Post # 1
Here’s my idea for what i want to do with my wedding dress – post wedding. I’d love to turn it into a cocktail length dress so it’s possibly re-wearable. However, one of my favorite parts of the dress is the bottom – I love the ribbon detail and want to save it. . . so I’m thinking the part with some of the beading & the pretty ribbons that will be cut off – that can be made into a tree skirt for our Christmas tree so I get to look at it at least a few weeks of every year.
Here’s a photo of my dress:
Sorry but I can’t figure out how to put a photo in my post (the upload files from your computer gives me an error message every time) so please click on this link to see a photo of my dress. You can see the ribbon trim at the bottom in a photo I was able to upload to the weddingbee gallery. It can be found here:
My question is this: has anyone had their wedding dress reincarnated like I’m talking about (even just the cocktail dress part without the tree skirt)? If so, how did you find a seamstress to do these alterations? Recommendations, anyone? I’m willing to travel to find a qualified person (especially if it means getting a good deal!) but bonus points if it’s close to Denver (where I live) or New Orleans (where my family lives).
Post # 12
I think that is a fabulous idea with the cocktail dress and especially the tree skirt!! This thought just occurred to me: will you keep your dress white after it is altered to be a cocktail dress, or would you look into dyeing it a different color? Can that even be done? That would be pretty sweet.
Post # 13
I love this idea. My dress is very plain, so I don’t know that I would personally do it, but if I had a more elaborate dress, I totally would! You’ll use it forever!
Post # 14
I want to do this too! But I am also going to try to dye my dress since I’m not sure I will want to wear a white cocktail dress anywhere. I don’t have a beaded bottom, so I will just toss the extra fabric. I like the tree skirt idea!
My mom is ADAMENT against me doing this to the point she get violently mad. I ask her when has she EVER worn her dress again (or had us try it on) and she said “Well, never, but it is a memory I refuse to have destroyed!” :-/
I will have so many pictures from that day and I LOVE the top of my dress. I know I would rewear it as a cocktail dress.
Post # 15
I too, love this idea. Starting to consider it more – please share any progress or pictures you have of the project!