wedding dress made into first communion dress *pics*

huggybear_2008September 20, 2008

I used my neice's 24 year old wedding dress to make my grand daughter her First Communion Dress.. Here are the results.

Here is a link that might be useful: http://s189.photobucket.com/albums/z82/route8joanc0904/wedding%20dress%20into%20first%20communion%20dress/

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kathi_mdgd

Very nice,and cute little girl.

A couple months ago i finally gave my 50 year old wedding dress to the Disabled Vets thrift store.I kept hoping someone would be able to wear it someday,but the girls today are bigger in almost every way than i was back then,and i don't mean any direspect by that.
Kathi

    Bookmark   September 20, 2008 at 4:48PM
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huggybear_2008

kathi, I know what you mean.. I used all the wedding dress, except I did have to made a new bodic...and then I added the wedding dress cap sleeves and took the ruffel from the wedding dress and added to the front of the dress.. This little grand daughter is a little on the plump side and my neice was about a size 2... the dress back was longer than the front so I did have to do some fancy foot work there to make it work.. I also was able to use the netting from the dress for her vail..then I just added some ribbons and little tiny rose buds to the waist band which was a new piece and a large bow in the back.. I also added some rose buds to each stremer of ribbon down the front of the dress. It sure did save her mother a ton on money.. as the rest of the girls dresses cost almost $100.00 or more and our cost aprox.. $6.00.. I was lucky the wedding dress was not realy fancy and I was able to wash the dress... believe it or not.. before I started.. which worked out great.. I am all for recycle when ever I can..
Thanks for looking
Huggybear

    Bookmark   September 20, 2008 at 5:49PM
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kathyg_in_mi

Wow! I'm impressed! Great job!
Kathy G in MI

    Bookmark   September 21, 2008 at 10:22AM
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teresa_nc7

Beautiful first communion dress! You did a lovely job on it!

Teresa

    Bookmark   September 21, 2008 at 12:15PM
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