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#1 Danyelle

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    Posted 08 April 2009 - 09:44 AM

    Hi,

    I intend on having a fairly simple dress for my beach wedding and want to be able to alter it and maybe dye it to wear as my formal dress on cruises or other events. (no TTD shoot for me)

    I just don't know if it is a realistic thought or not, haha.

    So....Has anyone successfully altered their wedding gown into a dress that's wearable later on?

    #2 BachataBride

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      Posted 08 April 2009 - 10:08 AM

      I have not done it...but I am considering it!! I loved my dress & think it would look fab as a knee length cocktail dress!! Maybe in black...but I was thinking something more bright!! I'm not sure what is involved though...it might not be possible...& it might cost a fortune since it is a wedding dress (seamstress's see wedding dress & think chi-ching!$!$!$)
      By the way...you could still do a TTD & keep the dress...the dress will be fine - as long as it doesn't get torn!!

      #3 Danyelle

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        Posted 08 April 2009 - 10:14 AM

        Yeah the cost is definitely a factor. I want to keep my dress forever though so I've got to do something with it.

        #4 BachataBride

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          Posted 08 April 2009 - 10:16 AM

          Yeah...and keep the extra material that you cut off for your child's christening gown! Ideally that's what I would like to do!! We'll see!! Mine's still hung up in my closet & still needs dry cleaning!!!

          #5 Danyelle

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            Posted 08 April 2009 - 10:28 AM

            So funny that you say that, I was planning on making a pillow for our first child's crib with the excess material since I doubt that a) i'll christen my child and B) there will be enough for a cute dress.
            A woman I know cut up her wedding gown and made dresses for her twin daughters for easter.

            #6 lil_miss_frogg

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              Posted 08 April 2009 - 10:57 AM

              Do you have a picture of your dress? I think if I had a picture I could visualize something better. Maybe give you some options.....I think if you took it to one of those (no offense) Asian alteration places they tend to be less expensive when it comes to alterations.
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              #7 Danyelle

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                Posted 08 April 2009 - 11:03 AM

                Hi lilmissfrog, I don't even have a dress yet. Just curious if it has been successfully done by others.

                #8 BachataBride

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                  Posted 08 April 2009 - 11:07 AM

                  Well...I will keep you posted if I do it!! I was thinking of doing it for my AHR this summer...but I don't know!??

                  #9 lil_miss_frogg

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                    Posted 08 April 2009 - 02:58 PM

                    Oh....HaHa! Then I guess you can't post pictures. I think if you use your imagination you can figure out turn any dress into something else.
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                    #10 Soon To Be Mrs. Gomez

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                      Posted 08 April 2009 - 03:25 PM

                      I think that's a good idea.




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