What can I make from the fabric from my wedding dress's train?
July 5, 2012 10:50 AM Subscribe
I'm having the train removed from my wedding dress-- what can I do with the leftover material as a keepsake?
posted by EmilyClimbs to media & arts (17 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I got my wedding dress from Brides Against Breast Cancer and plan to donate it back there after the wedding. I love the dress but it has a long train and I really want something that looks and feels simpler and less cumbersome, so I'm going to have the train taken off when I go for alterations. Since I won't be keeping the dress, I like the idea of doing something with the material I'll have leftover from the train as a keepsake. It will probably be roughly 2' x 3' or so. It's chiffon with a layer of lace on top that has embroidered, beaded flowers along the hem and scattered throughout the fabric-- pictures: http://tinypic.com/r/es2h5z/6
What are some ideas of what to do with this material? Ideas/suggestions so far: a pillow, a purse/bag, a little cape/shawl. I'm not terribly excited by any of these, so I turn to the brilliant and creative minds of AskMe for inspiration!