Gifts That Tie Generations Together

Communion boxOrder form Let us turn your wedding dress into a First Communion outfit for your young one to wear.  We now offer girl’s gowns, dresses and veils and boy’s vests and ties.  As we have the opportunity, we will add more items in this line so, as always, feel free to ask about something if you don’t see it here.

Here are the First Communion Products We Currently Offer

 

SodanoM02Girl’s First Communion Gowns and Dresses

We can create a longer, formal gown or a shorter dress.  It depends on how much fabric your wedding dress has to offer and what you are wanting to have made.  Since fit and style are far more customized for a child of this age, we aren’t currently offering specific styles.  We will design the dress/gown based on the materials from your dress and what you tell us you want.  We can augment your fabrics if needed.

A gown or dress will run between $300-$650 depending on the length, design and materials involved.  Mostly what drives the price up is when we need to add extra lace, fabrics or bead work. Or when hand bead work is required to get the look you are after.  If no extra materials are required and we can use whatever ornamental elements without having to re-work them (particularly bead work), then the price stays at the base price.

  • Knee length starts at $300,
  • Mid length at $350 and
  • Long starts at $400.

We will create an overall design approach and give you an accurate estimate before the work gets under way.

 

Freemanl06webGirl’s Communion Bolero Jacket $120

She might like something sleeveless for the communion after party, but need something to cover her shoulders or arms in church.  A lovely bolero jacket gives her the best option.

 

Boy’s Communion Vest with Tuxedo Collar and Tie Combo $150

DuckroJ vesttie01webSave a little bit and get our popular boy’s communion vest with tuxedo collar and tie combination.  We can use some of the ornamental elements from your wedding dress, or we can keep things clean and plain.  Either way, your son will have an heirloom communion vest and tie for his special day.

 

Boy’s Communion Vest $85-$110

Communion Vest01We offer a boy’s standard communion vest or a vest with tuxedo style lapel.  A vest can be used with any suit or even over a dress shirt.  We can use some of the more decorative elements of your wedding dress on the front or on the lapel, or we can keep it plain.

  • Boy’s Standard Vest $85
  • Boy’s Vest w/Tuxedo Collar $110

 

Boy’s Communion Ties

Neck Tie $65

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Our standard boy’s communion neck tie is made from the wedding dress fabrics.

Bow Tie $40

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Our clip-on bow tie is made from the wedding dress fabrics.

 

Girl’s Communion Veil $85-$110

We can reduce your original veil or create a new one from the materials of your wedding dress and veil or even create one from our own materials to match the gown we make from your wedding dress.

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Curvy Purse $85

This cute purse is based on one of our favorite patterns.  It has a back zip pocket and large center holder with pockets, closed with a magnetic snap and a front pocket.

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Matching Doll Communion Dress $65

This option was requested recently and we thought it was a fun option.  We will make a miniature version of the communion gown for your daughter’s favorite doll.  We currently have patterns to fit the American Girl or Cabbage Patch Dolls.  What a lovely heirloom to have.

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Jewelry Pouch $40

A great keepsake for a young girl, a godmother or a future bride.  We make a simple, draw-string pouch that can hold make-up or jewelry on a special occasion (weddings, communions, christenings) and can be used to store special items afterward.

Each pouch is custom made from the materials you send us. We can add our own embellishment if you want though. The final pouch stands about 6″-7″ making it a nice little holder for jewelry or make-up for that special occasion.  It has a snap closure with a pull ribbon that acts as a wrist strap.  Click Here to find it on one of our order forms

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Kerchiefs/Pocket Squares $28

Kerchiefs made from mom’s wedding dress make a lovely keepsake for First Communion.  They are also a way to give your son/grandson something from your dress for his future wedding day.  We’ve even made kerchiefs that were put into shadow boxes as a decorative gift that could be taken out and used by a future generation.

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 Embroidery

We have the ability to add simple embroidery ( mostly initials, names, dates) to the Kerchief or Pocket Square. We can also create a satin label with the child’s name and communion date and attach it to the inside lining of the vest or skirt of the gown. Our embroidery hoop has a 4″ maximum space this limits us not only in number of characters in a line, but also limits us to three lines and our fonts are limited. We charge $18 per line 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

Order formAccess the PDF order from by clicking on the image or link.  Send your wedding dress, along with the order form and a $100 deposit.  Include any information that you may have been thinking in terms of style and what it is you want.  Once I receive the dress, I will contact you to discuss your options.  Then I will create a design sketch based on what we’ve discussed and email the sketch to you.  Once we’ve established the design (and estimated costs) the cutting and sewing will begin. Feel free to email me in advance to discuss what it is you are wanting.  I don’t like to try and design an outfit without the wedding dress materials in hand because I don’t know how the original dress was made or how easy/difficult the materials will be to use until I see them.  However, I understand how hard it is to send your wedding dress off to a stranger without knowing something about what it is I’ll be doing with it so I am happy to discuss it over the phone and through email in advance.

Communion Order Form

To discuss your project or to make a reservation:

Phone: 937-231-5025
Email:Liane@fairygodmothercreations.com

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.

FAQ

Do I Need to Get the 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.  At the design stage, I’ll let you know if washing is going to be needed to get you what you want.

How do I ensure the dress will fit properly?

The easiest way is to make sure you get accurate measurements for us to work with.  There is space on the order form for specific measurements.  We will be using those measurements to set up our dress forms.  As long as we have accurate measurements to begin with, we should be pretty close.  There is a fitting stage worked into our process as well.  Once the basic construction of the gown is done, I will send the gown along with instructions and some tools for letting me know where there may need to be adjustments.

How much is shipping going to cost from beginning to end?

You can expect the following possible shipping costs:

  • Shipping the initial wedding dress & order = $15-$30 depending on currier service
  • Shipping of dress to you for fitting = about $15 (included in the initial price)
  • Shipping the dress back to FGC after fitting = about $15
  • Shipping the final dress to you = about $15 (plus anything for any additional items ordered)

Recent Projects

DuckroJ vesttie01webJessie Duckro brought the remnants from her wedding dress to have a vest and tie made for her second son.  We had made a First Communion vest and tie for older son a year ago so it was a privilege to make a second one.

 

PeekP tievest01webPriscilla Peek sent the shawl from her wedding dress to have this vest and tie combo made for her son’s First Communion.  We incorporated some of the beads from the shawl into both the vest and the tie.  In this case, we had to augment the translucent organza from the shawl with some satin of our own.

 

brickerLwebLauren Bricker sent her wedding dress to have converted for her daughter’s First Communion gown.  Lauren’s dress was very ornate and rather heavy so I adapted a design that allowed us to really use the ornamental elements while making the gown lighter and younger. I was worried about the fitting on this because Lauren’s daughter was thin and tall.  However, on the first fitting it fit perfectly so this project went very smoothly.

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HrandHeather Rand sent her wedding dress to have a First Communion gown made for her daughter.  She wanted us to maximize the embroidered mesh from the skirt.  The original WD had a strapless bodice.  We couldn’t go strapless because the shoulders need to be covered so we use the mesh for covering.  I was worried about the fitting because the measurements seemed a little unusual and, as it turns out, at the fitting stage, the dress turned out to be too large. Happily, there is a fitting stage worked in so Heather was able to communicate to me where things needed to be changed and I was able to make those adjustments. We also made a veil and a gown for her daughter’s doll.

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Josh wedding 03My nephew, Josh, got married and his fiancé Karissa asked if I would make the flower girls’ dresses.  She presented me with some turquoise lining fabric to use.  The fabric was challenging to get to look right with the pattern she wanted and I ended up adding some silver fabric. However, I think the dresses came out cute.  Now, getting these two little girls to stand still together in order to get a picture turned out to be impossible.

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SodanoM02Jolene Sodano wanted to have her daughter’s First Communion dress designed using the remnants of her wedding dress. We had already created a christening gown for her youngest daughter from the dress.

Although there was quite a bit of material to use, we did have to augment it to get the overall look we were after. Jolene gave us a year to create this outfit. I was able to use that time to find just the right trims, laces and matching satins to get the gown that her daughter dreamed of being able to wear.

To be honest, I felt like I was shipping off a personal masterpiece.

 

The long gown had spaghetti straps that were covered in beads with a beaded belt.

The long gown had spaghetti straps that were covered in beads with a beaded belt.

We added a bolero jacket to conform with the Church's requirement that shoulders be covered

We added a bolero jacket to conform with the Church’s requirement that shoulders be covered

A simple veil with matching lace and a comb with some of the same beading as the belt

A simple veil with matching lace and a comb with some of the same beading as the belt

An outfit for her doll as well.

An outfit for her doll as well.

It IS a Masterpiece! You are absolutely amazing and I cannot thank you enough for the beautiful dresses you created for our daughters! I am in awe of this dress! It’s even more gorgeous in person! Thank you so much!!!  Jolene

 

1511406_10203698561443410_5439900811186392132_nJesse Duckro wanted a vest made from her wedding dress for her son to wear for his First Communion.  We made a vest with a tuxedo lapel and a matching tie.

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On FaceBook

Fairy Godmother Creations added 2 new photos.

Merry Beth Grindahl sent her mother's fur coats to have bears made for her and her siblings. We mixed the two furs, making the bulk of the bears from one and accenting them with the other. Merry Beth was kind enough to send some pictures of the bears when she got them, along with a photo of her mother wearing one of the furs.
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Merry Beth Grindahl sent her mothers fur coats to have bears made for her and her siblings.  We mixed the two furs, making the bulk of the bears from one and accenting them with the other.  Merry Beth was kind enough to send some pictures of the bears when she got them, along with a photo of her mother wearing one of the furs.

Carmen Valdes sent her mother-in-law's fur coat to have bears made for the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We were able to get five good-size bears from the fur. Dark fur is hard to photograph so this photo really doesn't do them justice. It is funny how, no matter how you try to make each bear the same, each seems to end up with its own personality. ... See MoreSee Less

Carmen Valdes sent her mother-in-laws fur coat to have bears made for the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  We were able to get five good-size bears from the fur.  Dark fur is hard to photograph so this photo really doesnt do them justice.  It is funny how, no matter how you try to make each bear the same, each seems to end up with its own personality.

Fairy Godmother Creations added 2 new photos.

Marelne Gruenfelder wanted her wedding dress converted into a couple of heirloom items that she could use and appreciate. We made her a Christmas tree topper Angel and a very unique wall hanging.

We had agreed that the wall hanging would contain applique design but, when I set down to create a design concept, I decided to experiment with fabric sculpture so that some of the flowers would be more 3-D. The floral elements toward the bottom of the hanging came directly from her WD bodice and skirt. The "vine" that winds from the bottom to the top is from the straps of her gown and, of course the roses are made from the gown fabrics. The overall size of this is 18" x 24". It has hoops for putting dowel rods at the top and bottom for hanging, or it could be framed for display as well.
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Marelne Gruenfelder wanted her wedding dress converted into a couple of heirloom items that she could use and appreciate.  We made her a Christmas tree topper Angel and a very unique wall hanging.

We had agreed that the wall hanging would contain applique design but, when I set down to create a design concept, I decided to experiment with fabric sculpture so that some of the flowers would be more 3-D.  The floral elements toward the bottom of the hanging came directly from her WD bodice and skirt.  The vine that winds from the bottom to the top is from the straps of her gown and, of course the roses are made from the gown fabrics.  The overall size of this is 18 x 24.  It has hoops for putting dowel rods at the top and bottom for hanging, or it could be framed for display as well.

Fairy Godmother Creations added 6 new photos.

Tyrssa Philpot sent her wedding dress to have a unisex baptism outfit made for her son and future children/grandchildren to wear. Even though the outfit is intended to be unisex, she wanted us to use some of the lace and she wanted it as long as we could get.

Her WD was pretty fitted, which made getting a long gown from it a bit more difficult. We had to work with the seams quite a bit. However, we were able to get a "Bishop" style gown from it and used the lace mesh over the satin. We kept the large collar plain to make it more unisex. In addition to the gown, we made a matching bib, headband, booties and diaper cover as well as a gathered rose corsage.
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Tyrssa Philpot sent her wedding dress to have a unisex baptism outfit made for her son and future children/grandchildren to wear.  Even though the outfit is intended to be unisex, she wanted us to use some of the lace and she wanted it as long as we could get.  

Her WD was pretty fitted, which made getting a long gown from it a bit more difficult.  We had to work with the seams quite a bit. However, we were able to get a Bishop style gown from it and used the lace mesh over the satin.  We kept the large collar plain to make it more unisex.  In addition to the gown, we made a matching bib, headband, booties and diaper cover as well as a gathered rose corsage.

Thought I'd share this blast from the past. A couple of year ago I made this custom doll to enter into a local competition. The rules of the competition were that we had to sew something using onlly a t-shirt, a piece of lingerie and a pillow case. I literally pulled the threads from the fabric to create her hair and she is stuffed with shredded pieces from the garments. ... See MoreSee Less

Thought Id share this blast from the past.  A couple of year ago I made this custom doll to enter into a local competition. The rules of the competition were that we had to sew something using onlly a t-shirt, a piece of lingerie and a pillow case. I literally pulled the threads from the fabric to create her hair and she is stuffed with shredded pieces from the garments.