(Closed) Repurposing the dress

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

What a dress! And what an adorable dog! The only thing I can possibly think of doing is removing most of the tulle and dyeing it to make it an evening dress of sorts, if you have fancy events to wear it.

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

msdenverbee:  if you don’t want to keep it you could donate it to a local charity that makes outfits/swaddles out of them for stillborn babies. I only just heard about this and that is what I am in process of doing with mine. I had a stillborn nephew so this is something close to my heart.

Beautiful dress By The Way….you look stunning in it!

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

The Vermont Teddy Bear Company can take the dress and make a couple of dress replicas of your dress out of the fabric.  They have done this before in the past. That way you can have the dress (on a teddy bear) in a smaller size and even have a couple for you future children and/or grandchildren.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

msdenverbee:  Beautiful! There are so many things you can do. You can make little girls dresses with the tulle. You can make a door wreath with tulle. Look up DIY tulle crafts, I bet there’s a ton you can find. Unless you’d prefer to donate and let an underpriveliged bride feel beautiful.

cmsgirl:  How sweet!!! My aunt had a stillborn, so that makes this idea trult touching.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

misslioness:  OMG that is so cool!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Have you thought of framing it as an artwork in your home or your dressing room:

 

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

My mother turned some of my scraps into a quilted ball tree ornament.  I think it could be feasible to do with yours, using the sparkly top as trim or the center – she used the bridesmaid dress scraps for contrast as well.

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Another option if you don’t mind destroying the dress would be to unpick all the beadwork and pour it into the bottom of clear baubles, then stuff some fo the tulle on top to fill.  I’d probably do something like that if I had all the sparklies on mine, but purchased a plain dress.  I like the idea that it would come out for the pleasant memories once a year, but otherwise be out of the way.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I’m making my husband take me for photos in our wedding clothes every year for our anniversar…. til we no longer fit into them!

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 8 months ago by  SomeBlonde.
Post # 12
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Helper bee

annelise210516:  i love this!!!!!! going to think about this when i have a huge closet!!

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

msdenverbee: if I remember right you have to call them for custom orders.  

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