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wedding gown converted to christening gown

Embroidery from Mom’s Wedding Dress Featured on Christening Gown

Embroidery from Mom's Wedding Dress Featured on Christening GownLauren 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.

Liane, Thank you so much! I can’t wait for my daughter to wear it. Lauren

Crystal Beads and Chiffon From Mom’s Wedding Gown add to Beauty of this Christening Gown

Crystal Beads and Chiffon From Mom's Wedding Gown add to Beauty of this Christening GownMegan 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

Wedding Dress and Communion Dress Combined to Create Christening EnsemblePam 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

Baptism Outfit From Train of Mom's Wedding DressKristen 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.

 

Wife’s Wedding Gown and Husband’s Wedding Tie Combine to Create Christening Outfit

Wife's Wedding Gown and Husband's Wedding Tie Combine to Create Christening OutfitSometimes 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.

 

 

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.

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Second Christening Gown From Mom’s Wedding Dress

Second Christening Gown From Mom's Wedding DressCasey 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.

You can see her first christening gown here.

 

Wedding Dress Re-Styled Into Christening Ensemble

Wedding Dress Re-Styled Into Christening EnsembleJenny 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 Dress Creates Beautiful Christening Gown for Granddaughter

Grandmother's Creates Beautiful Christening Gown for GranddaughterJoyce 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.

 

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