Wedding Dress Converted to Heirloom Gifts
Susan Patricia decided to take full advantage of the materials from her dress when she sent it to us. She wanted a variety of items made for her children, grandchildren and future grandchildren. We made a couple of wedding garters, some embroidered kerchiefs and a ring pillow. We pulled the satin binding from three baby blankets and replaced it with the satin from the wedding dress. We also made a couple of sashes for future wedding bouquets, a Christmas ornament and a couple of zippered storage pouches.
We took the outside edges of some of the lace and created a satin ribbon to make the garters
The kerchiefs for her daughters have lace trim. All three kerchiefs were embroidered with the recipient’s initial and “Love Mom” on them.
We pulled the original binding off these blankets and put new binding made from the WD satin. We also added and embroidered heart label
The ornament was made from a mix the veil tulle and some of the bits of lace and beadwork from the WD.