I've always thought a wedding dress would make great fabric for a traditional baby basinet.  The skirt could feature the beadwork and train.  Maybe some of the fancy bodice would go over the hood...  It'd look awesome.   Also, What about making a christening dress?  If you have a girl, you could use the fabric for her holy communion.  Or, you could dye & re-use the fabric for fashioning a PROM dress....   Mine's still in a box.  I've been divorced for years, but...