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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Thank you Jessica for sharing Kaitlyn’s special day with us through these pictures. She looked adorable in her gown and bonnet. Also for the glimpse of what a beautiful bride you were in your gown & veil. Your kind words mean so much to us!

 
 
 

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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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Picture of one of “our” babies in her One of a Kind Christening gown.

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 Mom found us on our Facebook page: One Of A Kind Christening Creations and contacted us to create this christening gown from her beautiful lace and beaded wedding gown. We used the appliqued waist decoration on

the bodice of the gown. We felt between the beautiful beading and lace on the bottom and the bodice decoration the bodice itself should be plain. We used the type of sleeve we call “bell”.

The bonnet was made with an open back, great for growing baby to make sure it is sized correctly. It can be adjusted by opening up the ribbon in the back. Also give more ventilation for the summertime. The shoes were embroidered with the date of the baby’s Christening.

 

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Anyone who knows me knows I love SHOES! That’s my thing. So, small wonder I decided to create & hand make shoes to match our gowns or for anyone else who wants cute, cute shoes!!! The date of the christening can be embroidered on the bottom of the shoe, something I’ll be doing for our next customer.

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You’ve decided to convert your wedding gown to a christening gown or romper for your precious baby, so what can you expect? Having a garment custom made means you should expect a beautiful, hand crafted item that will be made using your wedding gown with any lace/decorations/beading/buttons that would look appropriate for a baby. Sometimes the beading is so heavy that we only use part of the design. We design specifically for you taking into consideration any specific requests. Often the design evolves as we sew. Often customers send us pictures of outfits they have seen and like and that helps us a great deal. Other times we’re handed a gown and just told to “do our thing”, which we also enjoy. Okay, so there’s nothing about this we don’t enjoy!

We look over your wedding gown and inspect it for stains. We usually recommend that if you have not had your gown cleaned to wait until after we complete the garment because we need to handle the fabric. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee that the stains will come out so we try as hard as we can to only use clean fabric, but sometimes that’s not possible. All fabric not used is returned to our customer.

Most people don’t realize how much fabric is needed to create the gown or romper. Sometimes if there is enough fabric, we have been requested to make both a boys and girl’s outfit and if the wedding gown has a long train, this can usually be done. Sometimes we are asked to make a gown suitable for a boy or girl and then create a girl’s bonnet and a boy’s hat.

We generally like to have 3 weeks start to finish. There is quite a bit of hand sewing involved. The bodice of the gown/romper is fully lined. What you cannot expect is cookie cutter, factory looking sewing. We are our own worst critics and do not let anything out of our hands until we are satisfied.

We can also create matching jackets, coats, slips, vests, etc.

We have also created First Communion dresses from mom’s gown. Those are a bit trickier and sometimes cannot be entirely made from that fabric. We can also create veils for the girls from their mom’s veil. Another way of handing down precious memories.

The beauty of a custom made garment is you CAN have it your way!

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Our newest creation was picked up today by mom & dad. Mom’s gown came to us with quite a bit of stains on the bottom from dragging around on the ground. Also, the dress was stepped on and the hem came out. We were able to work our magic by finding the least stained areas to cut out baby’s dress. Sometimes the length of the dress changes depending on what our customer wants or how badly stained the dress is but we were able to do the traditional long dress. We used the smaller beading and hand stitched it on the edge of the sleeves and used one band of them on the bonnet. We took just a small amount of the beaded trim work to put on the bodice and place a small decorative touch on the bonnet just to pull it all together.


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