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Christening

Irish Christening

Communion

Baby Items

Special Occasion

Testimonials

Marianne is an extremely experienced seamstress whose creations are so beautiful, unique to this area, personalized to each customer, and whose work just leaves you in awe! The Christening gowns, First Holy communion dresses, bridal items, bonnets, etc. are hand sewn and absolutely gorgeous. Marianne has taught heirloom sewing classes, children's sewing classes, and even authored articles for well known sewing magazines. Truly an expert in her field of interest! As a customer, you will never be disappointed!

~ Pam

Flowers

Gown Preservation

Flowers

Professional Christening Gown Preservation

Smocked Treasures strongly advises you to research thoroughly when determining who you trust with the preservation of your christening gown. Here is a list of important questions to ask any preservation specialist:

Do-It-Yourself Christening Gown Preservation

The following procedures are based on generally accepted methods of preservation and are similar to museums#&039; and good preservation companies techniques. Please note that the effectiveness of your preservation will depend on the care you take when cleaning and packaging your heirloom. Should you be unsure of any part of the procedure, Smocked Treasures recommends that you consult a textile conservation professional. Packing your own gown will take time and materials can be costly, but you can do it.

Materials You Will Need

Acid Free Boxes (with tissue included) are available from Smocked Treasures or perhaps at your local dry cleaners. Be sure to use only unbuffered acid free tissue, not colored tissue of any sort.

Steps to Preserve Your Treasures