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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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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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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 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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We’ve just updated our website to include 2 more gallery pages with new photos and an easier to use products page to check out our pricing! Check it out and tell us what you think!

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Mom and Grand mom came to us with grand mom’s gown (can you say hello to the 70s?) to have a christening gown, bonnet and shoes made along with a bib. The bib was made from new materials except for the lace, which came from grand mom’s veil. The gown was very yellowed and we tried to whiten it a bit with good ole OxiClean. I think they were surprised to see it became a creamy ivory color! The shoes had the christening date embroidered on the bottom. We’re happy to report that the family was well pleased with the results…


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A grand mom contacted us to create a teddy bear from her wedding gown for her soon to be christened granddaughter and another one for her soon to be born grandson. We used the lace applique as a collar and pink ribbon as an accent. The baby’s birth date was machine embroidered on teddy’s foot as will her grandson’s when he is born. What a wonderful way to pass on memories from grandma! We are going to also offer, when there is suitable material, for teddy to be dressed in a vest or skirt. Thanks Cathy for this wonderful idea. I have 1 granddaughter myself and 1 on the way in March too and will be using my own gown for them. I’ll post pics when done! For information and pricing, check out our website, www.christeningcreations.com! How cute is this?


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This is Dillon’s awesome outfit and messenger cap. Mom brought a picture and wanted it copied exactly. It’s a one piece with blue trim on the middle, neck and around the sleeves. There’s an embroidered piece inside his cap from mom’s dress with her wedding date and an embroidered piece with his own christening date inside his outfit. Both were made with fabric from mom’s gown. Dillon is 9 months old and this is the largest christening outfit we’ve made so far. Mom was very happy with the results!


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Our latest customer from Texas told us they don’t use formal christening gowns where she is so from her wedding gown we created christening blankets for her twins. We embroidered their names on each of the blankets and for the boy, we also embroidered a cross. The girl’s was more frilly, using lace & more of the beading from the dress than the boy’s. On his we created satin piping to dress it up a bit. Both blankets were lined with soft white minky. We think they both look sweet and can’t wait for pictures of them wrapped up in their blankies!

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Just ask anyone who owns couture! We are constantly amazed at how the wedding gowns we work with are constructed. Amazing what the industry gets away with. Not only the construction, but the alterations which we know our customers pay dearly for! Not many brides get “up close and personal” with their wedding gowns the way we do when we construct their christening outfits. We are picky, picky, picky in the construction of our products.

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