Gifts That Tie Generations Together

Wedding Dress Becomes Lovely Bishop Style Christening Gown

CG-McGillK-bishop style christening gownKaren McGill brought her wedding dress to us to have an outfit made for her grandchild. We made a unisex bishop style gown and then added an overlay/robe. Many of the gowns we receive from the 1970s and 1980s have some beautiful surface materials but use a stiff lining fabric that does not work as well for infant wear. We can use the fabric, but will often suggest switching it out for a softer fabric. With this outfit, we used a bright white to help accentuate the lovely translucent overlay, embroidered lace and bead work.

 

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Martina Slone sent us her wedding dress to have a 36" x 48" blanket made from it. Here dress was a lot of organza and lace--which aren't exactly blanket materials. We chose to overlay the lace and organza on the lining fabrics and then back and bind the whole thing with a soft, white satin. ... See MoreSee Less

Martina Slone sent us her wedding dress to have a 36 x 48 blanket made from it.  Here dress was a lot of organza and lace--which arent exactly blanket materials.  We chose to overlay the lace and organza on the lining fabrics and then back and bind the whole thing with a soft, white satin.

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Amanda Boardman sent her wedding dress to have a unisex christening gown made for her daughter and future children. The heavy satin of her wedding dress worked well with our bishop style gown and we even were able to use some of the bling :)
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Amanda Boardman sent her wedding dress to have a unisex christening gown made for her daughter and future children.  The heavy satin of her wedding dress worked well with our bishop style gown and we even were able to use some of the bling :)

Fairy Godmother Creations added 5 new photos.

Cheryl Haring wanted a little man's outfit made from her wedding dress. Our boy's romper, jacket and bow tie pin combo allowed us to use the lovely satin from her wedding dress with just a touch of the lace as well. In addition to the outfit, we made a ring pillow for the future.
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Cheryl Haring wanted a little mans outfit made from her wedding dress.  Our boys romper, jacket and bow tie pin combo allowed us to use the lovely satin from her wedding dress with just a touch of the lace as well.  In addition to the outfit, we made a ring pillow for the future.

Sarah Kaas wanted to have a special teddy bear made as a gift for a close friend. Sarah has been friends with her since their pom-pom days in high school and her friend is now retiring as a captain in the Coast Guard. Sarah sent me her old pom-pom uniform to have this special bear made with the memories of friendship built in. ... See MoreSee Less

Sarah Kaas wanted to have a special teddy bear made as a gift for a close friend.  Sarah has been friends with her since their pom-pom days in high school and her friend is now retiring as a captain in the Coast Guard.  Sarah sent me her old pom-pom uniform to have this special bear made with the memories of friendship built in.

Marsha McKenna sent two of her late mother's sweaters to have a couple of non-jointed memory bears made. These were the most ornately beaded sweaters I've ever seen. We wanted to capture some of the flavor of the bead work in each bear but the bead work was mostly along the outer edges of the fabric so it was challenging to incorporate. ... See MoreSee Less

Marsha McKenna sent two of her late mothers sweaters to have a couple of non-jointed memory bears made.  These were the most ornately beaded sweaters Ive ever seen.  We wanted to capture some of the flavor of the bead work in each bear but the bead work was mostly along the outer edges of the fabric so it was challenging to incorporate.