Okay, so I didn't make the whole thing, just the prettiest part!!!
I wanted a designer dress so badly, and after sadly slobbering over it for 6 months and not having nearly enough dough to get it, decided to recreate it myself...
this is the link to THE ONE.
So I went to Davids Bridal, bought a similarly shaped and styled base for the gown (for $300 on clearance!!!), then went to JoAnn's for some white silk and spent countless hours on my bed creating silk roses of all shapes and sizes. The DB dress had some crappy flat bow and a crystal cluster attached to the underbust, so I ripped that off (the crystal piece became the closure for my bouquet ribbon) and sewed on 3 of the handmade roses. When it came to the strap part, I thought, "wouldn't it be cool if it was removable?!?" So in order to make that happen, I took a length of white ribbon and randomly attached the rest of my roses to it. Then I added hook and eye closures in strategic places and to my own surprise, I had actually rigged it to work!!!
In the end, I LOVE it. Everything about it. I rocked it with and without the strap, and I love how distressed the roses came out. It turned out to be perfect for me. Along with my wonderful new husband... Ya'll want to see it?
here is a link to the before gown:
and here are the silk flowers just laid out in an arrangement on my bed:
after I attached the first 3:
the strap (threads still hangin' loose...haha I'm lazy):
and in ACTION!!!
c & c always welcome! much love...