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Topic: A canadian willing to cut and dye my wedding dress?  (Read 2561 times)
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« on: December 29, 2007 09:55:33 PM »

Yes, maybe this should go in opportunities, but I want a canadian so not so much shipping back and forth . . . .

My husband (the cheater) and I have just recently seperated after only 6 months of marriage. ANYWAY, I've got this beautiful dress that I don't want to sell because it may curse someone. And I reallllllllllyyyyy loved it. So, I've decided to get it made into a corset top and get it dyed black. Anyone willing to do such a thing? Can it be done with all the beadwork?? I don't really mind TOO much if that has to be taken off. I would definatly like to keep the burgendy colour though on the top strip and the back corset ties . . . yes, it is already a corset backed one. I can send you more pics before you accept. It would also have to be made quite a bit smaller due to my "breaking-up-with-your-husband diet". To save on shipping, maybe I could even cut the skirt off myself . . .

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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2007 10:04:13 PM »

Oh I wish I could help you! Thats a great idea you have to recycle your dress. Not to mention I am sure the finished project would be amazing! My clever idea I had was to burn mine for the same reason of what you are going through! LOL! Hugs to you my friend and best of luck!

« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2007 10:39:17 PM »

OMG, I so was going to burn mine too!!! But it's just tooooo pretty

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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2007 10:52:52 PM »

aww, I remember when you posted all your wedding pictures! the best revenge is living well and it seems that you are determined to do that!

I wish I could help too but I live not in Canada Smiley I'll bet you could even make a little jacket with the skirt part. It could be a full skirt on its own but you might be more likely to wear a little jacket than a big skirt. To slim up the top you'd just have to take in from the sides. The lining might be rough but I am sure someone around here would love a challenge!!!

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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2007 01:06:41 AM »

I'm sorry I can't help but I wanted to say good on you for turning a negative into a positive! Don't let the prick get the joy of knowing you have burned something you really love - turn it into a fabulous merry-widow to show off to your next lover  Wink.

Good luck and I hope you can find your Canadian fairy godmother.


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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2007 11:08:27 AM »

I can't help with the sewing, but thought you might like to know that with Canada Post is actually costs MORE to send to Canada than it does to the US.

I agree that the dress is gorgeous, and that you're awesome to remake it over into something you can enjoy.
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2007 11:45:16 AM »

I'll bet you could even make a little jacket with the skirt part. 

OMG, I never thought of that!!! How clever!!

Ok then, if it would cost more to send in canada, then american crafters welcome!! I'll have to check it out first of course to make sure .  . . I know I could cut out the crinoline from the skirt to lighten it


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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2008 10:11:19 PM »

there must be tailors/seamstresses in your area that would be up for the challenge... check the yellowpages.

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