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.
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.
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.
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.
Amy Rottier LaPierre asked me to post the before and after pictures of her outfit–something I always love to do. She 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 incorporate 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 wedding.