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« on: July 01, 2010 10:27:04 AM »

Bed Sheet Wedding Dress

If you have been anywhere near the wedding board in the last three months you know I got married on June 20th. My husband (he he he) and I just purchased our first home so we didnt have much money to throw at a wedding. So we did everything ourselves. Here is a the post of all the things I made for the wedding. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=351706.msg4103869#msg4103869

Among the things I made is my wedding dress. It went through several evolutions. I made the first dress here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=342189.msg3971893#msg3971893
And I was pleased with it, but since I knew I could make one I decided to play around. One of the issues with the first dress was that I had no idea how to hem bias satin. Someone suggested I just leave it and I realized I really like the frayed cloth look.

Then someone gave us a set of really nice Egyptian cotton white sheets. They felt great but I cant stand white sheets. We live in the desert and nothing white stays white for long. So I got the idea to try another dress.
 I used the pattern for the first dress for the skirt and designed the pleated top myself.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=345829.msg4024804#msg4024804
The only problem with this dress is that after I finished hand sewing the quarter million rectangles (ok Im not sure how many there were but there were a lot) I realized I hated the bottom ruffle. So I took them all off and ironed them flat. I took the fitted sheet and added length and a train then enlisted the help of two bridesmaids to sew petals on the bottom.
Ta da!

Behold my bed sheet wedding dress.

I love the crisp pressed cotton look paired with he frayed edges. I don't think I could have bought a dress I liked better. and the best part...it was free. I had to buy two spools of white thread but that's it (aside from many many man hours)










My daddy walking me down the isle




I almost forgot that I made the headband and shoes out of the sheet scraps.
I took the pleating off because I decided it looked like one of those weird baby head garter things.


And the shoes started as $6 Target flip flops.







 






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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2010 12:30:17 PM »

 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked WOW, najaorma  Shocked Shocked!!!!

You look absolutely stunning. I just can't believe that incredible dress started as a sheet!! What an amazing transformation.

The way you did your shoes is also so clever! Ingenious is actually a better word.

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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2010 12:38:12 PM »

wish i'd known about crafster when i got married and was sewing more! i could have shown this to my mom and then fiancee to convince them that it was possible to spend VERY little money and still get a great dress! don't get me wrong, i ended up loving my dress, but THIS IS AMAZING! elegant, beautiful, perfect and VERY reasonably priced! congratulations!!!
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2010 01:03:19 PM »

Never has a bed sheet looked so beautiful!  I never would have guessed it was a sheet!!  And the shoes?  Brilliant!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2010 01:32:57 PM »

I love love love this!!
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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2010 02:50:38 PM »

Absolutely amazing, and you look beautiful!
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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2010 05:23:39 PM »

This is amazing great job. And so crafty of you. You look incredible.
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« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2010 08:22:01 PM »

Amazing!  Wow - this is really impressive.  Fantastic job and you look beautiful!
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« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2010 12:40:58 AM »

This is just stunning. All of your efforts were definitely rewarded. It inspires me to experiment more with my sewing. And a belated congratulations on your marriage. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2010 11:09:10 AM »

That is awesome!  Love the shoes!
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« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2010 03:06:32 PM »

Incredible job on everything!  I especially loved the shoes!!  I would have never thought of that!

Oh, and congratulations!!  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2010 10:49:59 PM »

You look amazing in that!
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« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2010 08:08:25 AM »

Perfection! Love the petal detailing on the bottom.
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« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2010 07:52:39 PM »

omg amazing! and you did wear it for your wedding! AWESOME! great!
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« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2010 08:48:21 PM »

You are a beautiful bride! I wish I had thought to make a bride dress out of sheets. Your dress is gorgeous!
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« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2010 05:50:27 PM »

It proves once again that simple can be so beautiful! Lovely dress, and you were a radiant bride! Congratulations!
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« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2010 07:57:15 AM »

Thank you everyone for all the kind sentiments  Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2010 12:36:53 PM »

love love love this! you looked wonderful!  Grin
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« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2010 01:31:57 PM »

The dress looks amazing!
You looked so pritty!
Glad you had a great wedding.
Always nicer to make the stuff for your wedding.
We did the same thing 10 years ago Jun 24. We made almost everything for are wedding.
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