- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
Hello Bee’s! This is my first post and I’m super excited! I’ve been lurking since I got engaged two months ago, and just recently made an account. Yay!
I’m a serious bride under a budget. My FH and I are paying for everything, and while we live comfortably, we don’t really have a lot of extra income. However! I am a craftress extrodanaire with a disgusting amount of craft supplies lying around, so I’m hoping to cut a lot of costs. For example, I plan on making all the bouquets and centerpeices, so we’ll have no need for flowers. My Future Mother-In-Law heard I was going to make everything from my flowers to my veil and so gifted me her wedding dress to use.
I was blown away! I tried to say no, thinking she can’t be serious about me decontructing her wedding dress. But she insisted that it’s been in a box in her closet for over 30 years, and it’ll most likely stay there until she passes, in which case we’ll be left sorting her stuff wondering what to do with an old dress anyways. So in the end I accepted. I knew right away, that my first project with it had to be some kind of gift to her. I wanted to make something beautiful that she could display, a way for her to keep part of her dress and remember.
This is what I came up with!
Even the bow is made from part of her dress!
I read a lot of tutorials as I’d never really made flowers out of fabric before. The only bits not from her dress are the green felt leaves, and the pink lace/white eyelet around two of the rose buds. Oh, and the buttons of course.
Pardom the messy kitchen in the background.
Any who, I gave it to her for Mothers day this past May as it’s the first Mother’s day since we got engaged and I think, I hope she really liked it! (We’ve always gotten along, but i did just cut up her wedding dress that she’d be saving so I was super nervous!)
It was also sort of a practice run on arranging flowers and what not. I’m having sooooo much fun making flowers. I’m making felt flowers, crocheted flowers and fabric flowers. Yay for making stuff! And yay for getting married!