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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From Melinda’s gown we created an adorable little gown using the appliqued bottom of the gown, which had to be re-attached in some places along with some of the beads. We took some of the appliques and placed them on the sleeve. Since the shrug had so much going on we decided to only place some of the bodice lace on the bodice of the gown. The shrug used the bottom of the gown on the back and part of the front. We put ties on the gown mainly to help with the sizing of the gown for Zoey. Mom also wanted a shrug, bonnet and shoes…unfortunately I can’t find the pictures of the shoes. They were mary-jane type. To put it all in, she also purchased one of our special garment bags made of unbleached muslin and embroidered with her initials. There’s a special pocket in the back to hold all the accessories. This was created and a pattern made by Angie. Our research tells us this is the best way to store your heirloom items.

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Continuing on with the updates….Mom sent us this gorgeous gown to create a christening dress, headband, shoes and panties for Gabriella. Mom chose puffy sleeves, which we created out of the chiffon and a thinner headband because of all her hair. We couldn’t have asked for a better model!

 
 

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Baby Kate’s mom sent us her wedding gown as well as her late mother’s wedding veil with lace. She was hoping we could make a coat for over the christening gown with the veil but the netting was too frail. We took off the lace and applied it over the organza overlay of her gown. We also used it to embellish the diaper cover, bib and bonnet. The bib will be used by her nephew, who is going to be christened the same day as her daughter. The shoes were fashioned out of fabric from the gown’s bodice. She requested ties for the back so it could possible be used for a smaller child and a Peter Pan collar, which we made out of the organza. These shoes were the largest I have made so far!!


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Corinne’s Godmother brought us the grandmother’s wedding dress to create her special christening gown.We used the sheer sleeves to make the sleeves but elasticized and puffed them up to make them more fit for a baby. The buttons on the back were placed on the back of the gown. We used the neckline to create her headband. The sheer lace bodice was placed over the satin lining. Godmother chose a more traditional length for the skirt. We hope to get pictures!!

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Our customer Lindsey came to us with a portion of her mother-in-law’s gown as well as her mom’s wedding gown. Her mom had passed away while Lindsey was on her honeymoon 10 years ago. She wanted a gown for her daughter using both. The bodice was from M-I-L, the skirt from her mom. We removed some of the lace appliques to use on the gown, which was hand sewn on. The rest of the lace will be saved for her sister to use. The pillow is actually is a gift for her M-I-L, incorporates an applique and chiffon and embroidered with her initials and wedding date on the back. It was indeed an emotional day for Lindsey. At her daughter’s christening she and her husband will renew their vows since it’s also their 10th anniversary weekend and how wonderful that her mother will be a part of it all.

 

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Mom came to us with her gown and requested not only a tuxedo type romper with long pants, but a separate vest, newsboy hat and 3 blankets, 1 for William and 1 for each of her future children. Once her gown was “deconstructed” there was enough fabric for all  these things. Mom’s skirt had an overlay of tulle & embroidered appliques. We carefully cut around these appliques and hand sewed them to the blankets and vest using silver embroidery thread. Also on the blankets we embroidered by machine a cross with an oval frame of white and silver.

 


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We took mom’s gown, using just the satin on the top of the dress, bell sleeves and just a hing of the bling mom had used on her gown. She did not want the ribbon she used so we created the sash and ties also from the satin undergown. An open backed bonnet helps assure a good fit for baby since it’s adjustable…although Annalisa was not too happy with it. She did like her shoes and I included a picture of her wearing them. Mom decided she wanted a pillow to remember her dress. There was not much fabric left so we had to make a 10″ x 10″ size. On the back was embroidered their initials and the wedding date. So, not only do they have a beautiful heirloom gown to pass on but mom has a remembrance as well.

 

 

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 Our customer came to us with her mom’s wedding gown. Mom had passed away and this was her way of making her mom a part of a very special day for her daughter. Her only concern was that we be able to leave enough fabric for her sister to be able to use someday down the road when she has a child of her own. What a wonderful way to honor a special woman in her life! We were thrilled to be able to help make that happen. God bless!

 

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Mom and Grand mom came to us with grand mom’s gown (can you say hello to the 70s?) to have a christening gown, bonnet and shoes made along with a bib. The bib was made from new materials except for the lace, which came from grand mom’s veil. The gown was very yellowed and we tried to whiten it a bit with good ole OxiClean. I think they were surprised to see it became a creamy ivory color! The shoes had the christening date embroidered on the bottom. We’re happy to report that the family was well pleased with the results…


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