(Closed) Lace from Mom’s dress

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

woah! that’s awesome!

you could use lace on a ring bearer’s pillow if you’re using/making one, or you could DIY a card box wrapped in the silk with lace accents, you could wrap your and your bm’s bouquettes and the guys’ bouts in the lace, there’s SO MUCH you could do!

If you haven’t already bought a dress, the sheath underneath actually looks pretty salvagable (from, you know, these two photos) – if you were thinking of a simpler dress, you could totally work from that and have a seamstress pretty it up! Or you could take it up and use it as a rehearsal dress 🙂

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

That’s a pretty dress your mama wore 🙂 I like your ideas a lot! I might do the bouquet wrap with my gradma’s dress as well.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Oh, too bad you don’t want a mantilla… You could totally do it out of that dress!  But the above suggestions are good ones 🙂

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

omg! you could totally have a seamstress do something awesome with this dress! I personally would make it strapless on top and a slight mermaid on the bottom.

You have to post pics of what you do.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You can use the material to make a clutch too – perhaps something along these lines?

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

@Serya- Good call on the clutch. I second clutch!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I don’t have any great ideas to add, but what an awesome thing to do.

It’s not to do with the lace, but I plan on replacing one of the buttons on my dress with one from my mothers dress, as my something old.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

If your dress has underskirts you could add the lace to make them pretty! My dressmaker is making me a petticoat and I plan on having our names and the date embroidered on it in blue thread as my “something blue”.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

my mom’s dress looked just like that….

before i ripped out every seam in the thing and now i’m getting ready to make it into my rehearsal dinner dress and my daughter’s dress to walk me down the aisle in! i’m using the cuffs to wrap my bouquet in and i’m using the lace to accent the rehearsal dress and for ribbon headbands for all of the girls in the wedding party.

i’m definitely interested to see what you do with your moms dress!!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

you should look thru dress patterns and see if you can remake it into another special occasion dress… or an after party/ reception dress like i am… i found the pattern for… $2 so this project is costing me…. $2… lol thats DIY you cant help but love!

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Your mother’s dress looks EXACTLY like my mother’s!!!  Sadly, she was 2 sizes smaller than me when she got married, in 1982 as well!!!  lol  I love the idea of making it into a clutch or a hair accent that you could maybe use again.  The bouquet idea is great but I would want something that I wouldn’t just trash after the wedding.

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