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items to make from a wedding dress?

sueb | Posted in General Discussion on

Upon doing my annual spring cleaning I came across the box under the bed that I have my wedding dress stored in.  I was married 13 years ago and the dress has been under the bed ever since.  I have no children and don’t plan on having any and have no-one to pass this dress on to.  Upon inspection after breaking the seal on the box I discovered a wine stain in the front of in anyway that apparently the cleaner to cleaned and sealed the dress for me didn’t get out.  Anyway, I’m thinking about taking the dress apart and am looking for some fun and different ideas of what to do with the fabric, lace and beaded applique’s that are on it.  Has anybody done this before – any suggestions?




  1. vocrn | | #1

    Fancy little evening bag.

    Throw pillow.

    I know someone who made a kitchen door curtain from a pair of bloomers bought at a flea market...is there a room that could use a snazzy curtain, or just a valance or swag?

  2. HeartFire | | #2

    how about using the lace pieces to put on a nightgown? or fancy up a t-shirt?

    1. sueb | | #3

      great ideas !  I supposed I could dye the material to change the colors instead of leaving them white.  I like that fancy t shirt idea - I could maybe even do something with a denim jacket or something.

  3. suesew | | #4

    How about photo album or guest book covers with lace trim. I just made a first communion dress out of a wedding dress. Any nieces or friends with children?

    1. mem1 | | #5

      how about cutting it down and making it into the dream dress up dress a little girl could have and donateing it for a raffle at your local primary school as a fund raiser??

      1. GALEY | | #6

        My friend's mother used the train of her wedding gown to make a very ornate Christmas stocking, which is a very popular item in the south (Louisiana).  If your relatives and friends wouldn't enjoy that, every charity group I know has some kind of auction or bazaar.

  4. SewTruTerry | | #7

    I know that you said that you are not going to have any children but some thoughts for nieces nephews or significant friends childrens would be to make a christening gown and teddy bears.  I did this once for a client and embroidered love grandma on the bears.  They were a big hit. You could also make these and give them to a charity to benefit children.

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