My son-in-law’s grandmother had given me her wedding gown thinking I might be able to use it in my business. Knowing that their 65th anniversary was coming up I thought a gift to remember her gown by would be just the thing. I took some of the fabric and lace and soaked them overnight in Oxyclean. The lace was “crunchy” and easy to tear so I only used small squares of it. The buttons on the gown were covered in lace so I wanted to use them as well. The gown had beading, which I used as a decoration. I embroidered their initials as well as their wedding date on the back of the pillow. I was also wondering if there would be a market for christening gowns made from heirloom wedding gowns?
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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 brought us her daughter’s wedding gown and asked us to create a christening gown and as a memento of her wedding, a pillow with her wedding date embroidered on the back. We used a 12″ x 12″ new pillow form, the fabric, lace and embellishment from the wedding gown to create this wonderful pillow. The pillow was given as a birthday present and the gown will be given at her daughter’s baby shower on May 31st, so stay tuned!


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