Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Trash the Dress Tutorial

This is meant to be more of an inspiration than a true tutorial.

One guy, one time, one dress.
This is the idea behind trash the dress.  YES your wedding dress.  I heard about brides trashing the dress is some fun fashion and taking pictures of it the day after the wedding.  Well my wedding wasn't yesterday and there was no way I would fit into again.  So I cut mine apart and am making multiple projects out the satin and beading.
You know it is a pain to store the dress and even though we all hope our daughters will want to wear ours, that is not the case very often.  So let me gently nudge you to this idea.  The projects are unlimited but here is a photo journey of my trashing.




The pillow and bag are not mine, They are my to do projects.  I also made a picture from for my mom with the matting as the silk, a picture of my family now, and a rosette from the silk and beading.

I know this sounds off, but it was very therapeutic and I don't regret it a minute, cause I love the projects I have made even more (and they take up less room than storing the whole dress)

5 comments:

Carinne said...

I will be "trashing" my dress and turning it into a baptism for my daughter next year.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I have my dress and my daughter's dress stored and I think you just gave me the okay to make something out of both of them!!

onlymehere said...

I still just can't do it. It holds too many memories and sometimes I just have to hug the dress and remember what used to be. Sigh...maybe someday, but I doubt it.

Vesuviusmama said...

And alas, I have no daughters. But I SO love my dress. I try it on every so often. It still looks nice, except for the fact that I can't zip it up...

Judy Bagwell said...

I don't have a "wedding" dress to trash because we went uber casual at our wedding. My friend (who has all boys) trashed her dress. She kept enough of the material to make the boys a ring pillow for their weddings. The rest of the material was given to a group that makes burial clothing for tiny premie babies that don't live. I thought that was a great way to help someone.