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Heirloom Wedding Gowns

You always loved the pictures of your grandmother in her wedding gown and dreamed
of the day you would get married in it.  When you pull it out of storage you discover it is
brittle with age or a bit outdated.  Don't give up on that dream, let me look at your
precious heirloom dress, you will be surprised at what I can do.  
Mom's dress was in very poor condition when it was pulled out of the cedar chest after 50 years.  I
restored it in 1996 when my sister got engaged.  It recently came back  into my possession.
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Heirloom Christening
By far this is one of my most beautiful creations.  It was made from my sister Julie's wedding gown for her first born
granddaughter Kaylin.  Kaylin's mother requested something long and flowing with Victorian styling.  With the gown's abundant
Chantilly lace there was plenty to work with.
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Julie was married
in 1981 in this
beautiful
wedding gown.
Bodice Front Detail
The waterfall of lace cascades
from the train
Lace on Bottom Front of the
skirt
Sleeve and cuff
detail
Julie on her Wedding
day
Kaylin on her
Christening Day
Front view
Back View
The Bonnet
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Christening gown made from communion dress
The original dress was plain 100% linen with a bottom
organdy ruffle. After carefully removing the ruffle it was
cut in strips to make up a panel of pyramid ruffles on the
front of the new gown. Crinoline netting was added to the
underskirt for fullness.
The original dress had princess seams which I
highlighted with satin ribbon. Organza
embroidered with doves was added as an
overlay on the bodice and collar. The sleeves
and pe plum were also cut from the organza.
Dainty scalloped lace was attached on the
sleeves, collar and pe plum.
Button closures from the original
dress were kept in place. I left the
crisp linen untouched on the back of
the new gown.
The sheer bonnet was made of the
embroidered organza, also trimmed
with scalloped lace. The band was cut
from a piece of the linen. 7/8" satin
ribbon makes up the bonnet tie.
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If you don't have a wedding or communion dress to convert a gown from scratch can be just as beautiful.
This Infant girls christening gown is exquisite.  Embroidered ivory organza over soft cotton.  Gown has scalloped
edges at waist, sleeve edges and bottom  Scalloped lace on waist and sleeve cuffs.  Size NB 13-18 lbs.  Hand Wash.

This gown is for sale  $75.00  If interested please contact me.
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This Infant Boys christening outfit was made for my grandson Luca.  It is made of lightweight Ivory stretch
charmeuse, lined in poly/cotton.  A touch of color and some vintage lace gave this outfit a nice heirloom look.  
pintucks were made on the front, with ivory satin ribbon sewn in
between the tucks, then framed out in baby blue ribbon
Heirloom Vintage lace donated by
my cousin Margaret was added on
either side of the blue trim and on
the top of the hat
.  Buttons made
front  
Blue ribbon was sewn on
both sides of the romper to
give it a "Tuxedo" look.  
Of course, Mr. Luca was  having nothing to do
with the fancy hat.  
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I made this Christening gown for Princess Sophia as a baby shower gift to My neighbors and friends, Maria and
Joe.  
The gown is made from embroidered organza with scalloped edges over white satin.  It is lined in cool, comfortable
poly/cotton.   
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