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| 2,506 sales | 5 out of 5 stars 689 reviews

Christening dress made to order from your wedding dress!


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Star Seller. This seller consistently earned 5-star reviews, shipped on time, and replied quickly to any messages they received.

  • Handmade
  • Materials: lace, satin

**Please contact me before ordering,to discuss timeframe. Everything was moving along then COVID-19 pandemic stopped everyone's christenings. I have had 10 dresses on hold for 2 months, they are now starting to need them and I am very busy at the moment.
I have been in my house since this started and have not gone out and no one has come in, I live alone. My daughter leaves groceries on my porch for me. Be assured that there is no Corona virus happening at my house.
Your wedding dress? Your mom's dress? Or even your Grandmothers vintage wedding gown, make it come to life. Your baby's dress will be made from the wedding dress you supply. The pictures are examples of dresses I have made for other customers.
You will send me your dress, we will discuss sizing and the style you would like and within a week I can have the christening dress in the mail to you. All seams are nicely finished and serged. Totally handmade in my smoke free home. Also see my other listings of similar dresses.

If you would like to have your dress remnants returned, please select "Return dress+priority shipping" under shipping options.

* If you don't have fabric, I have several different gorgeous fabrics with different styles and colors available(see other listing).

The process:
You send your dress to my home, I take about a week to make it (usually less) then I ship it back to you. Counting shipping, the whole process takes about 3 weeks. We will discuss the style of dress you would like- sleeve type, length, etc. Photos from the internet of the style dress you had in mind helps. All of the dresses posted in my ETSY listing is the basic style of dress I make. I am able to make variations of this dress and I can usually create most special requests. It also helps to have your cell phone number, should I have any questions and to send you progress pictures .
I will need to know:
1) what date you will need your dress by
2) what size will the child be in when it is time to wear the dress
3) measurements:
around the chest
around upper arm
length (armpit to where you want the dress to end)
around head (for headband)
jawbone to jawbone across the top of the head (for bonnet)
Shipping your dress:
Most people ship their dress by US postal service, some ship by UPS or FedEx. The smaller the box and the least amount of weight you can ship, the less expensive it will be. If your dress has alot of extra fluff(crinoline) that I will not be using, you can cut that out and save on shipping.
Shipping the finished gown is $12 and I can ship your gown and your leftover fabric for $14

Thank you for your interest in my shop and I look forward to working with you, creating an heirloom that you will cherish for many years to come!!
Please don't hesitate to ask, should you have any questions.


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Aug 23-Oct 28

Aug 12

After you place your order, DollBabyDesigns1 will take 1-10 weeks to prepare it for shipment.

Aug 19-Oct 25

DollBabyDesigns1 puts your order in the mail.

Aug 23-Oct 28

Estimated to arrive at your doorstep Aug 23-Oct 28!

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| 2,506 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 689 | Selling on Etsy since 2014
Selling on Etsy since 2014

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5 out of 5 stars

Sammy is amazing! I always knew that I wanted my daughter to wear a version of my wedding gown as her communion dress. I was sooo nervous about having my gown cut apart and sending my 20 yr old dress from NY to VA. I decided to take my chances after seeing the reviews. I had read that people (including my cousin) did this for Christenings so I gave it a shot. I am SO happy! Sammy was so wonderful to work with! She listened to me, she was sweet and easy to work with. Her quality of work and precision was amazing! She created the dream dress I envisioned for my daughters special day. I cannot thank her enough, and my husband cried seeing his princess in my gown! It was so worth the amount of work that it took. Sammy is a true professional and sweetheart. As a bonus, my daughters AG had the exact same dress made by Sammy!!

Adam May 10, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely stunning!! Originally, I was just going to give my wedding dress away...after my divorce, I just wanted it gone. But I came across this etsy shop and decided to give it a try. The way DollBaby designs transformed my dress for my future granddaughter was remarkable! I can't stop staring at it. She made me fall in love with it a second time....and I never thought that was possible!! Thank you for helping me turn a negative into a positive.

bklynjaye Sep 4, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

I could not have asked for a more gorgeous keepsake than what Sammy created. We used my wedding dress to make the most beautiful baptismal gown for my little girl. Sammy was great to work with, and dress was made/shipped on time! Such a special family heirloom to pass down.

jordan krill May 15, 2022

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