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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

DIY Wedding Dresses

Oh wow. A $10,000 Wedding posted the most amazing dress. It started as a $68 dress from Target. With a little DIY flare, it was transformed into a completely stunning ensemble.

I am on the edge of my seat waiting for the tutorial.

If the black is just regular fabric, she may have used Steam-2-Seam like I did for the baby onesie I made a couple weeks ago.

But maybe it's vinyl. Vinyl is much easier to shape because you can cut it with an X-acto knife. That's what I did for the bridesmaid dress I wore in my friend Camella's wedding (see hummingbird below).

Ooh...I hope that tutorial comes out soon. Wow-ee.

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Biz said...

Your bridesmaid dress is FAB. can I see a picture of the whole thing?

Sara E. Cotner said...

Sure. I'll try to upload one right now.

Basically, here's how it went down: My friend Camella had her dress custom-made by Lorna Leedy of Fancy Pony Land who does amazing vinyl applique. Camella asked all of the bridesmaids to buy white dresses and send them to Lorna to do a little applique. However, that was going to cost $100, so I opted to try it myself. Cutting the vinyl was actually much easier than I anticipated (I had only ever worked with cottony fabrics before). I just wish I would have glued it (or something) first because it kept slipping around.

Sara E. Cotner said...

Sorry, my hands are kind of covering it. That's the best picture I've got!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful dress......very different

Modelmental said...

That wedding dress is unbelievable! I'm loving it. Your bm's dress is super cute too, how handy are you?!

Anonymous said...

While my dress didn't cost $38, it did only cost $131. It's a bridesmaids dress, and my friend (who is a designer) is going to spruce it up for me. She'll be embellishing it with fireworks along the base of the dress (I have them tattooed on my back) and some embellishments in the center of the chest. It's such an honor to be able to say "One of my dearest friends made my dress beautiful." That's something worth passing along to my daughter.

Anonymous said...

Wow..! What a beautiful wedding dress. I love it.

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