Post # 1
I reveived a free used wedding dress that ended up being too small since I gained weight. It wasn’t my style either, at all but had BEAUTIFUL bead work. Lots of pretty pearl appliques and details. I have already gotten a beautiful wedding dress so I want to use the details for something, I just don’t know what. I have this long (Like 6 feet) lacey beaded long applique thing and like 10-15 of the actual appliques.
I really want to use them. I am using the fabric of the dress for my bouquet flowers (satin) and I don’t like to be wasteful at all I just can’t figure out what to use the appliques for. I don’t need a sash for my wedding dress, it wouldn’t look right on one.
I want to use these for the wedding I just don’t know how. Any ideas?
Here are pics of some of the appliques, I’m still working on getting the rest off the dress.
And the long like 6ft one
Post # 3
You could make a backdrop for the head/sweetheart table.
You could make a gorgeous tablecloth for the cake table.
Save some of them for a Christening dress.
Make a miniature dress for a doll’s dress.
Use some on the ring bearer pillow or flower girl basket.
Post # 4
Tablerunner with the 6ft one
Turn one of the smaller ones into a ribbon headband (sew onto ribbon with clear thread, took me maybe 10min to do mine)
Post # 5
Yep, definitely a table runner.
Post # 6
@julies1949: those are great ideas, I was going to suggest the ring pillow and table cloths and you beat me too it. Great minds think alike 🙂
Post # 7
I see a tablerunner too. Sewing the smaller pieces together would also make a pretty neat disjointed runner for the cake table or another table.
Post # 8
It could also be used for wraps for the boquets, “fascinators” for the bridesmaids dresses, portions of the table decor (depending on how many tables), headbands, flower girls, boutinerres (that is NOT the right spelling!)… So many opportunities!!
I had thought I wanted a lace dress, and ended up getting completely opposite, however, my invitiations and center pieces will be have lace or lace-like qualities.