying it to the softer satin.
Christening Gown Features a Lovely Belt
Margaret Dickens gave us a really interesting challenge. She had the robe to a family heirloom christening outfit but could not find the original gown. She sent her mother's wedding dress and asked us to create a gown to go with the existing robe. She also had the original bonnet. We took the fabric from the original bonnet and used it to create a "belt" piece to the christening gown. We also used white embroidery and white lace to help the outfit tie together.
Complete Christening Ensemble for a Godson
Julia Frei wanted a complete ensemble for her godson from her wedding dress. We used every bit of fabric we could to get a bishop style gown with a ceremonial robe, a bit, booties, bonnet and bow tie pin. We put pleats down the front of the gown and used the blue satin piping from her veil as accent on each side. We also used the piping as accent on most of the accessories.
First Communion Dress and Wedding Dress Become Baptism Outfit
Sue Szymanski sent her wedding dress and her daughter's first communion dress to have a baptism outfit made for her first grandchild. Although we used elements from both dresses, most of the outfit came from the wedding dress. We made a little bolero jacket and a bonnet as well.
Ruffled Wedding Gown Makes for Fun, Beautiful Christening Ensemble
Janet Riddick sent her wedding dress to have outfits made for grandchildren. Her dress had lots and lots of ruffles. We incorporated a layer of ruffles on the christening gown. We also used some of the lovely embroidery work on both the gown and romper. A bib, booties and a cap completed the ensemble. However, we couldn't resist using some of those ruffles for a fun, decorative pillow.
Wedding Dress Converted Into Christening Ensemble
Tina Bast sent her wedding dress to have a christening outfit made for her first grandson and any future grandchildren. We made our "Bishop" style gown. That allowed us to inset just a bit of the lace from the original WD. We also made matching booties, a girl's bonnet and boy's cap as well as a few kerchiefs.
Two Christening Outfits from Mom's Wedding Dress
Linda Lotton wanted two complete christening outfits made from her wedding dress. Her dress was not very large so we augmented her fabrics just a little in order to get the two full outfits. Each set consisted of a christening gown, boy's romper, boy's cap and a headband. Olga and I were pleased with the results--and so was Linda.
Wedding Dress Re-Styled Into Christening Ensemble
Jenny Darr sent her wedding dress to have a baptism gown and boy's vest made for her soon-coming grandchild and future grandchildren. The full ensemble included the girl's gown, boy's vest, girl's headband, bowtie pin, booties and a kerchief.
Grandmother's Creates Beautiful Christening Gown for Granddaughter
Joyce Harder sent us her daughter's wedding dress to have this gown and bonnet made for her granddaughter. Joyce knew what she wanted us to do with the materials. When someone has something specific in mind, we do all that we can to meet their expectations.
Unisex Christening Gown with Soft Lacy Overlay
Christine Senner is excited about her new granddaughter and wanted a complete ensemble made from her wedding dress. In addition to a blanket, she had a unisex gown with a soft, lacy overlay made and several accessories.
Wife's Wedding Gown and Husband's Wedding Tie Combine to Create Christening Outfit
Sometimes we're asked to convert both the wedding dress and the husband's wedding tie into a christening outfit. Allison Murray asked us to do just that. We incorporated the tie by creating ribbons down the front and on the collar of the unisex gown. I also added a little of it on the headband and booties. There wasn't anything left of the tie, but the whole ensemble goes well together.
Princess-style Christening Gown for Her Little Princess
Erin Brasse brought her wedding dress by to have this princess-style gown made for her little princess.
Wedding Dress Redesigned as Christening Outfits for Grandchildren
Peggy Nolan sent us her wedding dress to have christening outfits made for grandchildren. She wanted the gown to be as long as we could get it. The original WD was made of a soft polyester that has quite a bit of stretch to it so it gave us a bit of a challenge. We ended up adding just a touch of satin as well to create some contrast.
100% Silk Wedding Dress Makes a Beautiful Christening Gown
Leslie Diorio sent part of her wedding dress to have a unisex gown and bonnet made. Her 100% silk dress had a long string of buttons that we incorporated into the christening gown.
Three Christening Outfits from One Wedding Dress
Karyn True brought us her wedding dress to have outfits made for her granddaughter and future grandchildren. She wanted a total of three outfits from her gown. We had to cut very carefully to get all three outfits. There was literally just enough lace to be able to put it on each of the pieces. We also ended up making some pillows with the scraps.
Kristine's 40-Year Old Weddinig Dress is Transformed into a Beautiful Christening Gown for Her Granddaughter
Kristine Hickey sent her 40-year-old wedding dress to have a dress made for her granddaughter. Even though the lace has colored with age, I thought it simply added to the heirloom quality of the dress. I incorporated elements from the original veil into the headband.
Beadwork Adorns a Beautiful Christening Gown Conversion
Kristen Leto sent her wedding dress to have this gown made for her daughter. We tried to capture as much of the beadwork as we felt we safely could.
Mom's Wedding Gown Becomes Christening Outfit for Her Daughter
Amy Taylor sent her wedding dress to have converted to this outfit for her daughter. We tried to capture the lace while keeping the overall look youthful. The little bolero jacket allowed us to really emphasize the pretty lace. Amy had also sent a couple of flowers from her hair piece that we incorporated into the head band and on to the jewelry pouch.
A Beautiful Gift for Her Grandchildren
Mary Deming sent her wedding dress to have an outfit made for her grandson and future granddaughters. We tried to capture the beautiful cut-out embroidery on both the boy's and the girl's piece.
Lovely Emboidery and Beadwork on Wedding Gown Become Part of Baptism Gown
Jen Burkart sent her wedding dress to have us make a baptism gown for her daughter. Her wedding dress had some lovely embroidery and beadwork elements that we were able to work in. The flowing chiffon allowed us to use some fullness in the skirt.
Christening Outfits - Including a Boy's Tuxedo Jacket
Tina Lividini sent her wedding dress from 35 years ago to have outfits made for her coming grandchild and any future grandchildren. Tina wanted an actual, full, formal infant boy's outfit including a tuxedo jacket with tails. We also were able to get a long gown from the fabrics, but we used nearly all the useable materials her original dress had.
Sarah's Wedding Gown Becomes a Lovely Christening Gown for Her Daughter
Sarah Ackerman sent her gown to have a christening outfit made for her daughter. Her gown did not have a lot of detail, but we were able to easily use what was there. As per Sarah's request, we made the gown as long as we could get from the materials available.
A Family Heirloom Becomes a Grandchild's Christening Outfit
Verlyn Wiederholt sent a lovely wedding dress from her husband's family to have this outfit made for their grandchild.
"I Absolutely Love It"
Kristen Abbate sent just her wedding dress train to have this gown made for her daughter. She plans to use the actual Wedding dress to have a communion dress made in the future.
Kristen left this comment on FaceBook: " I absolutely love it! Thank you so much! It is so much prettier in person and I didn't think that was possible." We are so glad you enjoy it, Kristen!
Val Creates an Heirloom Christening Gown and Bonnet from Her Wedding Dress
Val Shalbrack sent her wedding dress to have this heirloom gown and bonnet set made for her family.
Aunt's Wedding Dress Becomes a Baptism Gown for a Dear Daughter and Neice
Julia Dennis sent her late aunt's wedding dress to have a christening dress made for her daughter. Her daughter was going to be 17 months old at the time of the baptism so we made the dress short enough to be able to walk in.
Julia wrote us saying: "Just wanted to let you know I received the dress in the mail today! It is absolutely gorgeous, you did an awesome job! Can't wait to see her in it! We all really appreciate it! Thanks again!" -Julia Dennis
After the christening, Julia sent us some wonderful photos. Here's a montage of those photos along with some photos of the gown and accessories. Just look at that smile!
After the christening, Julia also sent us this note:
"Thank you so much for making Jayden's christening gown on such short notice! I am beyond satisfied with the results!
"Jayden looked absolutely beautiful in her dress and barrette. Everyone loved it! She enjoyed being the center of attention and showing her dress to everyone and saying "pretty!"
"Her original baptism date had to be canceled because our Princess came down with the flu :( Luckily we were able to reschedule for the next week and everything went great!
"I have attached a few pictures, feel free to do whatever you would like with them.
"You are very talented and I will make sure to recommend your business to family and friends!
And thank you, Julia, for sharing this wonderful event with us! Best wishes to you, Jayden and your entire family.
A Small Heirloom Christening Outfit Becomes two Framed Kerchiefs
Karen Redman sent a little heirloom christening outfit and asked us to repair the little dress and use some of the accessories to create two kerchiefs for her sons. Her plan was to frame the kerchiefs as a special gift that can be displayed.
Karen wrote, "Hope you had a great holiday. I just wanted to let you know my Daughter and Son-in-law really liked the kerchiefs. Have a happy new year." - Karen Redman
A Gown for Her Daughter's Baptism
Amber Davis sent her wedding dress to have this outfit made for her daughter's baptism. Her gown has some lovely embroidered chiffon. It took finding the right sections, but we were able to keep some of the original hem work as well. We also made a couple of kerchiefs.
Angel Style Christening Gown with Lace and Bead Work
Julie Piazza's wedding dress had some lovely lace and bead work on the bodice. We wanted to use the same elements for the bodice of her daughter's christening gown but the beads all came off when we went to use it. Olga hand beaded them back on to complete this angel-style gown.
Embroidery From Mom's Gown Enhances Christening Gown and Romper
Lisa Manzo sent us a gown with lots of fabric so we were able to get two complete outfits from it. The lovely embroidery work from the original dress made a lovely accent on both the christening gown and the romper. With the gown, we added a little cape and we added a jacket for the romper. The outfits are finished with a bonnet, a boy's cap and unisex booties.
You can see a slideshow of Lisa's outfits here on our FaceBook page.
Grandma's Wedding Dress Becomes a Christening Gown for a New Generation
Jody Letourneau sent her late mother's wedding dress to have a unisex gown made for her son and three ring pillows. The wedding dress had some lovely lace work running in strips down the gown. We incorporated those into the front of the gown. To keep the gown from becoming too feminine, we also incorporated the buttons from the back of the wedding dress down the front of the gown.
A Unisex Christening Gown for Her Son
Aubrey Ruiz included a note with her order that said "This is my wedding dress, which I LOVE and am scared to have cut up. The gown is for my son." You can see her beautiful gown at the right in the photo below. We made a unisex gown with a unisex bonnet.
After Aubrey received her order, she wrote back saying: "Amazing craftsmanship! It's a scary thing to send your wedding dress off to be cut into pieces, but when I received the infant gown and robe, I couldn't have been happier." - Aubrey Ruiz
A Striking Royal Blue and White Christening Gown and Romper
Sheila Thomason sent her wedding dress to have our gown, romper combo package made. Sheila's dress had a strong panel of royal blue going down the back with lovely white and silver embroidery. We chose to capture some of that color.
Welcoming a Coming Grandson With a Christening Outfit
Jolene Madden sent her gown to have outfits made for her soon-coming first grandson and any future grandchildren.
Grandma's Gift to her Beloved Granddaughter
Jodi Beck sent her wedding dress to have this sweet gown made for her granddaughter.
Mom and Daughter Turn Their Wedding Gowns into Christening Outfit
Lisa Adams asked us to combine her wedding dress and her daughter's wedding dress for an outfit for her first granddaughter. We love combining multiple generations into one outfit. Sometimes it is a challenge to figure out how to get the different fabrics to work together, but the end result always seems to be an heirloom to treasure.
Joyce Converts Her Wedding Gown into a Christening Gown and Romper
Joyce Hansen wanted her gown used to create both a gown and a romper for her daughter. Our gown, romper, bonnet combo can be used to get both a gown and an after-party romper.
Outfits for Her Coming Firstborn Child
Allison Kirschke sent her wedding dress to have outfits made for her coming first born and any future children. We used the lovely WD overlay fabric in both the gown and the romper.
Elegant Threadwork Highlights These Outfits
Katharine Koenig sent her wedding dress to have outfits made. Her dress had some elegant thread work that we tried to use in the waist of the gown and on the faux vest of the romper.
Twins Receive Christening Gown Made from Grandmother's Wedding Dress
Mandy MacNaughton used her mother's wedding dress to have baptism gowns made for her twin daughters. Getting two outfits from one dress can be a challenge, but we were pleased with the outcome.
Lovely Detail from Wedding Dress Captured in Christening Gown for Daugher
Gianna Cody's wedding dress made a darling gown for her daughter. The original wedding dress had some lovely detail that we tried to capture and a really pretty beaded waist band that we turned into a faux belt.
Embroidery and Beadwork Enhance This Christening Gown Conversion
This little Gown and Romper ensemble was put together from Jonelle O'Shea's wedding dress. We tried to capture the pretty silver embroidery and some of the bead work from the wedding dress.
A Wedding Dress Becomes a "Princess" Style Christening Gown and Lined Jacket
Sally Bellotto sent her wedding dress from 1970 to have a christening gown with jacket made for her granddaughter. We went with our "Princess" style on the gown. The jacket is lined and the full ensemble included a bonnet, the slip and a bib.
Baptism Gown and Booties for Her Daughter
Katrina sent her wedding dress to have this baptism gown made for her daughter--complete with booties. Getting a small gown like this to gather right presents an interesting challenge. We originally wanted to make two layers of gathers, but that made the gown way too bulky.
A Unique Christening Gown That Converts for Use With Either a Girl or a Boy
Kasey sent her wedding dress to have a unisex gown and overlay made for her daughter's upcoming baptism. We tried something new by making two different snap-on faux belts. This allowed us to use a strip of bead work from the waist of her wedding dress for a more feminine look while making a more masculine one for any future sons or grandsons she might have.
Unisex Christening Gown and Robe for Son and Future Children
Felicia Lopez sent her wedding dress to have an outfit made for her son and future children. She chose our unisex gown and robe combination. There was just enough beadwork from the straps of her wedding dress to line the front of the robe with. I think this outfit came out very elligant.
A Christening Gown for Her Daughter
Heather had us use her wedding dress to make a christening outfit for her daughter.
A Princess Christening Gown for Her Little Princess
Melissa sent her wedding dress to have a princess gown made for her little princess. We also made a bonnet and panties.
Christening Gown, Romper and Accessories from Mom's Wedding Dress
Michaela had us make both a gown and a romper from her wedding dress. The romper will be worn by her son and the gown will be put away for future daughters and grandddaughters.
Accessories to Enhance an Existing Christening Gown
Robin sent a piece of her wedding dress to have us make some accessories for the christening outfit she already had for her daughter. Some people already have a special christening gown or romper but we can always add some special accessories to make it a multi-generational heirloom.
A Special Gift from an Aunt to her Niece
Paula Conway had us make this christening gown as a gift for her niece. The wedding dress did not have much embellishment so we added a little of our own lace.
Mother, Daughter Combine Wedding Dresses to Make Unique Christening Gown and Robe
Elizabeth O'Connor sent us her wedding dress and her late mother's wedding dress and asked us to combine the materials from both gowns into an heirloom unisex gown and robe combination. The color differences between the two gowns were pretty big so we chose to embrace them.
A "Bishop" Style Baptism Gown In Classic Cotton
This "bishop" style gown was made from the cotton lace wedding dress that Sue Harkness sent us. There is something very classic about cotton.
Beaded Wedding Dress Transformed Into Heirloom for Next Generation
Jeanne Kernan sent her wedding dress to have three baptism gowns made for grandchildren and nieces and nephews. The wedding dress was made of a lovely satin and covered with seed pearl beads. We tried to use the beads in a way that made each gown unique.
Mom Converts Her Communion Dress Into Unisex Christening Gown
Jourdan Diamantis sent us her communion dress to have it turned into a unisex gown for son and future children.
Wedding Dress Converted to Priness Style Christening Gown
Tanya Gresham sent her wedding dress so we could create this princess style gown with matching booties and headband for her daughter.
Mom and Both Grandma's Convert Three Wedding Dresses into One Very Special Christening Gown
Kristin Myers sent her wedding dress, her mother's wedding dress and her mother-in-law's wedding dress to have us combine all three into one gown for her daughter.
Wedding Dresses from Mom and Grandma Become Christening Gown
Meagan Milmoe had us convert her mother's wedding dress as well as some lace from her mother-in-law's wedding dress to make an adorable gown for her daughter.
Sisters Have Mom's Wedding Dress Converted into Set of Christening Outfits
Ashley Myers and her sister wanted a set of christening outfits for family children to wear. We made a gown and a romper from their mother's wedding dress. The gown also has a pretty little over jacket.
Converting a Wedding Dress into a Romper for a Christening
Betty Zita sent her wedding dress to have a romper made. We also added a jacket as a way to use some of the lovely beadwork from her wedding dress. A bow tie pin was the final touch to this ensemble.
Beadwork From Wedding Dress Enhances Christening Gown
Tifanie Vander Weide sent her wedding dress to have a ceremonial robe made for her children. The photo really doesn't do this robe justice. We incorporated the bead work and overlay from her dress into the robe itself. We also added a headband, booties, a bow tie pin and a kerchief.
Wedding Dress Becomes Bishop Style Christening Gown
Stacy Elliott sent her wedding dress to have a unisex gown made for her children. Her gown was relatively simple so we kept to a simple bishop style and added some of the bling to the hem.
Modular Christening Gown That Works for a Boy or a Girl
Marilee Scheid, her sister and mother wanted a modular outfit that would work for both a boy and girl. We created a bodice with snaps that allow for a detachable skirt and romper pants.
Using the Whole
JoAnn Gustafson wanted as many items from her
wedding dress as we could get for her grandaughter's
baptism. We used every bit of useable material
to get her the ensemble.
Donna Johnson sent her wedding dress in to have
christening outfits made forher granchild and future
grandchildren. She also asked us to make a ring
pillow for her daughter's future wedding. The gown
was from the 1970s and had some lovely floral applique.
The applique had colored over time and there wasn't
anything we could do about the color, so we incorporated
it and the whole ensemble had a lovely heirloom
quality to it.
Long and Lovely
Ashley Roseman sent her wedding dress to have
a baptism gown made for her daughter. The WD had
some lovely embroidery and bead work that we tried
to capture in both the skirt and along the neck
line of the bodice.
A Little Man
Kelly Buckley sent her wedding dress to have a
custom romper made for her son's christening. As
the mother of sons myself, I know how hard it can
be to find custom infant clothing for boys. In
this case, we incorporated some fo the lovely embroidery
work from Kelly's dress in the faux vest to give
her little man a sharp formal outfit.
I received the romper earlier
this week, and it is so adorable! Thanks for your great work! I
hope to be ordering a gown in the future!
Fancy but Understated
Deirdre Smith-Ferraro sent her wedding dress to
have a christening romper made for her son. Her
dress had some lovely bead work and we really wanted
to use it so we applied it to the faux vest. We
also added just a little bit of satin on the collar,
sleeve bindings and leg bindings or a bit of contrast.
Deirdre also had us make a ring pillow, kerchief
His and Hers
Jennifer sent her wedding gown to be made into
his and her outfits for her twins. We took advantage
of as much of the embroidery and bead-work as we
could in each outfit.
Sydney's wedding dress was a two-toned gown with
dramatic pleats. Inset in each pleat was lovely
embroidery and bead work. The WD was extremely
heavy so we could not make a very full christening
gown without getting too heavy and bulky for an
infant. Instead, we decided to focus on putting
one pleat front and center. This is the first gown
we've done in the princess style with such heavy
fabric but it came out beautifully.
Three from One
brought her wedding dress to me and we sat for
quite a while discussing what she wanted and how
to get it for her. She wanted three christening
gowns for her three daughters. Her oldest daughter
had very specific ideas of what she wanted. It
took every last bit of fabric from the WD to get
these three outfits.
and a Little Man Outfit
sent her lovely wedding dress to have us make a
Christening gown, romper and headband combo. Her WD
was covered in lace roses. However, the roses,
heavy satin and heavy beadwork meant that we really
couldn't go with a dramatic length on the gown
because it would have been too heavy for an infant. For
her son's baptism, we made a little man romper
with pleats on the bodice and used buttons from
the WD down the front and on the faux belt.
Shelly Rattell sent her wedding dress to have
us make a gown for her soon-coming baby girl. Her
wedding dress was a simple flowing satin with and
ornamental element at the waist. We reduced the
element and used it on this high-waist princes
style gown. In addition to the gown, Shelly also
had us make her family a christmas tree skirt. You
can find it on our quilting page if you click here
Amanda Grier sent her wedding dress to us make
a gown, romper and bonnet combo. Her WD had lovely
embroidery and bead work that we tried to capture
in both the gown and the romper.
I wanted to send you a pic of MJ in his christening outfit.
He was so cute and it was so special that he was in my wedding dress, getting
baptized in the church we were married in. Thank you so much for your beautiful
Gown with Bling
Linda sent her wedding dress to have a unisex
gown made. She wanted to use some of the beadwork
from the WD as well and we embroidered a cross
in the same silver thread of the embroidered bead
work seen on the hem of the gown.
Mandi sent her wedding gown to have a christening
outfit made for her soon-to-be born daughter. Her
gown had some lovely bead work so we incorporated
it into an "Angel" style gown. A headband
with roses made from the gown chiffon and satin
completes the outfit.
I wanted to share the professional
pictures that I had taken of Lily in her christening
gown. I also bought the rights to these pictures
so do not worry if you wanted to use them on
your website. She looks amazing and the gown
is beautiful. Mandi
Outfit from Two Gowns
Millie sent both her gown and her
grandmother's gown from the 1940s to have a unisex
outfit made for her son and future children/grandchildren. The
older dress had some beautiful lace that we worked
into the robe, the collar of the gown and the bonnet.
I received the gown and it is
can't wait for my son's big day. :)
Thanks, Millie Joiner
Cascade of Embroidery
sent her wedding dress to have a gown made for
her daughter. The original dress had a lovely cascade
of embroidery that we worked into the skirt. We
sent back the remnants of the WD but hope some
day we will be making a romper for the Cline family.
I can't believe how quickly you got the gown done.
It always amazes me how something that is so difficult
for one person can be so easy for another! You
are truly talented. The gown looks beautiful!
sent her wedding dress to have a gown made
for her daughter. The amount of beadwork on this
gown makes it a little heavy but such an elegant
She also had us make three ring pillows
Sparkle and Softness
sent her daughter's gown to have a dress made for
her granddaughter. It was her gift. The wedding
dress had quite a bit of sparkle on the bodice
the neck and straps but was otherwise a simple
chiffon over skirt on a silky under skirt. We used
some of the sparkle at the high waist and added
just a little
lace to create a parted over-skirt.
Her Gown and
Cynthia is the first to send us both her wedding
dress and the tie her husband wore on their wedding
day. We worked the tie in as accents down the front
of the unisexgown along along the collar binding
and sleeve bindings. Olga and I thought it was
a wonderful way to add a little color in this special
you, thank you, thank you!" to Fairy Godmother
Creations for Norah's beautiful baptism gown.
Your creative use of my dress and my husband's
wedding tie made for such a special heirloom.
Our baby looked like a little angel and we received
tons of compliments. Thank you so much for making
our special day even more special. -- Cynthia
Kelly sent her wedding dress to have a unisex
gown made for her youngest son to wear. There was
such lovely embroidery and bead work that we simply
had to work some of it into the collar and the
front bottom of the gown.
Got the outfit!! Love it! Brings
back wonderful memories of my wedding day. Thank
you so much for all your hard work! I will
post pictures on your Facebook page after the event
on Sunday. Kelly Quaine
An Heirloom Romper
Jessica sent her mother's wedding dress to have
a romper made for her son. Her mother's dress had
some lovely embroidery work but the thread had
rusted with age. we decided to use the embroidery
work on the faux vest and it really added an heirloom
The romper looks great! Thank you for all of your hard work. We look forward
to our little man wearing it on his special day.
Colleen wanted to get as much from her wedding
dress as possible. When you only have one, sometimes
it makes sense to think about the future. We made
her future grandchildren a unisex gown with a ceremonial
robe. That allows her family to use the outfit
for any child/granchild/great grandchild. In addition,
we made a boy's confirmation tie, a bib, three
kerchiefs, a pretty headband and a coursage pin
that incorporated a bit of each of the major elements
of her wedding dress as a keepsake.
I just wanted to follow up on my
son's baptism and share my thoughts on your work.
Words cannot describe
how thrilled I was to see my son wearing my wedding
gown on his christening day! You and your team did
a BEAUTIFUL job maintaining the character of my
gown while also creating something that will work
for either a boy or a girl. I am especially
grateful for your patience and vision since I really
had no idea what I wanted! You have created an
heirloom for our family and I can't wait to pass
this stunning creation down to my children and
grandchildren. I was also really happy with the
other items you created, including the handkerchiefs
for my sons' future weddings (hopefully!), my son's
communion tie, the flower headband and my flower
pin. All have special meaning to me and I can't
wait to pass them down!
have already shared your name with so many people. Best
of luck and thank you for creating such a beautiful
heirloom!! You are a gem! Thanks for sharing your
Colleen Speer and family
Gown and Bubble
Molly knew exactly what she wanted done with her
mother's wedding dress. She wanted both a gown
and a bubble romper so that her daughter could
have something a bit more casual for the after-party. We
were able to take full advantage of the floral
elements from the original wedding dress for the
bodice of the gown and created a fun little bubble
complete with lacy butt.
A Little Bit
Maro sent her wedding dress to have made into
a gown for her daughter and romper for future children
and grandchildren. Her dress had lovely bead work
all over the bodice so we captured a piece of it
to put on the high waist line and on the front
hem of the skirt. We used some of the embroidery
on the faux vest of the romper as well.
and with a Hat
sent her wedding dress to have a christening dress
made for her granddaughter. Since her granddaughter
is almost a year old, she didn't want a long gown.
We ended up adding just a bit of satin as an accent
to the WD fabric and used some of the floral applique
from her dress along the waist. The hat used a
bit of satin and a larger floral piece.
wedding dress was covered in beautiful lace with
beads througout. We chose to use the lace as the
overskirt to the christening gown but we ended
up using the lining material for the underskirt
instead of the
heavier satin that the WD used. This gave the gown
a nice flow and kept it from getting too heavy
for an infant to wear comfortably. The romper is
made from the heavier satin with some of the lace
on the faux vest.
A Robe and Jewelry
dress had lots of lace and sequins but she wanted
a ceremonial robe that could be used for either
a boy or a girl. Her
gown also had a champaign color sash. We incorporated
the sash as an accent to the robe as well as trimming
the lovely WD satin with the lace. This took cutting
the lace into workable strips. Lisa also wanted
a little jewelry pouch so we made a draw-string
pouch with a flower created from what was left
of the sash material.
I received my son's christening
gown and jewelry pouch ( both of which were made
from my wedding gown), this week and couldn't be
any more pleased with how beautiful each turned
out! Please don't doubt the idea of having this
done. You can definetly trust Fairy Godmother Creations!
A Gown, a Bonnet
and a Ring Pillow
Julie sent her
wedding dress to have a christening gown ad bonnet
made. Her gown had some lovely buttons that we
chose to put around the hem line along with a pleated
ruffle. She also wanted a ring pillow to put away
for the future.
Amy sent her wedding dress to have an
outfit made for future grandchildren. We went with
a unisex gown from the basic dress fabric and a
sleeveless overlay to encorporate the lovely lace
and overlay materials from the original dress.
Topped off with
a unisex bonnet, a pretty decorative corsage pin
and a couple of pocket squares for her son's future
LOVE, LOVE the baptismal gown and all the accessories
I received today. Couldn't be more happy with
how everything turned out. Your work is FABULOUS!!!
Lace and a Cross
sent me her mother's dress to have a unisex gown
was a pretty off-white with a hint of peach and
had a lace bolero. We used the lace for the collar
and added an embroidered cross
Jody sent her wedding dress from 1984
and a first communion dress to have outfits made
for her grand children. We were able to get a lovely
ensemble with a princess style gown and a romper
with faux vest. The outfits were accessorized with
bonnet and cap as well as panties, slip and bib.
The package arrived today! I am so impressed
with all the garments. My daughter
is going to be so delighted when she sees them. I
can't wait to see her expression. The
quality and workmanship is superior. They
are simply gorgeous and beyond my expectations. The
pictures simply don't do them justice. These
will make the christening so very special and mean
that much more. Thank you so
much for your hard work and dedication in
making these special memories for our family.
Susan sent her daughter's wedding dress train
to have us make an outfit for her new granddaughter.
The train was plenty large enough and had a wonderful
overlay of embroidered flowers and leaves. The
end result was a truly unique gown.
Working with Remnants
Chelsey sent the remnants of her wedding dress. She
had already had a blessing gown made for her daughter
and needed an outfit for her son. The remnants
were pretty plain with the exception of a very
small piece that had some beading on it. We suggested
the addition of a contrast fabric and used the
beads on the faux vest.
Two Outfits for
Deana wanted two christening gown outfits from
her wedding dress for her daughters' families.
We had to make the gowns
just toe length, but they came out very pretty
with all of the lace we had to work with.
Elegant Lace and
Michelle sent her mother's wedding gown from 1953
to have christening outfits made for her daughter's
twins (a boy and a girl). We used the truly lovely
lace for the gown skirt and sleves and as an accent
on the faux vest of the romper. A bonnet and cap
completed the outfits along with a little decorative
pin for grandma to wear.
These are Beautiful!!! Oh
my goodness - can't wait to show the photo to
my Mom & my
you so so much. We will be sure to send photos
. . . We are so impressed with the beautiful
job you did creating these heirloom Christening
outfits. Thank you Liane & Olga!! Michelle
These are beautiful!! Michelle
is my mom and I am so excited for my boy/ girl
twins to be baptized in these Thank
you so much! Kristen
Lace and Buttons
sent her wedding dress to have a unisex outfit
gown was made of a very heavy satin with beautiful
lace work all over it. It also had a long string
of buttons down the back all the way down the train. We
ended up using the lining material for the Bishop
style gown but ran a row of buttons down the front
and gave it a nice big bib collar so that we could
use some of the lace. The robe is lined and has
a ribbon front closure.
Liane, the outfit arrived today - it is truly
more beautiful than I even imagined! I actually
don't know if I loved it more as a wedding dress
or love it more as a baptismal gown and robe! I
will absolutely send you a picture of Oliver in
it on his big day in a couple of weeks. What an
amazing family heirloom this will be. Thank you,
thank you, thank you. Jamie
Added Lace and
Amy sent the remnants of her wedding
(mostly the skirt) to have a gown and romper made. The
skirt of the WD had beaded buttons all down the
front but the rest was plain satin. We suggested
the addition of some lace to add contrast and help
lighten the outfits. The skirt of the dress has
pannels of lace inserted and we kept the row of
buttons down the center. The bodice of the gown
and the faux
vest on the romper are both covered with lace.
My christening outfits arrived
today. They are perfect!! Thank you! I will look
you guys up on Facebook and write a little something
and send a picture of baby in the outfit when he/she
arrives! Thank you again!
From the Train
Lauren sent just the train to her wedding dress
to have a christening gown made for her daughter. The
fabric was very heavy so we stayed with an A-line
skirt and took advantage of the lovely embroidery.
Thanks Liane!!! It looks
sent both her dress and her Mother's dress to have
a baptism robe made for her daughter. We tried
to keep the flowing feel of the original wedding
dress by layering the translucent silk. The collar
is trimmed with the lace from her mother's dress.
OH LIANE! ITS PRECIOUS! Thank you soo much!
I love it all! You are so talented!
And I will be reaching out (or my mother in law Judy
Roller) for personal teddy bears in the near future!
Will be in touch if we have a boy next :)
thank you so much!
Lace and Overlay
sent her wedding dress to have christening outfits
made for future grandchildren. She loved the lace
from her dress and the pleated organza so we used
as much of it as we could.
I absolutely loved the outfits
when I saw them. The boys outfit was made with
not only the underskirt material but painstakingly
the organza was used on the outfit as well. The
princess style gown is beautiful and the bonnets!
I can't say enough about the wonderful, caring,
experience that I had with Liane and Fairy Godmother
Bows and Beads
Kelly sent her wedding dress to have a gown made
for her daughter. She had a pretty good idea of
what she was looking for so we tried to incorporate
as many of her ideas as we could. Her gown had
a lot of bead work on the bodice so we incorporated
it into the dress in several areas. At her request,
we also incorporated a butterfly in honor of her
I can't thank you enough! The dress is breath
The care and love that are part of this dress shows
and I am so very grateful!! I will recommend you
to anyone and everyone I know!! ....
Again, I am beyond thrilled and I will send pics
of Reagan when the big day arrives.
A Dress to Dance
her reception dress to have a party dress made
for her daughter's day. Since her daughter is already
walking, we made the gown shorter. Jessica mentioned
that she was looking forward to watching the father
daughter dance. We also ended up adding just a
bit of our own fabrics on the bodice and sleeve.
Jessica also wanted a headband and a pin.
Big thanks to Fairy
Godmother Creations for doing such a great
job turning my wedding reception party dress
into a baptism dress for Josie!!
It will look even prettier on her than it did on me :)
Gowns for Sisters
sent her wedding dress to have two gowns made.
One for her 9-month-old daughter and one for her
two-year-old daughter. Meredith's WD had a pretty
light champagne color base with white overlay with
pretty lace and bead work. There was enough fabric
to make two elegant little gowns. The toddler gown
was shorter since she was walking.
Made to Order
Marsha wanted a quality heirloom christening
outfit for her grandson. She did not send a wedding
dress, instead we made this romper, hat and booties
outfit using some of our own quality materials.
We have a lovely selection of fabrics and laces
to make quality heirloom christening outfits from.
Sabrina sent her wedding gown to have a christening
outfit made for her daughter. The gown had some
beautiful lace and bead work that we tried to capture
in the skirt. We also preserved the tie at the
I received Charlotte's christening gown today and
I just wanted to let you know that you exceeded
my expectations. It is absolutely beautiful. I
am beyond thrilled! The bonnet is amazing too. Thanks
again for your beautiful work and I will be in
Thanks again, Sabrina
Lisa sent her dress to make a romper for her son
and a gown for any future daughters and grandchildren. Her
gown was made of a flowy satin with inset embroidered
lace. We used the lace from the train on the front
of the christening gown and some of the lace and
buttons for the faux vest of the romper.
I just wanted to send you a quick note to say thank
you for doing such a great job on the christening
outfits. They are both beautiful and the dress
was incorporated into them perfectly. Noah's
baptism is this weekend and I can't wait to show
off his romper!
I will send you pictures of him in the outfit and
include a written recommendation.
sent her wedding dress to have a gown, romper combo
made for her soon coming first grandchild and any
future grandchildren. Her gown was from 1981 and
made of an absolutely beautiful soft and flowing
silk. We kept the front of the gown in tact and
used it for the Christening gown skirt. We used
some of the lace from the bodice on the faux vest
of the romper.
Dear Liane and Olga,
Just wanted you to know that the christening outfits
arrives safe and sound ! They
are absolutely gorgeous ! You certainly have created
new heirlooms! Thanks
you so much ! My daughter
is due in about 3 more weeks, and we will be sure
to send pictures from the Christening ( thinking
late April ).
her wedding dress to have outfits made for her
daughter and future sons. In addition to the christening
gown, she wanted a little after-party dress.
From a Bow
Melanie's wedding gown had a very large bow that
acted as part of the train. She sent just that
part to have a unisex gown made for her son. She
was worried about the sizing because her son was
I am so sorry I haven't emailed
you to say thank you! But with the holidays it
totally slipped my mind. THANK YOU sooo much
for the christening gown for Ryan. It is PERFECT!
I put it on him and its slightly big, but thats
ok because I'm sure he will grow into it perfectly
for the day of his christening. The length is
perfect too!!! I have attached a couple of pictures
for you of him in it :) Ill send you more after
the actual christening.
Thank you again! I hope you had
a good holiday :)
Two from Two
sent me both her dress from the 1980s and her mother's
dress from the 1950s to have two outfits
made for her children's families. Both dresses
had similarities in style. They had chiffon overlay
on a lining fabric. We did a mix-n-match using
elements from both dresses. The older dress from
the 1950s had some lovely lace that had yellowed
with age. The dress from the 1980s had some beadwork
on lace. We also included bibs, headbands and
decorative pins for the mothers/grandmothers to
We are extremely happy with the outfits you and
your daughter-in-law have created from my and my
mother's wedding gowns - they were absolutely gorgeous/everything
I had hoped for and so much more. The creativity
of design and bringing it to reality are just phenomenal. All
of my friends were so impressed and our children
were very touched with the gifts we have given
them to pass on for generations to come. The
way you were able to combine elements from each
wedding gown into all pieces that we ordered was
just what I had hoped you could do and they all
turned out esquisite. I placed each set into
wooden boxes I found at Hobby Lobby that look like
antiques, so it looks very heirloom-like already. I
plan to put a card in each set that explains how
the sets came to be so that generations from now
they will know the origin of the outfits.
Again, thank you so much for all that you have
done to put these outfits together for us.
Take Care, Darla Klinger
Jayme sent her beautiful wedding dress
to have outfits made for her future children and
grandchildren. Her dress was made of a soft, flowing
satin. The bodice and hem of the skirt were covered
in lace and bead work. We tried to take full advantage
of the materials the dress had to offer. We made
a longer gown with a full skirt and matching bonnet as
well as a romper with a lined jacket and hat. The
ensemble was topped off with a bib and handkerchief.
my christening outfits this past week and just
wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart
for the beautiful job you did. It is amazing that
I can still see my dress in each of the items.
My mom even cried when she saw them! I will
be passing your name to everyone I know!
Thank you again ,
Mary sent her wedding dress from the 1960s to
have a christening outfit made for her new granddaughter
and any future grandsons. The dress was made of
a quality Gaberdine with silk lining and had a
relatively straight skirt. To get two outfits from
it, we needed to use both the main fabric and the
lining fabric. Since there wasn't any embelishments
to the original WD, we added some laces to the
christening gown. This also helped keep the gown
from looking too heavy.
The outfits just arrived
in good shape. The mailman even made
us sign for them.
They are gorgeous; she will look
like a princess. We will send you comments
and pictures later. Thank you so much. Happy
new year. Mary
Kristen sent the train from her wedding dress
to have a romper made for her son. The train had
some beautiful embroidery and bead work on it so
we used some of that on the faux vest to make a
formal little man suit.
This was a situation where the outfit initially
ended up being too big so Kristen sent it back
and we were able to bring the size in for a better
fit. Although we try hard to get the size as accurate
as we can, we always try to make sure that there
is enough time to make emergency adjustments (which
are done at no additional cost).
Thank you so much for the beautiful
christening romper you made for my son Gaetano
out of my wedding dress train. It was absolutely
beautiful and fit him so nicely! He received so
many compliments on his outfit on the day of his
christening. It will be such a nice heirloom to
hand down to him one day. I have attached a picture
of him in his outfit that you may use on your website.
Thank you again!
Thank you again. Kristen
Pleats and Belt
wedding dress was short and the only real ornamentation
to it was a thin belt at the waist. She wanted a
romper for the son she is expecting by the end of
the year. It was especially important to her to use
her wedding dress for this romper because her husband
passed away shortly after they learned she was pregnant.
We decided to do a pleated bodice instead of a
faux vest so that we could use the original belt
at the waist of the romper.
"Thank you so much for the BEAUTIFUL romper, cap & bib!
I absolutely love it! When I first opened the box,
I saw the belt immediately & started to cry!
My baby will now be able to wear what was a symbol
of the love his Daddy & I shared! I can never
thank you enough!" Adria
A Son's Christening Gown
Michele sent her wedding dress to have a unisex
gown made for her son to be baptised in--along
with any future children or grand children. She
decided she wanted an elegant "Bishop" style
gown. We added pleats down the front. She also
asked for a bib with his name embroidered on it.
Maris has his baptism tomorrow
- thought you would appreciate these - thanks
for everything - will definitely be in touch
What an incredible job you did
- thank you!! Mary B
Custom, Custom, Custom
Vicki sent her daughter's wedding dress to have
an outfit made for her granddaughter's baptism. The
dress was covered in beautiful lace and bead work. Vicki
wanted an outfit that could be worn by either a
boy or a girl so we suggested a unisex gown with
a ceremonial robe. That allowed us to take full
advantage of all the lace and bead work. The Unisex
gown is our "Bishop" style with an ornate bib collar
and pleats running down the front. The robe has
longer sleeves and has the lace/bead work running
down the front and circling the hem. We also made
a unisex bonnet and a bib to go with the outfit.
There was just enough scrap fabric left for two
14" pillow shams.
The box with the christening
gown arrived safely, and I have to admit that
I was nervous opening it up. After all, we had spent a small fortune
on our only daughter’s wedding dress and
cutting it up was something I did not want
to think about… even though it was my
idea. So, as I slowly unwrapped the beyond-words-beautiful
christening gown, coat, bonnet, and bib… I
breathed an enormous sigh of relief… and
cried. My daughter, her husband and
their children will have an heirloom that will
endure way beyond my years. Your design and
craftsmanship is superb, and the whole ensemble
will have a place in our family history. Thank
you so very much.
We will send pictures on the
Christening Day of our beautiful granddaughter… and
your beautiful creation!
Kindest regards, Vicki
A First Grandson's
Bernadette sent me her wedding gown to have a
romper made for her first grandson as well as a
kerchief for her daugther's coming wedding. Her
gown had some beautiful older lace that had colored
with age. We decided to use that on the faux vest
of the romper. It made such a beautiful little
I would just like to thank you
from the bottom of my heart what you did for
me and my family for my new grandsons christening
outfit.You went way above what I thought it was going
to look like, we were away and I received the box,
my husband and I both sat in such a state when
we saw what you made from my gown. it is so beautiful
and unique I can't tell you how I felt. I sat and
cried on how it turned out. you are right it is
an heirloom and hopefully many generations will
wear this outfit. the cap was also perfect. I love
the bonnets but for this outfit that cap is going
to look great.
Also thank you for the bib, I cried with that
too, it is so perfect.
I will take pictures of my grandson at his christening
and will certainly send you some and write a note
about what you did for us. your work is superb
and I already have been telling people about you
and your web site.
Also thank you so much
for the handkerchief you made, I will be giving
that to my daughter at her bridal shower at the
end of this month and I know for certain she
will carry it with her with pride, she always
loved my gown and said it was a shame that people
don't do anything with their wedding dresses.
so when she sees what I did she will be thrilled.
Don't you worry if I have a grand daughter you
better be ready with your magic cause I will be
calling on you. Thank you again for everything ...
So thankful I found your site on the computer.
Keeping the Style
wanted her daugther's christening gown to have
the same overall style as her wedding dress. The
sleeveless champaign WD had a full skirt with gathers
that had pearl beads at the gathesr. In order to
bring the gown proportionally right for a little
one to wear, we (I mean Olga :)) had to re-create
the gathers at a smaller size. With a July baptism
planned, making the gown sleeveless made sense.
I received my daughter's gown in the email and
was amazed!!! It is absolutely gorgeous! You
were able to turn my wedding gown into an exact
smaller version for my daughter. You kept
all the details, ornamental elements, and created
a gathered skirt. The bonnet matched perfectly
with all the beading and fine details as well. I
couldn't be more happier and will recommend your
services to anyone and everyone!! I will send you
sent her wedding dress to have outfits made for
grandchildren. The dress had lace in cascading
rows down the front. We preserved that part of
the dress and put some of the lace applique from
the bodice on to the sleeves and waist of the christening
gown and on the faux vest of the romper.
Laura also wanted some kerchiefs made from the
The christening outfits arrived
are stunning. I can't wait to see all of
my adorable future grandchildren in them. The
quality was very good, the seams are all smooth
so as not to scratch delicate skin, I really appreciated
that attention to detail. The fancy girls
gown looks like a little miniature of the oringinal
wedding dress, amazing. I also loved the
little boys romper, so little man and not at all
feminine with the touches of trim from the wedding
gown on the vest. The bib was a great place
to use the cameo of lace embroidery that was on
my original dress. Thanks again it was such
a fun process. I look forward to showing all of
my friends your wonderful work.
Lisa's dress was two-toned using white and champagne.
She wanted a boy's romper for her son's baptism
but also wanted a gown and robe for future children
or grandchildren. We tried to capture all of the
bead work possible. Using the faux vest allows
us to put some of the more ornamental elements
from the original dress into the boy's outfit.
We also created a unisex bonnet but added a little
pin-backed element that can be attached for a girl.
I apologize for taking so long to THANK YOU for
the wonderful job that you did turning my wedding
dress into three stunning christening outfits. The
girls dress and ceremonial robe turned out absolutely
beautiful!!! And the romper with the faux
vest that my son just wore at his baptism was just
As I had mentioned before, the baptismal gown
that I had worn over 35 years ago was made from
my grandmother’s wedding dress. I had
always thought that it was such a selfless sentiment,
and a beautiful way to use a dress that would probably
never be worn again. I am so honored that
I could do the same. I am glad that I now
have a one-of-a-kind heirloom to pass down to son
(and hopefully future children!).
I’ve attached a couple of pictures from
my son’s baptism, as well as a few pictures
from my wedding 3 years ago. It is amazing
how I can still see my wedding dress in the new
outfits that you’ve created. You truly
did a wonderful job.
Polka Dots and
Shanyn sent me her late mother's wedding gown
to be made into outfits for her future grandchildren.
Her mother's gown was covered in a polkadot organza
and lace. It made for an adorable girl's gown.
Shanyn asked for a shorter gown, which worked well
for getting both a gown and a romper from the wedding
I got the christening outfits in the mail yesterday.
Thank you SO much! They are amazing and something
my family will treasure for many years! Thank you!! Shanyn
We were home
for the baptism of our neice, a few weeks ago, and I
thought I would send you pictures of her in the
gown you made. It is beautiful and got so
many compliments! Thank you again so much!
Carol's dress had some beautiful old lace to work
with and an organza overlay. We decided to use
the "Angel" style for the girl's gown. This give
us the chance to create and over-skirt that highlighted
the lace. We also incorporated some of the lace
from the WD bodice on to the vest of the boy's
Liane, the gown
and romper arrived on 2/29. Guess where I was? My grandson
was born in Cincinnati on 2/29. I was so excited
to open your package when I returned. The romper
and gown are beautiful!! Thank you so much. My
grandson was only 5 lbs. 9 oz. and my only concern
is that the romper will be too large come May. Any
suggestions if he doesn't grow enough by then?
Thanks again, Carol
A note from Liane: Getting
the right size is something I work very hard at.
My size chart is meant for "average" size and growth
rate. With newborns, it is impossible to know how
fast they are going to grow. Children grow at their
own rate. If you have concerns about fit, or are
unsure what size to order, please let me know.
I will do everything I possibly can to get you
the right size outfit for your little one.
Carolee's wedding dress was from 1965. She wanted
a christening gown for her granddaughter made from
it. The WD's primary ornamentation was a cascade
of beautiful antique Belgian lace down the front
of the skirt. We kept that lace and used it in
a similar way on the skirt of the christening gown.
Other than a soft organza tie at the waist that
makes a big soft bow in the back, we kept the ornamentation
simple and elegant.
Just to let you know we received
the gown today and it is lovely. Lisa loves it
which is even more important! I will send you
a picture with the baby in it and will hand out
the brochures, as I am certain there will be
people at church that will want them.
Thanks again for the wonderful job you did and
for this unique service you provide. God Bless.
Jennifer sent me her dress to have
christening gowns made for her twin daughters.
Her girls were born prematurely and so she wanted
my smaller newborn size. In order to get two gowns
from the one dress, I had to cut them a bit shorter
than normal but we were still able to get two long-enough
outfits. The original WD had some lovely bead-work
at the bodice and straps that we used on the princess
waist line and as a little element on the bonnets.
I just wanted to tell you what a beautiful day
we had today - the day of our twin daughters' Baptisms
- thanks in large part to the beautiful dresses
you created for them out of my wedding dress. They
looked absolutely precious in their gowns, and
I can't begin to tell you the number of compliments
we received when everyone saw our girls wearing
them. Thank you, thank you again for the beautiful
heirloom dresses you made for us. I am so glad
I have them to hand down for generations to come.
God bless you,
Janet's dress was very elegant and covered in
lace and beautiful beadwork. She wanted a baptism
gown for her daughter that was "girly".
I used my princess style. That allowed me to create
the basic skirt from the lighter-weight lining
fabric from Janet's WD. I put an inset in the skirt
front of mesh with beadwork and trimmed it with
the lace from Janet's veil. Then, I added an overlay
to the skirt from the mesh and beadwork of the
original WD that opens in the front, framing the
inset to the skirt below. The beadwork presented
quite a challenge to my sewing machine (I busted
8 needles on this gown) but the final outcome was
worth the work.
Fancy Girl's Gown
Hi Liane, I just got the dress
and it is absolutely beautiful! Definately a
work of art! I will definately send you a picture
of my baby from her baptism so you can see how
it looks on . I will absolutely recommend you
to anyone who asks. I'm sure many people from
church will ask me where I got it once they see
how beautiful she looks!
for all your hard work (and I"m sorry
about all your broken needles!) . I'll be sending
you some pictures in a few weeks. Until then,
have a nice holiday season!
Satin and Lace
Stacey sent me the wedding dress that originally
belonged to her mother--and that she had worn for
her own wedding as well. She wanted it turned into
an outfit for her grandson's upcoming baptism.
The WD was made with beautiful off-white satin
and a lacey overlay on the skirt. Stacey decided
she wanted a unisex gown with a removable lace
The satin worked well with the bishop style. I
added lace to the collar and sleeve but otherwise
left the basic gown relatively plain. The sleeveless
overlay fits right over the gown and has a snap
closure. I trimmed the lace with some antique trim
I had and I created a satin rose to cover the snap.
It tucks out between the collar. I also made a
satin rose from the dress fabric and put a pin
back on it so that it can be put on to the bonnet
to make the bonnet more feminine should Stacey
have a granddaughter some day.
Oh my goodness. It made me
cry. You are so unbelievably talented! It looks
Oh my goodness, it is so gorgeous.
I carried it with me all day and showed everyone
and promoted your expertise! Thanks again for
doing it so fast. No one can believe it!
(The second outfit) is as amazing
as the first! It is truly an heirloom and I am
excited to have it in my possession for my future
grandchild! Thank you so much for sharing your
extraordinary talent! Here are a couple of pics
from the baptism.
with Ornate Overlay
Stephanie sent me her wedding dress looking for
a Christening Gown for her son's upcoming Christening.
She wanted a unisex gown with both a boy and girl
bonnet with thoughts toward the future. The dress
she sent was a full-length gown with train made
of a heavy satin. There was lovely bead work on
the front of the dress and the entire dress was
covered with an overlay of tulle and bead work.
Although a unisex gown is usually kept rather
plain, I decided to use the bead work on the satin
from the original dress. I used the more masculine
collar, pleating and cuff sleeve. The satin was
too heavy to allow for gathers at the waist so
I used an A-line skirt. However, the final look
was just a bit too heavy for a baby so I added
a thin, tulle overlay trimmed in satin just to
soften it a little.
When I was done with the dress and bonnets, there
was all this lovely bead work left from the original
dress so I decided to use it in a removable overlay
in hopes that Stephanie might have a daughter,
granddaughter or niece to wear it some day.
I can't believe how beautiful this gown is--you
have FAR exceeded any expectations I had
for using my wedding dress to have a christening
gown made for my children. You are so talented,
and I can't thank you enough for your time,
effort, creativity and eye for detail! And
the ornate overlay--it's amazing! I told
my husband that we MUST have a daughter to
wear this overlay and bonnet because it's
too exquisite to pack away for grandchildren.
You have a VERY, VERY satisfied customer in me.
For my children and their children who I hope will
cherish this heirloom gown and bonnets for generations
to come, thank you. Thank you for creating for
them something so, so special that's such a part
Brandie wanted a christening gown for her daughter's
upcoming baptism. However, she decided she also
wanted something that could be used for a boy in
the future. Her dress was an eligant satin gown
with very little ornamentation to it. The primary
decorative feature was a long row of buttons down
the back from neck to the hem of the train.
The satin was very heavy and didn't lend itself
well for a gown skirt so I decided to use the lining
fabric from the dress for the christening gown
skirt and sleeves but use the satin for the bodice.
Since there wasn't any lace or trim to work with,
Brandie gave me the go ahead to add a little if
I saw fit. I wanted to keep to a simple elegance
since that is what the original dress had but I
also wanted to create something that would fit
a little girl. I found some delicate lace that
I was able to use with the veil netting to create
an over-skirt and I trimmed the bodice and sleeves
with satin ribbon.
I used the heavier satin for the robe because
the straight lines of the robe could handle the
heavier material. The string of buttons from the
back of the original dress made a nice accent for
the hem of the robe--along with some of the lace
I used on the gown.
There were still some buttons left so I used them
on the bonnet as a decoration along the brim.
We had (our daughter's) baptism last month and
she looked beautiful in the lovely robe, gown,
and bonnet you created for her. Here are
a few photos I thought you might like to have.