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Thread: Using your wedding gown as fabric

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    Super Member DA Mayer's Avatar
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    Has anyone made anything using a wedding gown as fabric?

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    A friend of mine wants me to make a christening gown out of hers - I'm scared!

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    no, but I would love to see one :-)

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    I haven't, but I would really like to do something with mine.

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    I need to do something with mine too. I am sure my dds will want to pick out their own new dresses when the time comes anyway.

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    I now have two wedding dresses hanging in closets - my own and my daughters. My daughter's was satin and had some embroidery on it - blues and greens mostly - towards the bottom of the skirt. It also had a shawl - also satin and lightly embroidered. When she said she wouldn't wear the shawl I laughed and told her I'd make a quilt for her first baby out of it. Fast forward 8 years and I did exactly that - a baby quilt from that shawl. When she opened the gift at her shower she broke into tears. Said, "I've been thinking of this, but didn't think there was any way you remembered." A MOTHER? Not REMEMBERING? Ha!

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    I was wondering the same thing? I have my sisters wedding dress, that I would love to make a quilt with it and give it to my nephew. I would like to see pictures. I don't know if I could cut up a wedding dress though.

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-76236-1.htm
    This link is worth a look:)

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    I have made a couple out of weddign dresses and they turn out bezutifully.... I currently have a HUGE cathedral train that I plan to make a quilt out of. I obtained it from a dress that I altered and the girl didnt want the train at all and gave it to me... I had thought of making the wedding quilt for her... but she has expessed " it's really not my style"...... ok... happy me.. I think they are beautiful!

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    do a search here and also on google. There are ideas and pics out there.

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    I didn't cut up a wedding dress but made my own and sved extra fabric and made a chrstening bonnet and a new skirt for the antique bassinetts, but I think I may take a look at them at salvation army and try something

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    My DIL had me make a christening gown for her 1st baby girl from the fabric from the skirt of her wedding dress. Then she had twin boys and I also made their christening outfits from more of the fabric. They were all very precious. She still has the bodice of the wedding dress, and most of the ornate lace that was on it. I have told her that when her daughter gets married if she could wear the bodice I could put a new skirt on it. But I think that was a wonderful use of the fabric rather than to just have the dress sealed up in a box.

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    I'm taking mine to a consignment store to sell it so I'll have $ for cottons for quilting. I've made a couple of wedding growns for friends/family. Been there done that! No more slippery fabric for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DA Mayer
    Has anyone made anything using a wedding gown as fabric?
    This is a beautiful example, but working with silk/satin could be tricky.


    http://www.quiltsbycindy.com/weddingdress.htm

    I think there have been a couple threads here on the board about this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammatjr
    Quote Originally Posted by DA Mayer
    Has anyone made anything using a wedding gown as fabric?
    This is a beautiful example, but working with silk/satin could be tricky.


    http://www.quiltsbycindy.com/weddingdress.htm

    I think there have been a couple threads here on the board about this.
    I looked at this site, wish pictures were better. Thanks for posting

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    I have a friend that turns wedding gowns into beautiful quilts. I just wish I had a picture to show you.

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    My SIL made gd's christening dress from dd's wedding dress. It was gorgeous. That was what my niece wanted done with...why leave it in closet.

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    I made a christening dress that all my granddaughters have worn. Since the fabric had flowers embossed on it, I didn't think it was appropriate for my grandsons, so I purchased fabric for them.

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    I made my wedding dress, and was just informed by my daughter that i am NOT allowed to deconstruct it to something else. So much for thinking out loud. Creative juices just started flowing.

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    I used the scraps left over to make the quilt in my avatar for my niece's baby. She was very close to my mother whom passed away, and I ended up with her fabric remnants. Some of those remnants also went into this quilt.

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    My daughter asked me to take her gown and make a christening gown. Used a Vogue pattern and it is just beautiful. Will be using it again by Easter- new granddaughter.

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    I cut my wedding dress and made each of my 3 daughters a bridal purse with the satin and lace. Only 1 daughter has gotten married so far but, the purses are ready when they are. lol

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    Great ideas as I bought a huge size wedding dress at a garage sale for $1 - it wasn't the cleanest - but has tons of lace, beads, etc. on it and I figured that $1 was well spent.

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    Our local newspaper had a letter to the editor, giving thanks to some mother of two boys who wanted to donate her wedding dress to the group that made burial gowns for newborns to help the parents better remember their little lost love.

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    My sisters used my sisters wedding gown for a quilt for her second grand baby. It was absolutely gorgerous. Maybe she has photos I can post. I will ask.

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