(Closed) Chopping up Grandma’s dress. Advice?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

I like the pillow idea and the dyed jacket idea if it fits.  I’ll be cutting a piece of my mom’s wedding dress and sewing it into the inside of mine, but no one will see it.  Are you wearing anything in your hair, like a hair flower or fascinator that you could add some of the lace to?

 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

maybe have piece of the fabric inside his pocket of the jacket. dont know what the technical term is.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@asianyoushi:  a pocket square is a great idea

Have you thought about having a hankerchief made out of it for yourself? They could use some of the lace on around the edges.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Please don’t cut up the crinoline, it is so beautiful and I have never seen one like it.  If I saw that online, I would snap that up in a cold minute.  I could really see you using part of the skirt, the last pic, as part of the pillow or pocket square.  You are so lucky to have the options, what beautiful peices.  If you want to try to soften the fabric, try soaking them in fabric softener water and just rinsing them.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Do you have your Rehearsal Dinner dress yet? You could get a retro dress in her honor and wear the crinoline under it.

Use the overlay to make a wrap for yourself.

You could use a small pice of the lace to make yourself a hairpiece flower.

Use all the lace to make flowers and make a bouquet of fabric flowers.

Use the lace to make a parasol or bag for the flower girl if you are having one.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

i love the pillow idea πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

can you incorporate any of it into a flower girl outfit?

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

@indibee:  it definitely could become a family heirloom haha

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I had a vision last night of you with the crinoline spread out in a circle on the cake table. It was surrounding the most beautiful vintage style wedding cake elevated on a large tree slab. What do you think? Too much?

Ot you could use the lace overlay to make a runner or overlay for the sweetheart or head table.

Post # 15
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Busy bee

How about using the lace to wrap the stems of your bouquet? 

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