With much thought and prayer I have decided to totally retire. Angie will continue in our fine tradition of custom made christening gowns, rompers, teddy bears, tree skirts, bibs, shoes, ornaments, etc. I will certainly miss the joy I see on the faces of our moms and grandmoms when they see their dreams come true but I moved quite a distance away from Angie and the commute was getting tough! Please continue to use the link to the website to contact her. I have every confidence Angie can make whatever you need from your wedding gown. I am so happy to have been a part of so many special days. Here’s our final order done togethe for a friend of my daughter’s, Stacy for her baby Tiffany Rose. May God bless you all.

 

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Our newest mommy came to us with a gown that was elegant and understated. It was made of silk dupioni with a white satin underlay, quite beautifully made with a pleated skirt. We chose to make baby’s gown the same way, with a pleated skirt and to give it a little interest, used the white satin for the sleeve band, the waistband, sash and shoes. The bonnet was also created with pintucks and we embellished the brim with the white satin as well. We usually advise ties for small babies so it can be pulled in if necessary and still be big enough for a sister who might be bigger. God bless! 

 
 
 

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Grace brought us her mother’s gown, wanting to include her memory into this special day for her daughter. The gown was in pretty good shape, just a little discolored but it gave the christening outfit even more dimension. We used the bottom of the gown for the sleeves and placed some of the sweet little flowers on the bodice. We often, when we can, remove appliques and move them around. Many times we have to re-apply appliques, beading and sequins. We try to keep to the design of the gown when we can. Grace also ordered a diaper cover, shoes and headband to complete the look! The memento pillow is for her. It has her parents names and wedding date embroidered on the back along with the ribbon from their ring bearer pillow.

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Mom sent us her gown from Arizona a month ago requesting we make Millie’s christening gown a miniature wedding gown. We made a few adjustments so it would be more appropriate for a baby than for a woman. The ruching was used to create the bodice, the flowers were trimmed down to a smaller size. The flowers mom used in her hair were used on a headband for Millie. The layers were trimmed down to a smaller size. And here’s what mom said when she opened the box: 

“The gown was just delivered to my door! I absolutely LOVE it!! It is not exactly what I had envisioned, it’s way better! In my church when a baby is born they are given a blessing at church in front of the entire congregation. In this blessing the child is also “officially” given her name. This gown is what she will be blessed in, and hopefully her daughters. Millie will have three white dresses during her life, her baby blessing dress, her baptism dress (at age 8) and her wedding dress. What a wonderful treasure to be able to have this! Thank you times one hundred. There’s no way I would have been able to do it myself the way you two women worked your magic. 

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From beautifully adorned gown and veil we created a christening gown, bonnet and shoes. Mom wanted the bottom of the skirt to be used with it’s satin band and appliques and the beadwork in the gown bodice for babie’s bodice. We used the veil  and decorative beadwork to create sheer decorative sleeves.

 
We tried something new, adorning the covered satin buttons with beads & “bling”. Mom decided on ballet type shoes, which we adorned with beading from the veil. We also used the beaded bodice to create the bonnet.

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A beautiful collage of pics from our customer Nicole of before & after shots of her wedding gown. Thanks for the opportunity to be a part of your very special day!

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Jessica came to us with a wish to create not only a beautiful one of a kind gown for her daughter’s upcoming christening, but also, in the hopes of a son someday, a boy’s romper and hat. Jessica’s gown was organza with flower appliques and beading over a white lining type material. Because there was no satin, we had to supplement fabric for the bodice and for the boy’s romper. We used the organza overlay on the vest of the romper so it would all be tied in to mom’s gown. Mom ordered the bonnet in our open back style, the back closes with a ribbon so it can be adjusted to baby’s head. For the boy’s hat, she chose the newsboy style. Of course baby had to have matching shoes with the christening date embroidered on the sole of the shoe. We sent extra fabric home with mom so when the time comes, the boy’s shoe can be made.

                                    

 
 

       

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