Gifts That Tie Generations Together

The Right Materials for the Right Look

CiafoloK01web2Getting a christening outfit from a wedding dress sometimes takes compromises. Every now and then, the wedding dress we receive doesn’t quite work with the overall style that the person who sent it has in mind. When Keri sent us her wedding dress, she sent it along with a number of images she found on our site (and a few others :)) of christening gowns she really liked. The thing all of the gowns had in common was that they were light and flowy with translucent fabrics. Keri’s wedding dress was beautiful, but it was made of heavy satin with lovely bead work and there wasn’t anything really light and translucent on it. So, when we sent her our thumbnail sketch, we sketched the closest to what we could get in her fabrics and also sketched a concept that would require us to provide some lacey fabric to give the outfit the kind of look she was after. The bodice and all the under fabrics come from Keri’s dress, the only addition was the lace mesh that we used over the skirt and for the sleeves.

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Jennifer Francisco asked us to use her wedding dress remnants to make a custom Tree Topper Angel. The lovely lace and satin made a beautiful angel. She is about 11" or so tall. i really like making the angels. It is hard to find a consistent supplier of porcelain heads though so the heads can vary quite a bit. I like this particular one even though her head is tilted. ... See MoreSee Less

Jennifer Francisco asked us to use her wedding dress remnants to make a custom Tree Topper Angel.  The lovely lace and satin made a beautiful angel.  She is about 11 or so tall.  i really like making the angels. It is hard to find a consistent supplier of porcelain heads though so the heads can vary quite a bit. I like this particular one even though her head is tilted.

Susan Bertsch sent one of her late husband's shirts along with a tie and a piece of lace and buttons from her wedding dress to have us make a memory bear to hug. We made a larger, non-jointed bear and tried to keep him plenty hug-able. ... See MoreSee Less

Susan Bertsch sent one of her late husbands shirts along with a tie and a piece of lace and buttons from her wedding dress to have us make a memory bear to hug.  We made a larger, non-jointed bear and tried to keep him plenty hug-able.

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Jennifer Franisco sent her wedding dress to have a baptism gown, romper combo for her future grandchildren to wear. Jennifer's dress had some lovely cut-out lace and satin with bead work. We tried to capture much of those elements in the gown with puffed sleeves and some of the beaded lace hanging over the waist. Capturing the original hem was a bit of a challenge, but worth it. For the romper, we did use some of the lace as applique on the faux vest. We also made a matching bonnet for the gown and cap for the romper and a bib.
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Jennifer Franisco sent her wedding dress to have a baptism gown, romper combo for her future grandchildren to wear.  Jennifers dress had some lovely cut-out lace and satin with bead work.  We tried to capture much of those elements in the gown with puffed sleeves and some of the beaded lace hanging over the waist.  Capturing the original hem was a bit of a challenge, but worth  it.  For the romper, we did use some of the lace as applique on the faux vest.  We also made a matching bonnet for the gown and cap for the romper and a bib.

Delores Capacchione sent us a small piece of fabric and lace from her wedding dress to have a special rose made from it. I fused the lace to the fabric to get the beauty and texture of the lace into the rose petals. ... See MoreSee Less

Delores Capacchione sent us a small piece of fabric and lace from her wedding dress to have a special rose made from it.  I fused the lace to the fabric to get the beauty and texture of the lace into the rose petals.