A customer that we had made a romper for from her wedding gown 2 years ago returned to us with the remnants of what was leftover. We had tried to save as much as we could. She had imagined we would be making a gown for a daughter. Instead she had another son so we made a different romper but with a detachable skirt for “when” she has her daughter. We also created a boys “Messenger” cap and a bonnet. We did have to supplement the skirt with satin material for the underskirt. The overlay was from her gown. There’s not much left but the bodice and the overlay! A special medal was sewin into the outfit. Today we spoke to another one of our mommies who will be sending the remainder of her gown for a romper to be made for her brand new son. We love you all! 

 

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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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Althea requested a simple romper for her son with shoes and a messenger cap to complete the look. The romper had just a small button at the top, under the collar and short pants for the summer weather. She sent a picture to us as a sample to follow. To date these were the biggest shoes we had ever made but we we just received an order with shoes for a 1 year old.

 

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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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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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So, here’s the results of the gown with the beads we were working on. The back of the gown shoes the buttons with the beads attached. The bonnet has the chiffon fabric and beading over the satin. The beads were hand sewn onto the bodice neckline and sleeves. The swoop of beading down the side of the wedding gown was also used in the skirt of the christening gown. The shoes have an organza ribbon tie and the beads sewn into a flower on the toe.


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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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 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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Colin’s vested romper was created using the back of mom’s wedding gown so that the front could be saved in case someday a girl’s gown is needed. 🙂 We used some of the appliques to embellish the vest. Dad wanted a baseball cap instead of the usual bonnet. The bib was machine embroidered on the front with a cross and on the back with Colin’s initials. His shoes had the christening date embroidered on the bottom of one sole. The fabric in the gown was dupioni silk which gives it a beautiful sheen but wrinkles easily. We’ve been promised pics!


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