(Closed) My Nonna’s Gown…a 50’s Restoration

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
8 posts
  • Wedding: April 2012

@new york bride 13:  You probably could. At the very least you could use some fabric, and add it to a new dress maybe? I have nothing left from my Nonna, but I am using a pendant of hers on my bouquet, on my wedding day ๐Ÿ™‚

Good luck! I hope you can find someone who can help ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
2316 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Old Stone House in Brookyn

I hope it works out for you! That would be amazing.

Post # 5
46451 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Do a search here on WeddingBee for “my mother’s dress”. You will find some gtreat examples.

Post # 7
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@new york bride 13:  Sorry to hear about that, but don’t lose hope! You may be able to repurpose parts of it. I got my grandma’s 50 yr old dress, but it was stained yellow due to years of smoking. We cut off what we could salvage, and oxycleaned the heck out of pieces of it. Part of the lace we used on the ring bearer’s pillow, and the crinoline I dyed blue and used under my ‘going away’ dress.

Hopefully you can use parts of it, even what she’s already cut up. There are lots of ways to incorporate pieces, I hope that they’re still able to be worked in. 

Post # 9
5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I can’t wait to see pictures!!!

Post # 10
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I hope that you are able to do so. I have a Nonna (I call her Noni) and her weddind dress also didn’t make it to today. She thinks she remembers donating it. But she still has her pearl headpiece that I’ll be wearing on my wedding day with my Mom’s veil. I’m sure you’ll be able to incorporate some part of what you have left into your wedding day outfit. 

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