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Hand-Me-Down Wedding Dress

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Romantic, Retro / Vintage, Eco-Friendly, Formal / Bridal
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What materials did you use? 1 - 1 1/2 yards Off-white Satin 1 - 18" invisible Zipper White Thread

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What are you most proud of? I am most proud of the re-purpose/reuse/recycle idea of garment construction. Clothes back then were so thoughtfully made and I really appreciate that. I believe those pieces should be given a new life and new purpose. The bride actually wore a gown from David's for the ceremony and changed into her mom's dress for the reception. And I replaced the itchy stiff netting from her gown with the lining remnants from her mother's dress. So the bride had her "something old" part covered.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? The planning took the most time. I stared at the dress for a month before coming up with a plan of attack. I studied the dress inside and out, taking the time to deconstruct it. So give your self a fare amount of time to do this project (like 2 months), working on it here and there so as not to get overwhelmed or frustrated.

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Good job Kiyono! Deconstructing is a lot of work and designing too. Grandmas would be proud as I am.

07/18/2012 Flag

Awesome job on the refashion!!

07/19/2012 Flag

This is terrific!! I just love a refashion project, and so well done. Also - your daughter looks just like you!!

02/11/2013 Flag