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Thread: bridal gown

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    Am new to this talk forum. I did something that I found very hard to do. I cut up my old wedding dress (from 1956) and made teddy bears out of it for the girls and grandgirls. For the boys, I used regular bears and put a cumberband of satin and a bow tie of the lace. Had to keep it manly. The hardest part was making the first cut on the dress. I did not know what else to do with it; one dil had worn it but I got it back and there it sat. The bears are all done and I think they turned out really adoreable. Would do it again and have a lot of lace and satin left - how many sachets can I make out it the leftovers? lol

    Lee (aka Tinkerbell)

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    Ring bearer pillows when each one gets married, my Christmas stockings have part of my daughters' wedding dress scraps, heart shaped tree ornaments - the list goes on.

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    Wow, you're brave! I'm all for not wasting anything, but can't imagine cutting up my wedding dress or my mom's. They're both in boxes in my closet. But I sure do like the idea of everything continuing to be used and cherished... out in the open... not in storage. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose
    Ring bearer pillows when each one gets married, my Christmas stockings have part of my daughters' wedding dress scraps, heart shaped tree ornaments - the list goes on.
    Those are all great ideas.

    I've been married 23.5 years. My dress is at my parents house. it's never going to be worn again and lately have found myself wondering if there's anything I could do with it worthwhile. My daughter has made it clear she will not want to wear it (fine by me)......

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    I have my daughter in laws dress that I made for her about 15 years ago...She died 3 years ago...Last summer when my grandson came for a visit, I showed him the dress..I offered to make him a pillow to sleep with...but he sat quietly for a few minutes and then he said...'Meme save it until I get married...My wife may want to wear it...But if she doesn't ,then we can decide what to do then...He is only 7 years old...I still have the dress and will have it until he needs it...

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    My daughter had me cut up her wedding dress and make a christening dress for her daughter. It was very difficult to make that first cut in the fabric, but the christening dress turned out very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p38flygirl
    I have my daughter in laws dress that I made for her about 15 years ago...She died 3 years ago...Last summer when my grandson came for a visit, I showed him the dress..I offered to make him a pillow to sleep with...but he sat quietly for a few minutes and then he said...'Meme save it until I get married...My wife may want to wear it...But if she doesn't ,then we can decide what to do then...He is only 7 years old...I still have the dress and will have it until he needs it...
    Aww that brought tears! What a sweet little boy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    Quote Originally Posted by p38flygirl
    I have my daughter in laws dress that I made for her about 15 years ago...She died 3 years ago...Last summer when my grandson came for a visit, I showed him the dress..I offered to make him a pillow to sleep with...but he sat quietly for a few minutes and then he said...'Meme save it until I get married...My wife may want to wear it...But if she doesn't ,then we can decide what to do then...He is only 7 years old...I still have the dress and will have it until he needs it...
    Aww that brought tears! What a sweet little boy!
    I have tears too. He's so young to experince a loss like that.

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    I still have mine after 40 1/2 years. It is knee length, and my mom handsewed lace around the neck and cuffs. I want to do something with it, but can't decide what. I also have a peautiful lavendar beaded sari that my daughter in law gave to my mother-in-law. Thought I would make wall hangings but am afraid to cut the top for fear all the beads will come off, so it hangs beside my wedding dress.

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    I had two sons so my wedding gown is still in its storage box. Both my DDILs were not my size....I am only 5'2". Not sure if my DGD, who is only 2 now, will every want to wear the gown. It has been stored for 37 yrs so I will have to look and see if it is in any shape to cut up and use in something special for grandkids. Thanks for all the suggestions.

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