A few months ago, my childhood friend contacted me and asked if I would be interested in creating a baptismal gown for her newborn son from her wedding gown. Needless to say, I was extremely flattered by the request, and immediately said yes. What a wonderful way to re-purpose a wedding gown!
She gave me complete artistic freedom to create whatever I wanted, but asked that it not be too feminine. Here’s what the gown looked like prior to alterations (sorry about the quality of the photos, I forgot to charge my camera):
You can’t really tell by the photos, but the dress had 2 layers of a silky chiffon underneath, with 2 layers of a soft crinoline overlay. Very classic.
I have made children’s clothing from scratch before without a pattern, but just to be sure everything came out perfect, I selected this pattern, Burda 9804, using pattern B without the pleated front:
And the results!
And the back:
Like I said, very simple. But I also made her a little petticoat from the crinoline to add if she ever has a baby girl (to make it more feminine), and a diaper cover as well – both of which I forgot to take photos of. Oh well.
Hopefully they got some good pics of the baby in the gown! When I get them I’ll be sure to share.
Do you have any clothes that have been re-purposed into something else? Share them on my Facebook Wall! I’d love to see :)
Check back on Wednesday, when Emily at The Rubber Punkin shares her next installment of the New to You series!