We’re currently working on a new christening gown, bonnet and shoes using a wedding gown that has rows of clear beading on it. We like to use these on baby’s gown and hand sew them on by hand. We’ve “borrowed” the idea from another gown of placing several small beads on the covered buttons to add a little glam. We’ve also created little flowers for the custom shoes using the large and small beads.

 

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Marissa (love the name) came to us with only the bottom of the train of her gown, which she had had trimmed off, so no “before” pics this time. We had to supplement the gown with satin fabric for the bodice and used the train fabric for the bottom of the dress as well as the bonnet. Marissa was so impressed with our results, saying it was “more beautiful than she could have imagined”. Blessings on the whole family on this special day!


 

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We began this creation using mom’s beaded, appliqued and ruched wedding gown. The over layer was dupioni silk and the under layer was bridal satin.

 
The straps were given to mom by her mom so she wanted them to be used in some way in the gown or bonnet. We used the beaded bodice to make the bodice of the babie’s gown. We decided it would be best on the bonnet.
 
 
 
Mom also decided she’d like a bib, in which we used the underlayer of satin, embroidered a cross with silver and edged it all with silver binding.
 

 

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Boys need Christening shoes too! These little lace up shoes can be decorated with pearls from mom’s gown and can also have the christening date embroidered on the sole of the shoe. The ribbon laces can also be any color desired.

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