Gifts That Tie Generations Together

Maximizing the Materials

Colleen Speer 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.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.

Liane,

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!

I 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 talents!

Colleen Speer and family

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Linda Chung sent her late aunt's clothing to have us make bears and a pillow for her aunt's grandchildren and family. We mixed and matched the garment fabrics to make each bear different but used one garment in common for the foot pads, paw pads and ear pads.

We knew the pillow was going to an adult male so we mostly used the red fabrics instead of the pinks. One shirt had a playboy bunny graphic that we broke up into four pieces and turned into appliques for one side of the pillow.
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Linda Chung sent her late aunts clothing to have us make bears and a pillow for her aunts grandchildren and family.  We mixed and matched the garment fabrics to make each bear different but used one garment in common for the foot pads, paw pads and ear pads.

We knew the pillow was going to an adult male so we mostly used the red fabrics instead of the pinks.  One shirt had a playboy bunny graphic that we broke up into four pieces and turned into appliques for one side of the pillow.

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Linda Conroy found us through Etsy. She sent her wedding dress to have us make our Gown, Romper combo. Linda's WD was made of a soft satin with cut-away lace and bead work. It was a challenge to keep the original hem line because the hem was mostly on a curve. However, with careful planning, we were able to do so.

I don't normally like to put a lot of bead work on the bodice because it becomes a challenge to clean. However, since it was the smaller, princess style, we kind of went all-out.

For the romper, we pulled some of the lace to put on the faux vest. This soft satin makes a lovely romper. The combo included a matching bonnet and we also made a bib.
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Linda Conroy found us through Etsy.  She sent her wedding dress to have us make our Gown, Romper combo.  Lindas WD was made of a soft satin with cut-away lace and bead work.  It was a challenge to keep the original hem line because the hem was mostly on a curve.  However, with careful planning, we were able to do so. 

I dont normally like to put a lot of bead work on the bodice because it becomes a challenge to clean. However, since it was the smaller, princess style, we kind of went all-out.

For the romper, we pulled some of the lace to put on the faux vest.  This soft satin makes a lovely romper.  The combo included a matching bonnet and we also made a bib.

Kerry Houston brought her faux fur coats to have us make three big beautiful bears for her family. We chose to use the darker fur as accents to the lighter fur. ... See MoreSee Less

Kerry Houston brought her faux fur coats to have us make three big beautiful bears for her family.  We chose to use the darker fur as accents to the lighter fur.

Fairy Godmother Creations added 6 new photos.

Ingrid Vezina sent her wedding dress to have us make a christening gown for her daughter. The wedding dress was very ornate with embroidery and bead work in layers. I didn't get a photo of the back of the dress and should have because it was multiple layers of bead work and embroidery. The fabrics were also very heavy. In order to capture some of the lovely bead work, I had to really cut with precision. I wanted to keep the gown from getting too heavy and that required taking the panels apart and using the thin under layer as lining. In addition to the gown, we made a matching bonnet, head band, dialper cover and bear.
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Ingrid Vezina sent her wedding dress to have us make a christening gown for her daughter.  The wedding dress was very ornate with embroidery and bead work in layers. I didnt get a photo of the back of the dress and should have because it was multiple layers of bead work and embroidery.  The fabrics were also very heavy.  In order to capture some of the lovely bead work, I had to really cut with precision.  I wanted to keep the gown from getting too heavy and that required taking the panels apart and using the thin under layer as lining.  In addition to the gown, we made a matching bonnet, head band, dialper cover and bear.

Fairy Godmother Creations added 5 new photos.

Gail Goldsberry sent her wedding dress from 1982 to have us make a christening outfit for her granddaughter. Gail's dress had a few stain issues but we were able to work with the materials available. This high-quality satin and corded lace made such a lovely little gown. We also made a headband, matching booties and a protective bib.
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Gail Goldsberry sent her wedding dress from 1982 to have us make a christening outfit for her granddaughter.  Gails dress had a few stain issues but we were able to work with the materials available.  This high-quality satin and corded lace made such a lovely little gown. We also made a headband, matching booties and a protective bib.