(Closed) Wedding Dress becomes Cocktail Dress?

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery

I don’t have anyone to recommend for the alterations, but I LOVE the idea of making the bottom into a tree skirt! GREAT IDEA!

Post # 4
513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I love your shoes. Tree skirt idea is awesome!


Will you really re-wear the dress? That’s cool too. 

You inspire me

Post # 6
1776 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I think that is a wonderful idea.  That will make for a gorgeous tree skirt.

I had a friend use the fabric from her wedding dress to make her daughter’s christening dress. 

Post # 8
1428 posts
Bumble bee

Oh wow!!! I am LOVING your idea of making the bottom of your dress into a Christmas tree skirt…(totally may be stealing that idea). You could totally hand it down to a future child/children…like every year a different child gets mom’s tree skirt….:)
I don’t know how to suggest help since I don’t know either city well, but I’m sure another bee can help out. I just wanted to chime in and let you know how much I LOVE your idea! My mum keeps her wedding dress in a hope chest, we take it out from time to time to look at it (it used to fit me in highschool when I was a size 1 LOL). I’m gonna google some alterations for you because you totally need to do that, it’s tooo sweet!

Post # 9
3331 posts
Sugar bee

I think that’s a really great idea.  A friend of mine actually suggested cutting my dress off to make a cocktail dress, so I’ve been debating it.  I’ve been having the same problem as you, not sure where to take the dress for the alterations.  And I love the idea of using the bottom as a Christmas tree skirt–I’ve never heard of that before!

Post # 12
968 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
965 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I too, love this idea.  Starting to consider it more – please share any progress or pictures you have of the project!



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