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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. https://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 https://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.
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.


« 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!!!!

« 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!
It is just so stinkin' addictive!
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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.

So many ideas so little time. Will I ever get them all done?
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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!
« 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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