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Thread: Christening Gown

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    Christening Gown

    From my nieces wedding gown I made a dress, hat and jacket.
    The slip was her mothers wedding dress with a handkerchief from her great grandmother and crocheted by
    her great great grandmother on my side of the family. The lace on the dress is from her grandmothers wedding dress(that is my mom). The Bonnet was made from my nieces wedding dress and the lace and flowers were emb. and crocheted by her great great grandmother on her mothers side.
    She is also getting the elephant quilt I put on the board a couple of weeks ago.
    This is all for her shower at the end of the month. Thanks for letting me show and tell.
    LC
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    How nice for the baby to have all of this

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    What a wonderful heirloom! Your niece will be so thrilled! Beautiful, thoughtful work. Thanks for sharing.
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    Beautiful!!

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    What a beautiful story. You have created beautiful gifts and memories to last generations more!
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    The family is very lucky to have this heirloom. I hope they are able to pass it down with others.

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    She will cherish these always. You may have created a family heirloom. What a very special thing you have done.

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    How lovely and what an ingenious way to pass on the foremothers' legacy/memories.

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    I'd been wondering what to do with my wedding dress. No daughters, but one son married...so maybe there's hope to repurpose it! You did a wonderful thing with this. Will you write up a history to go with it?
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    Great use of a all the memories. Beautiful finished result.

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    Be sure and include a not to be kept with the gown on where all the fabrics came from so that future generations will know the history

    So precious to have so many memories in the gown - it will be cherished
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    Wow, these are gorgeous!
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    Beautiful.......What a great way to pass on the memories and the family history. Thank you for posting.
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    All are so precious and will be such a heirloom to start with and, now to pass them on! Very thoughtful creation.!
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    All the items were beautiful. I'm hoping that Olivia will wear her Mommy's wedding dress in about 25 years. LOL. I made my DIL wedding dress and my DD first wedding dress.
    We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do.

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    ocala

    What a wonderful gown you have made. You did a outstanding job by making this gown this much beautiful and marvelous. I must say your job will be appreciated by everyone.

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