13 June 2010

recycled wedding dress


More shed activities today! I have a large collection of vintage dresses as I mentioned before, and I was hoping that one of them would do as my wedding dress. Most of them don't suit me for one reason or another but mostly because I am the height of a 12 year old and all the wrong proportions!


I have one that I really liked, the fabric is beautiful but the construction of the top half was not flattering! So I completely took it all apart and removed the sleeves and the lining. 
I bought it from Ebay a few years ago just for the large amount of vintage silk, and surprisingly I won it for just £2.99. It was a deep cream colour, and although it didn't smell, I washed it anyway, and to my surprise the water turned brown and the dress turned white!
It had some large holes which I patched up and I had the idea to sell it, but luckily I never got around to it!


it is almost finished already! I can't show it to you yet though... (Ha ha! I have made it sound amazing but it is actually quite a simple dress!!)


I am concerned about the size of Plimsoll's belly these days...she used to be so thin! 
This is her favourite pose...what a Lady indeed!

10 comments:

  1. How exciting ! Your radio looks rather lovely by the way xox

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  2. hilarious! kitty-love is the best...
    xoxo-jade

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  3. What a lovely day of sewing it looks like you had! I hand sew sitting just as you are, cross legged on a chair, cushion or sofa. I wonder how many other people do?

    I am intrigued to see the results!

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  4. What a lovely day of sewing it looks like you had! I hand sew sitting just as you are, cross legged on a chair, cushion or sofa. I wonder how many other people do?

    I am intrigued to see the results!

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  5. Can't wait to see the finished dress.
    Oh and are you sure there are not some growing little balls of fluff in that pussy cats belly? :)

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  6. Stopping by to tell you that I have an award for you on my blog. Have a lovely weekend.

    xo Erin

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  7. sounds wonderful. i love the vintage wedding dress concept and to re-work it and make it your own is even better.
    i also note that your cat is never too far from your creative activities... makes me want to get one again after our very loyal, black cat named 'burman' disappeared a couple of years ago. we still miss her.

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  8. That cat is hilarious! can't wait to see the dress :)

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  9. I remember you asking for ideas for your wedding, think this site might be useful: http://www.lovemydress.net/blog/vintage-weddings/

    Can't wait to see your dress!

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  10. Hi Artemis
    Been on holiday for a while and am playing catch-up with other blogs...missed the whole bit about you getting married! Well, congratulations to the pair of you. Can't wait to see what the dress looks like - I'm sure it will be special, purely because you made it!

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