Repurpose! · Sewing · Up-cycle · Wedding · Wedding dress

Hell Yes to This Dress!

You guys, I made a wedding dress!


About a year ago my cousin Beth asked me if I would make her wedding dress. I honestly can’t remember how it came up, but I immediately and obviously said yes to the dress. It was without a doubt the greatest undertaking of my sewing career –and let’s be real, I’ve made some serious shit–The dress is up-cycled from a very 1990s-boxy-polyester-nightmare. I used it as an understructure and for the base fabric of the corset. The rest of the fabric is silk and purchased — white chiffon over cream organza with Chantilly lace around the hem and belt. Something old and something new, right?

Alright lace! Time for your close up!
Can you see my hand stitching? Yeah… I didn’t think so.

Oh and I added a liiiiiiittle surprise! SOMETHING IS BLUE AND IT’S THE LINING!

Muahahahaha! She was so surprised!

I toiled away for months and hundreds of hours and just when I was about to give up all hope a gorgeous dress magically emerged from my tears. Hahaha! And I would do it all again a million times over for my sweet and beautiful cousin Beth.

Isn’t she lovely?!
I love the cute little bow in the back! Haha, and the iPhone shadow!

More photos to come! I have been waiting to write this post for months and I just couldn’t wait any longer.


3 thoughts on “Hell Yes to This Dress!

  1. Sarah, you never cease to amaze me. Your hard work and talent has always been inspiring. Hope all is well!

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