This gown was worn by seven pervious women in her family. The gown had been altered so many times and the sleeves had been removed and lost. She had a photo of her grandmother - the original purchaser of the gown. I found modern fabric that was the perfect match! And created sleeves to restore the garment to it's original look. Then created a headpiece close to the original.
And monogramed on a label I placed inside the gown, were the names and dates of all the family members that had the honor of wearing it! What a lovely treat to be a part of such family history!