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Christening Gowns, Baptism Gowns, First Communion Dress

St Louis, Missouri · 1952 Sales

embroideredheirlooms

Christening Gowns, Baptism Gowns, First Communion Dress

St Louis, Missouri 1952 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Announcement   Christening Gowns, Baptism Gowns, and First Communion dresses designed in the French Heirloom tradition, using high end fabrics and trims to last for generations.

For Christening gowns, I usually have a 4 week lead time, although I can often accommodate shorter times. Please convo me before ordering with your date to see if I can have your order completed in time.

I begin receiving orders for First Communion a year ahead of time. Each year, I turn away more than the previous year. To be certain you have a spot on the production schedule, please order as soon as possible. For pre-orders, I ask that you choose a size you think will work, but then in the Winter, I will ask for measurements to confirm the size.

For all other items, I have a 1 week turnaround time.

Interested in making your own??? Check out my new shop for fabrics, laces, and trims:
www.etsy.com/shop/heirloomsewingstore

Announcement

Last updated on May 30, 2016

Christening Gowns, Baptism Gowns, and First Communion dresses designed in the French Heirloom tradition, using high end fabrics and trims to last for generations.

For Christening gowns, I usually have a 4 week lead time, although I can often accommodate shorter times. Please convo me before ordering with your date to see if I can have your order completed in time.

I begin receiving orders for First Communion a year ahead of time. Each year, I turn away more than the previous year. To be certain you have a spot on the production schedule, please order as soon as possible. For pre-orders, I ask that you choose a size you think will work, but then in the Winter, I will ask for measurements to confirm the size.

For all other items, I have a 1 week turnaround time.

Interested in making your own??? Check out my new shop for fabrics, laces, and trims:
www.etsy.com/shop/heirloomsewingstore

Janet Quinlan

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Janet Quinlan

First Communion Hair Comb, Flowers
$17.50
Personalized First Communion or Wedding Hankie
$27.50
First Communion Veil, 2" Silk Ribbon
$32.50
Heirloom Preservation Kit - 38" Length Bag
$35.00
French Seam Option on Any Gown
$35.00
First Communion Veil - Flowers, Rolled Hem
$35.00
Mantilla Style First Communion Veil
$37.00
First Communion Veil - Ribbon
$42.00
First Communion Veil - Flowers, Tulle, Lace Trim
$45.00
Little Girl Purse - Baptism, First Communion
$47.00
Heirloom Christening Gown, Bonnet - Lilies
$189.00
Dotted Swiss First Communion Dress, Audrey
$239.00
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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(464)
M J

M J on Jun 7, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you Janet. My daughters Communion dress is such a thing of beauty. The workmanship is pure artistry. My daughter chose the "Anne" silk dress, purse and preservation bag. The cut and I finish is beyond perfection. Janet you truly have a God given gift, I can not thank you enough for your patience in answering queries. I'm so excited to see my daughter receive the sacrament of communion in her beautiful heirloom gown.

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About

Honoring the Innocence and Beauty of Childhood

As a mother of seven grown children, I find that the memories I treasure the most are the days that were special to them in their faith life - their Baptism and First Holy Communion - when God's presence was felt even closer.

Combining my deep love for my Faith and my children, Embroidered Heirlooms was created. I wanted to create items for all the moms who long to start traditions for their family. Every Christening gown is designed with great attention to detail, and constructed using the finest fabrics and trims, giving you an exquisite gown, worthy of the Holy occasion, and able to be passed down for generations. My children tease me that I am a "fabric snob". To me, spending time creating a garment from junky fabric is a waste of time and money. I want my customers to LOVE their item and know that their money was well spent.

A particular goal of my business has been to design and create First Communion dresses that reflect the innocence of childhood, and the dignity and Holiness of the Sacrament. My First Communion gowns are designed for little girls – not adult women in smaller clothes.

EMBROIDERED HEIRLOOMS/COMMUNION HEIRLOOMS
“ONE OF A KIND” PROMISE

First Communion is about receiving the Body and Blood of Christ for the first time – what a momentous day filled with Grace and emotion! A beautiful dress that represents purity and this special occasion, enhances what is already a profound moment in your daughter’s life. We are honored to be a part of your family’s celebration!

To help make sure that your day is special and unique, we promise to make sure that we do not provide a duplicate dress of the same design to anyone else in your First Communion ceremony – our “One of a Kind” promise. You can also be confident that if you tell your friends where to find "sweet, little girl" First Communion dresses, everyone will have a unique dress! Designs are reserved on a first ordered, first reserved basis.

At Check-Out, please provide your Parish name, City and State. We will keep track of the style you purchased and not accept orders for the same design for your ceremony.

With every gown – Christening or Communion gown - the purchaser has the option to embroider the name and date of the Sacrament on the slip – a written account of who wore the gown and when.

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  • Janet Quinlan

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    With over 40 years of sewing experience, I'm so grateful I have found a sewing niche where I can offer items that encourage faith, family, and connection. I have seven children, three grandchildren and two on the way, and one great husband!

  • Mom

    Assistant

    My mom has been sewing for over 55 years. When my dad passed away last year, she volunteered to fill her time helping with the "Communion Season Chaos". She helps with the lining skirts and various piecework.

  • Mary Grace

    Assistant

    My beautiful 19 yr old daughter is a master at veils, and pitches in during Communion season. After 1 1/2 yrs of heirloom training she is now helping with piecework. Like her mom, she's extremely attentive to details and matches laces beautifully!

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Last updated on March 19, 2015

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Payment is expected within three days of the transaction.
Shipping
First Communion orders will begin shipping the beginning of January. I currently have a 4-6 week lead time on First Communion dresses.

Most Christening gown orders will ship within 4 weeks. Please convo me if you require a rush order.

I work very hard to get your package to you in the time we agree upon. Please understand, once I drop it off with a carrier, I can no longer be held responsible for lost or delayed deliveries. If you agree to a shipment that requires a signature, you MUST be there to accept it. If you are not and delays are incurred, it is not my responsibility.
Refunds and Exchanges
My goal is always complete satisfaction for my customers, and I have never had a request for a refund from an unhappy customer. If there is a problem with your purchase, please contact me immediately - I will do whatever it takes to make it right. If the issue is my error, there will be no extra charges assigned, and I will pay all related shipping charges.

All returns will be honored with store credit. The gown MUST be returned to me within three days of your receiving it. It must be returned in the same condition as you received it, by the same method of shipping.