Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Re-purpose that dress!
Sometimes I lay in bed at night and think about crafty things. Or something triggers an idea. I have a friend who mentioned the other day that she was planning on doing a "trash the dress" photo shoot next summer. She got married this past summer, and has a gorgeous gown. I had only recently heard of this new thing called "trash the dress". It kind of horrified me. Why on earth would you destroy a beautiful dress just because you don't think it will be passed down, or worn ever again by someone else? I could think of a half a dozen things right off the top of my head that you could do with the gown.
So I googled my idea this morning, and there is of course people out there with the same thoughts as me. Use the fabric from the gown to make other things instead of destroying it. It will mean more down the road I think.
Here are some ideas I thought of, as well as ideas by others.
1. christening gowns for your children
2. purses and garter belts (In this example the dress was owned by a woman that had held on to her gown hoping her daughter would wear it someday. The purses and garter belts were made for her 3 grand daughters.
3. pretty lingerie
4. pretty pillows
6. Donate the dress to someone that can't afford a dress
7. Use the fabric in a quilt
8. Have a bear made
9. have the dress dyed and remade into another formal gown.
11. Christmas ornaments
and best of all
12. A Halloween Costume ( fashion some spiky scales and a spiky tail, and you could go as bridezilla! :) lol!
I didn't have a traditional wedding gown, but wore a dress that had special meaning for me. If I had bought the traditional wedding gown, I would definitely have re-purposed it!
Ok I thought I had better revise this in case I offend someone
I thought some more about my posting from this morning, and I failed to make mention of what if the marriage goes wrong, and the dress has no meaning at all. I mean someone that purchases a beautiful dress is hoping that the decision they made to get married is the right one, but there is always the chance that things go wrong.
I think, and this is just my opinion that giving the dress to someone else, or donating would be the best option. Or, you might have given your ex a creative outlet to make some big bucks at your expense.
I ran across this website in my research this morning. It is funny, but sad at the same time.
My Ex Wife's Wedding Dress