Make Stuff: Wedding Dress Refashion

by This is Carrie on March 7, 2009

BEFORE:A 90’s wedding dress collecting dust in a closet.

AFTER:
An new blessing/christening dress that already holds a rich history embedded in each fold of the fabric. (flower pin optional)
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Spool {} March 7, 2009 at 3:23 pm

Beautiful!

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bethany March 7, 2009 at 3:57 pm

Wow! That is amazing! Looks so beautiful!!

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LB3K March 7, 2009 at 4:31 pm

Hi! I have been following your blog for a while. . . I adore your creations and your athletisism inspires me! This is so stunning! I might have to attempt something similar for my baby’s blessing. . .

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Chloe March 7, 2009 at 5:39 pm

Really beautiful work, as usual :)

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Chelsey March 7, 2009 at 6:12 pm

Oh my gosh that turned out so cute! Great job.

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Denise March 7, 2009 at 7:21 pm

Carrie-
The Christening gown is beautiful! What a great way to use the gown to create new memories for the family.
Thanks for the kind comment about Emily…she is doing much better.

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dandelionmama March 7, 2009 at 8:04 pm

Oh Carrie! It’s so pretty- and you’ve given me the best inspiration! My own wedding dress is just collecting dust in it’s box, and I think I will make it into a Temple dress for Abby when we get sealed. Yay! Thank you!

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onehm March 7, 2009 at 9:35 pm

This is gorgeous! I had my wedding dress made into dresses for my two girls and a vest for my son for when we adopted them. It is a treasure and they all felt so special!!
It was the best thing I did with that dress that had just been moving from closet to closet!!

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Brittany March 7, 2009 at 9:56 pm

What a great idea! I already commented on Flickr, but I just think this is so precious. It’s a good idea and it turned out very nice. (I have lots of good ideas, but they usually don’t turn out so nice!)

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This is Carrie March 8, 2009 at 5:12 pm

Love all the wedding dress refashion thoughts out there. Can’t wait to see them come to fruition!

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kristie sessions March 8, 2009 at 10:54 pm

absolute perfection…

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Paulette March 9, 2009 at 3:45 am

Absolutely beautiful….wonderful idea!!

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Grandma March 9, 2009 at 4:39 am

I looked at your wedding picture to decide if that was the under dress for your gown. I couldn’t tell. Is it? Anyway the blessing dress is absolutely beautiful!

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This is Carrie March 9, 2009 at 6:15 am

Mom – Sorry for the confusion — It’s a friends wedding dress and the blessing dress is for her daughter. That’s what I get for my habit on not writing explanations.

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mamade March 9, 2009 at 9:57 pm

Now that is great idea. Beautiful!

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mamade March 9, 2009 at 9:58 pm

Sorry, I know I just posted. Did you use a pattern or is this your own creation? Thanks

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The Rauths March 9, 2009 at 11:46 pm

that is the EXACT reason we preserved my wedding gown! =) makes me smile!

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This is Carrie March 10, 2009 at 1:48 am

mamade – I made it from a pattern I made (based off a vintage baby dress I picked up years ago at a flea market)

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Shannon October 27, 2009 at 7:30 pm

To die!!!

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Alison C May 12, 2013 at 3:08 pm

This is beautiful! I would love to make (or ask baby’s great grandma to make) something similar. Do you have some tips, instructions or a tutorial to help us? I am due in July, and I can’t help but think the lace would be great for a summer blessing gown.

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