Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Repurposing Special Moments

A wedding is planned for over several months, or years. It lasts for one very (hopefully) happy day and then the flowers are dried and hung, the presents are opened and used, or regifted. The dress is hung at the back of a closet or preserved, never to be seen again. I always thought the dress was the best part of the whole day and it was sad it wouldn't be reused. These items have been made out of various wedding dresses or special occasion clothes.

This Baptism dress was made out of my wedding dress.

This is the same dress as above on my older daughter.

This outfit was made with new fabrics with buttons from the same wedding dress that was turned into the above Baptism dress. The rest of the dress will be made into a baby girl blessing dress in the future.

These baptism pants were remade from a pair of ordinance pants

This outfit used fabric from the train of a wedding dress for the pants and the buttons on the vest are also from the dress. It has new fabrics for the shirt and vest. The rest of the dress will be turned in a baptism dress to be used next November.
Holding onto the memories of my wedding day keeps them safe but sharing a piece of that precious day with children has made the memories grow by leaps and bounds.

1 comment:

Crystal Burch said...

Wow! You are amazing! (I found you through Jessica.) I am about to pop with my third child. We do not know if we are having a boy or girl but if we are having a girl I have always wanted to use my train for her blessing dress. I'm just not as talented! I'll be emailing you if it's a girl!!!