This beautiful bride, Christin, now has an amazing 8-year-old daughter, Allyson, and I’ll be transforming Christin’s wedding gown into Allyson’s First Communion dress!
Allyson chose Butterick 3350 with sleeves, scalloped neckline, and straight hem.
I’ll admit I’m a tiny bit nervous about working with and on two such important dresses, but I’m excited about it, too!
And I have a cheerleader! My dear friend Faye transformed her daughter-in-law’s wedding dress into the stunning First Communion dress below for her adorable granddaughter, and she’s only a phone call away if I need advice and encouragement.
Watch for the big reveal in April . . . and wish me luck! ♥
can’t wait to see the transformation! you’re definitely the woman for the job! here’s to ya and take lots of progress pictures! 🙂
Thank you for the encouragement! And I WILL try to take more photos! (I usually do before and after and forget the in-between!) 🙂
I’m believing You’ll Be Blessed with the Creativity for this project. Be Blessed, http://projectsbyMtetar.wordpress.com
That’s the sweetest thing to say . . . and I believe you! Thank you, Mtetar!
You’re always more than welcome. Be Blessed, Mtetar
Remember, you were asked to trandform this dress because you have the ability to do it. Looking forward to seeing the creation it will become. 🙂
Thank you, Julie! I’m really honored to do it. Thank you for your encouragement!
What a fabulous idea!!! Your creativity is amazing.
Thank you, my dear! 🙂
What a huge project. I’m looking forward to seeing the results. So inspiring.
Thank you, Marlene!
What lovely idea! I am so impressed that you are able to make the first cut. And all the cuts that follow.
We’ll see how brave I am, Sera!!! 🙂
What a lovely idea! Can’t wait to see it completed : ]
Thank you, Jennifer! 🙂
If anyone can do this, it would be you! What a fabulous project! It will be fun to see the reveal!
Thank you, Laura! Wish you were here to help me!!! 🙂
Wow, that is such an honour! Good luck with this project, I look forward to the result!
Thank you, Janneke! 🙂
I provided a first communion dress sewing package for a school auction one year. It was one of the most rewarding projects I ever worked on. I was just thinking about it yesterday and it was years ago now. I know you’ll have fun and it will be turn out perfectly. What a wonderful gift to give for this very special occasion.
I LOVE that story! Thank you, Kerri! And I may be contacting you for advice if you don’t mind!
I’d be happy to advise, although I’m sure you’ll sail through this project with ease.
Go, go, go Katherine! You will pull it off beautifully! I’m sure of that! Just can’t wait to see that amazing dress soon 🙂
Thank you, Josee! I LOVE my blogging cheerleaders, too!!! 🙂
This will be a good challenge but not too big for a seamstress with your experience! My Mom made my daughter’s christening dress out of my wedding dress. 🙂
Oh, I LOVE that idea! Do you have a photo of both dresses you could post sometime? I’d love to see them! 🙂
Let me see what I can do about that.
What a fantastic project Katherine. Looking forward to the reveal. You’ll do an awesome job!!
Thank you, Kenley!!! I can’t wait to see it on Allyson! 🙂
Looking forward to seeing it!!
Thank you, Lindy!
What a wonderful project, I am sure that you will make an amazing First Communion dress!
Thank you! I’m glad Allyson is so excited about it, too . . . that makes it extra special! 🙂
I’m sure it will work out really well. Would be lovely to see a few photos of how you do it. Have fun!
I tend to get on a roll while I’m working and forget to take photos, but I’m really going to try to remember this time! 🙂
What a lovely idea to get two such special occasions from one dress. I look forward to seeing the end result.
Thank you! 🙂
I can’t wait to see the transformation. I think this is the best use for a wedding dress!!
Thank you, Lois! And Allyson has a little sister to pass it down to, too. 🙂
How wonderful, two little girls who will never forget the gift from their mother!
Can’t wait for the BIG reveal! I’m on pins & needles!
That made me laugh!!! 🙂
What a great idea, and a great way to create new memories! Can’t wait to see it!
Thank you, Stefanie! 🙂
Q- Looking forward to seeing the transformation!
Thank you, Q! 🙂
I know it will be absolutely fabulous! You can do it!
Thank you, Lauren! 🙂
Katherine! can’t wait to see the big reveal! 🙂 Good luck but I’m sure it will look great!!!
Thank you, Ingrid! I can’t wait to get started! 🙂
You? Nervous? Nah!
It’ll be sh-a-m-a-z-i-n-g once your creativity starts flowing! Not sure that we can all wait until April to see it though – perhaps just a little ‘peek’ between now and the big reveal? 🙂 x
Good idea! 🙂 And thank you for the words of encouragement! 🙂
Oh what a task and responsibility, I wish you lots of luck and I can’t wait to see the finished dress. I am sure it will be lovely. Linda x
Thank you, Linda! 🙂
What an amazing project! I can’t wait to see the new little dress!
Thank you, Kelly! 🙂
O’ I can not wait to see the transformation!!!!!
Thank you!!! Me, too!!! 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
I’m really looking forward to this!
I have been wanting to have my wedding dress turned into something else…or many something else’s but just don’t know what I want.
Thank you, Laura! I know I’ll have lots of the fabric left over, so I’m going to research to see what others have made. I’ll send you any ideas I find!
That would be fantastic! Thanks. 🙂
I am leading the Australian chapter of your cheer squard.
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Ooohhh . . . I can hear you . . . THANK YOU for the smile-maker! 🙂 Hugs, Katherine
I have no doubt your imagination is already in full force…It will be gorgeous!
Thank you! 🙂
Ooooo, I wish I was closer!! I would love to be in on this ‘re-do’ but I am sure Faye will do a great job with any help you might need. Knowing your creativity, and sewing ability, I think you will do just fine. Just be FEARLESS!!!!! Hugs, Doreen
Thank you, Doreen! (But I wish you lived closer, too!) 🙂 Hugs back!
Katherine, it is going to be amazing! Can’t wait ’til April.
Thank you, my dear! 🙂
What a wonderful idea to transform the wedding gown into a first communion dress. You’re so creative. I look forward to seeing it.
Thank you, Sheryl! 🙂
Congratulations little miss Allyson! You will rock it Katherine, I have no doubt. I wish that Butterick Pattern came in big girl sizes….it’s just to adorable. Can’t wait to see it all come together.
Thank you, Boomdee! It will be an adventure! 🙂
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Good luck Katherine, I’d be terrified cutting into someone’s wedding dress but I’m sure what you make will be wonderful!
Thank you! But . . . umm . . . terrified . . . that about sums it up! (I haven’t made that first snip yet!) 🙂
Amazing! Good Luck!
Thank you, Ellie!
I love this project…can’t wait to see the results!! 😀
Thank you, Danielle! 🙂
WOW! What a wonderful way to carry on a family spirit! My wedding dress is still stuffed away in a box at the back of my closet. My children have never seen it, and they are well past first communion days. It doesn’t look like my daughter will marry any time soon, and the fashion is so old–not a “real” wedding dress at all, but something in a muslin fabric, that I’m afraid it was a bit of a waste. Even our wedding photographer was so drunk that we have no pictures of me in the dress! You’re amazing, and I’ll look forward to seeing your progress and results.
Oooohhh . . . I’d love to see it if you’re ever inspired to get it out and take a photo! Please email me if you do!
Good luck. What a wonderful memory that dress will be for mother and daughter!
Thank you! It’s pretty exciting! 🙂
Have you seen Something Borrowed, Something New on TLC? A bride brings in a family dress (usually mom or grandma’s) and a designer transforms it into something more modern. The bride then has to choose between that dress or a brand-new dress. I’m so hooked. My daughter asked me last night if I could do that with my dress for her, which absolutely terrifies me! I’ll be watching and rooting for you!
I HAVEN’T seen that show! I must check it out! What a wonderful idea! And how very sweet of your daughter to ask you that. I just love this comment! 🙂
I can’t wait to see how it turns out! 🙂 I know you’ll do a great job! 😉
Thank you, Jen! 🙂
What a great way to use a wedding dress. Refashioning at it’s finest! I have to admit, I’d be a little nervous, too, but you’ll work wonders and I can’t wait to see the final dress!
Thank you, Beth! You have a wonderful weekend, too! 🙂
Hello Katherine !! You will do just fine, just give us a peek now and then .. Please 🙂
I will try my best to do that!!! And thank you for the encouragement, Patricia! 🙂
You are very welcome 🙂
If anyone can do it, you can.
Thank you, Pam!!! 🙂
Can’t wait to see the transformation
Thank you, Jackie! 🙂
I am sure you will do an amzing job!
Thank you, Orit! 🙂
Wow! What a great idea – good luck! I’m sure you’ll do a fantastic job 🙂
Thank you! I’m pretty sure I’ll have time to get started this week . . . can’t wait! 🙂
I can’t wait to see the finished product, how amazing is this going to be !!
Thank you, Liz! 🙂
Good luck! I cannot wait to see it! 😀
You are inspiring!! It will be beautiful 🙂 Cannot wait to see it!
Thank you . . . I studied the pattern today . . . now to get brave with the wedding dress . . . 🙂
Beautiful dress, and how meaningful!
Thank you, Maya! 🙂
What an awesome thing you are doing. Good luck with it. I can’t wait to see the finished dress.
Thank you, Ginny! It’s coming along nicely. I’m down to the hem and some other finishing work. And it FITS!!!!!!! 🙂
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What a fantastic opportunity K to use your creative skills to the utmost 😉
Thank you! It’s coming along beautifully so far . . . and most importantly . . . it fits! Now I’m doing the hem and some other hand-stitched details. 🙂
wow that’s lovely to hear … hand sticthed details … can’t wait to see !
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