Like I said last time my brother lives in Samoa. He lived there nine years ago too. Nine years ago he and his wife were expecting their first baby and it being Samoa they didn't know what they were having.
My brother had to come home to attend meetings and his wife couldn't come due to being pregnant and not wanting to go into early labor on a 12 hour plane trip she stayed. Just as my brother was about to leave to for the airport; she went to the closet with a pair of scissors and cut the train off her wedding dress. She later told me that she didn't really like her wedding dress. Her sister bought it for her, so it was more her sister's taste and not hers. She handed it to my brother and said see if Robyn can make something out of this for the baby.
I did, I made a blessing dress with the lace. It was kind of a pain the lace was heavily beaded and sequined and sewn on with stitches that were so tight I could not unpick them. I used the lace on the hem and applique pieces up the skirt, on the sleeves and across the bodice, it was a cute little new born size. In case it was a boy I made a little romper with a vest. The vest was made from the satin from her dress. Either way boy or girl the baby was going to have something from her dress.
I love doing this kind of sewing.
I love to take something from a Mom and making it into something for the daughter.