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Approximately 4 weeks from receipt of clothing. An express option is available at checkout.

If you'd like to buy this keepsake as a gift for someone, simply fill out the fields below and then checkout as usual, adding their address for delivery.

We'll then send an email to the recipient, letting them know they've received a gift and providing details on how they can send their clothes to us.

If you want to let the recipient choose their own embroidery text, you can add embroidery as an option above but leave the text box blank.

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Description

Our Christening gowns are a wonderful and very special way to re-purpose your wedding dress. We encourage you to send us a photo of the kind of dress you would like and we will do our best to produce a design which matches your specification. Very often our customers like to have a Christening gown which reflects the design of their original dress. Please also see the photos for ones we have made previously to give you an idea of what's possible.

A great deal of care and hand stitching goes into these items, which are delivered in our beautiful clear lidded presentation boxes. All you need to do is place your order and let us know the size - we can work to a generic age range (the age the child will be when they wear it, not when you order) or to measurements. It is also helpful to us to know when you require the gown for.

Once you have placed your order you will receive a confirmation email containing postage instructions. We understand how nerve-wracking it can be to send your wedding dress away but we have found that reputable couriers' signed delivery services are extremely reliable. We post your order back via a next working day courier service. It generally takes about eight weeks from when we receive the clothing from you. We strongly recommend having your dress dry cleaned before sending it in to us. We always use the bottom of the original dress for the new gown as this gives the best finished look - please contact us if you are concerned about how dirty it is.

Please do email us if you have any other enquiries or concerns. Patterns are all bespoke. The material and therefore the care instructions will vary for each item but will basically be the same as any care instructions for your original dress.

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We get a lot of questions about the clothing which can be used. This should answer all your questions!

Types of Clothing: We use baby grows as a guide for numbers of items (below) but you can send us pretty much any clothing.  We can work with all kinds of materials - if they are delicate/knitted then sometimes we back them with another fabric for stability. We struggle to work with very chunky knits and we can’t use plastic rainwear or swimwear. On the whole we can do most things, however the wider the variety of fabrics the less ‘uniform’ the finished item will look.

Number of Items: As a guide to what to send in we ask the for equivalent number of babygrows.  This assumes babygrows that are approximately 0-6months. If they are tiny babygrows, vest, tops, trousers etc then they would count as half a babygrow. Equally, if the items are much bigger babygrows, or dresses with quite a bit of fabric to them etc, then you may be able to send less. Generally we would say it is better to send slightly too much than too little. 

Notes: Please do tell us in a note with the clothes which are the favourites, especially if you are sending more than we’ve asked for, so that we can make sure they appear prominently on the finished item. Please do tell us if you want a bit of everything using.  If you don’t, and we don’t need it all, then we will make a decision about what to use and will send back any uncut items. Similarly, it is really important to let us know if you are sending in certain items which are particular favourites, or if you want bits of detailing etc using in a particular way. We will always do our best to adhere to these requests, although it may not always be possible.  

Quality: Obviously the most worn items of clothing are often the favourites and we love these. However, please be aware that the more stretched/worn/washed something is, the more delicate the finished item will be as stitches are more likely to pull into little tiny holes on seams. Also, more won/stretchy fabric tends to look more stretched – obviously! This doesn’t mean it is over-stuffed, it is just a consequence of the fabric. We think it still looks lovely, but you just need to be aware that it may look more different to the pictures on the product pages. There are lots of customer photos on our Facebook page so please do look there for more real life examples. We strongly encourage customers to look at the customer photos  so that you can get a good idea of the variety in appearance of the products. 

Offcuts: We do keep remnants of fabric for a short amount of time after dispatching your order, so if you aren’t happy, or want something back, you need to tell us quickly. Once your order is dispatched then we usually recycle remaining fabric within a few weeks.

How do I send them in? Once you have placed your order you will receive a confirmation email with postage instructions. Please follow the instructions! It is really important to make sure the order reference and a senders address is on the outside of the parcel.

Customer Reviews5.05 5.0/5 Based on 1 review

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Wedding dress to christening gown, amazing quality and standardReviewed by Charlie wood on 02 Jun 2018

Received my sons christening gown and bonnet yesterday which was made out of my wedding dress, it is incredible, I can’t thank the guys at lovekeepcreate enough is everything I dreamed of and more! My son was born at 26 weeks and I asked the team to make it for a 0-3 months sizes baby as he will be 5 nearly 6 months at the time of christening but obv small, the team have made the gown to my exact requirements and the bonnet to match! Will definitely be using you guys again for keep sakes!

Delivery Policy

Mainland UK Delivery Rates

Delivery OptionDispatch TimeDelivery TimeTrackedSigned ForCost
Standard KeepsakeApprox 4 weeks from receipt of clothes24 HoursYesYes£7.50
Standard Non-Keepsake3 - 5 Working Days2 - 3 Working DaysNoNo£3.50
1 Week Express (Keepsakes Only)Within 5 working days from receipt of clothes24 HoursYesYes£30.00

European Delivery Rates

Delivery OptionDispatch TimeDelivery TimeTrackedSigned ForCost
Standard KeepsakeApprox 4 weeks from receipt of clothes2 Working DaysYesYes£20
Standard Non-Keepsake3 - 5 Working Days2 - 3 Working DaysNoNo£5
1 Week Express (Keepsakes Only)Within 5 working days from receipt of clothes24 HoursYesYes£20

Non-Mainland UK and International Delivery

We are able to process orders from non-mainland UK addresses, including the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Ireland and the Channel Islands. Delivery surcharges for the relevant postcodes are calculated at the checkout. 

How quickly will my order arrive?

Our aim is to dispatch all non-bespoke, non personalised orders within one working day.  

For keepsake items you will get an order confirmation as soon as you place your order, with instructions for posting the clothing to us. The average turnaround time for keepsakes is approximately 4 weeks. Orders placed using the Express services can be completed within 1 week of us receiving the clothing, depending on the level chosen.

We will send you a notification email when your order has been dispatched. The time your order takes to arrive will depend on the delivery option you choose. All personalised keepsakes are sent via fully tracked and signed for 24hr DPD service (delivery only made on working days).  

Non personalised items are sent via Royal Mail First Class.

While we always try our best to dispatch every order following the above guidelines, during extremely busy periods dispatch times may increase.

How can I track the status of my order?

You will receive an email to confirm we have received your order and that your payment has been accepted. You will also receive an email when your order has been dispatched.

In your dispatch confirmation email we will include any relevant tracking numbers, allowing you to track your parcel on the DPD Local website. 

What days will my order be delivered on?

Our couriers deliver between 07.00 and 18.00 Monday to Friday.

Will I need to sign for my order?

If you have chosen the ‘signed for’ delivery option, you will have to sign for your parcel upon receipt, unless you use the DPD link provided in the email/text to give them delivery instructions (such as leaving the parcel in a safe place, with a neighbour, delivering on a different day etc). 

Special delivery instructions

If you have any special instructions for delivery, such as leaving your parcel with a neighbour, please include them in the ‘special instructions’ section at the checkout. Please note that our couriers will not respond to notes left on doors for security reasons.

I have a query regarding my delivery?

If you have any queries regarding your delivery please ring us on 0333 444 9144 or email us at info@lovekeepcreate.co.uk:

If we cannot deliver your order within the specified time period we will make every attempt to contact you and provide an expected delivery time. If this delivery time is not suitable, you can cancel your order and we will provide a full refund.

Collect in person

You are able to collect your order from our premises by choosing the relevant option at the checkout. At this point delivery charges will be removed. You can collect your order from:

Unit 8 Burrington Business Park
Burrington Road
Plymouth
PL5 3LX

How carefully is my order packaged?

We take great care in packaging your order using the necessary materials according to its weight, size and how fragile it is.

What do I do if my order arrives damaged?

If any item you receive from us arrives damaged, please contact us as soon as possible on 0333 444 9144 or by email at info@lovekeepcreate.co.uk. We will then advise you on the best course of action. In most cases we will ask you to return the item to us for an exchange or refund.  We cannot take back keepsake animals unless the item is actually faulty.

Please do not return a damaged order to us without contacting us first.

Returns Policy

We cannot accept personalised items back unless they are actually faulty. Please note that there is a wide variation in how the keepsakes come out, due to the very different natures of the fabrics we receive and the final item may well not look exactly like the pictures on our product pages. If you are not happy with your order for any reason please get in touch straight away to discuss it.

Non personalised items can be returned in their original condition and packaging within 14 days of delivery. We will then either replace the item or, if you prefer, offer a full refund of the goods less the original delivery charges. All return postage is the responsibility of the purchaser and we recommend that you obtain a proof of postage receipt from the Post Office.

Our return address is:

Unit 8 Burrington Business Park
Burrington Road
Plymouth
PL5 3LX

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