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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Our newest mom contacted us with a request for a specific looking romper with a detachable skirt. She sent her gown ups with 2 shamrocks representing twins she had lost. Mom wanted them to be a part of this very special day. Unfortunately, something happened to the package, which was shipped UPS between Chicago and my home in NJ. Fortunately the dress was unharmed but the shamrocks and the order form she sent were missing. This is the first time this has ever happened with shipping but we use the US Post Office anyway. We cut out and placed just one small applique on the bodice of the romper, hand stitching it on. The overlay of the skirt we recreated in the christening skirt and used the bodice detail as the waistband of the skirt. Buttons were placed on the romper waistband and buttonholes in the skirt waistband. At a meeting with a new customer who saw this outfit decided she wanted the same for her son and another who we had already met with saw it and wanted to change her outfit to the same. We’re very pleased (and so was mom) with the outcome.



The christening outfit arrived and I can’t thank you enough. I absolutely love the romper and skirt. I can’t wait for Kevin to wear it this weekend. I am so glad I found you guys online and can’t thank you enough for your responsiveness and turnaround time on top of putting together exactly what we were looking for from a conversion.

Thank you for going above and beyond everything else and including the shamrocks. Knowing that our Riley and Aiden will be a part of Kevin’s special day means more than I can tell you

With gratitude,
Katie

 

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Mom came to us with HER baptism dress and coat and a request to have vests and bow ties made for her 1 and 2 year old boys for their upcoming baptism. This was pretty much the only thing she was able to save from her home from Superstorm Sandy. We were able to take apart the skirts and bodices and had JUST enough fabric to create these adorable vests, adding faux pockets to “man them up” just a bit. Mom said they were better than she expected. We also created a special wristband from her baptism bonnet for her to wear on their special day too! We do love a challenge! Not much fabric left for mom to take home with her. Blessings on them on their special day.

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