Leftover wedding gown ideas

forensicmomNovember 4, 2012

Last year I used my mother in laws 60 year old wedding gown fabric to make a baptism gown for the first great grandchild. I have a decent amount of fabric leftover and would like to make something special for my 5 sister in laws and possibly the female neices for Christmas. Their mother passed away a few years ago and I want to make something for them to remember her. I was thinking hankerchief's but I'm not sure that women in their 50's would have any use for these. Does anyone else have any ideas?

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Annie Deighnaugh

Can you make small bags to be used as a sachet, maybe fill it with dried herbs or potpourri.

Lavender is supposed to help improve sleep, so maybe a small bed pillow filled with dried lavender.

Or maybe make them each a small throw pillow to use on their bed.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2012 at 4:42PM
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Annie Deighnaugh

Maybe make fabric rosettes that can be applied to an evening bag, or use as a hair ornament.

Mother made me a wreath for xmas using fabric leftover from when she made my wedding gown....below is a link to one, though there are many different ways of making one.

Here is a link that might be useful: Fabric wreath

    Bookmark   November 5, 2012 at 6:11PM
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Thanks so much for the ideas. Someone on another board suggested making some sort of angels. ALL of my SIL's love angels so much, which is why I'm leaning towards that. I think I really want to make hankies for the unwed neices and monogram them.

I love the wreath idea but I won't have enough fabric to make wreaths for all 5 sister inlaws and the 8 neices.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2012 at 5:58PM
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You could "mat" small pieces in pretty fabric and then frame the larger square. Then there's plenty for all 13 relatives. I've done something similar with my father's ties.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2012 at 9:46PM
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