Saturday, 17 December 2011

Wedding Dress ~ FINAL Transformation


If you are new to Threading My Way, you may not have seen the Wedding Dress I transformed into a smart day dress. That post has generated significantly more traffic to my site, than any other post I have written. I loved reading the comments, as did my daughter. If you were one of the earlier people to post, you may not have seen Tasha's reply to your comments, as to why she wanted to transform this smart day dress into a top.


In short, Tasha doesn't really like wearing dresses. Same as me, she much prefers to wear jeans. How could I argue with her logic. She'd get much more use out of the outfit if it were made into a top to wear over jeans.

So, again Tasha designed, while I sewed. In reality, this transformation was really quite simple and straightforward. Cut the bottom off the dress and make some straps.





Here's how Tasha summed up her thoughts...

So I got to wear part of my WEDDING DRESS again last night. This time to a less formal occasion, an end of year work function. My wedding dress, that was transformed into a formal day dress to wear to a friend's wedding, is now a sparkly top! My ideas were put to my mum, the scissors came out again and straps were added! The best part, is that one day, I will be able to pass this clutch purse on to my daughter. Very special to be able to give my daughter something practical that was made from my wedding dress and recreated into something new by her grandmother!

Tasha is teaching me to think outside the square, to be more adventurous and that it's OK to bend the rules. If you'd like to see more of Tasha's style, she has her own website called Little Ladybird.

17 comments:

  1. I love every step of the transformation. What a great teamwork!
    I had a question in my mind and now I got the answer. I was wondering that many women like to keep their wedding dresses to pass on to their daughters (like I have seen in movies) but I really like Tasha's idea of passing on a more practical version of the outfit that was once her wedding dress transformed by Pam to her daughter..really neat.
    I wish Tasha's business the best success. I hope that she will consider selling patterns in the future because I think some items in her store are very cute..but shipping internationally for them will be quite costly.

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  2. Thats very clever and it looks delightful

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  3. What a wonderful idea. I love the thought of passing the clutch on.

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  4. Really fabulous, I love the final result. I love the idea of passing the clutch on to her daughter one day. Now I'm eyeing my wedding dress and wondering what I can do with it. ;)

    xoxo

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  5. What a perfect idea!! I think it would be a little bit wonderful without trousers... but amazing as well

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  6. Another great transformation! Your daughter has an eye for design and isn't she lucky that you two can team up to produce this.

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  7. looks great!! such a fun way to keep a wedding dress!

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  8. Love it!!!! It really did turn out great! Also love the way you included the word "FINAL" in your title! ;)

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  9. I'm sure it could still be transformed again!! I love dresses but wearing them is a whole different thing!

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  10. This is a great idea! I love the clutch too. That is a sweet heirloom! I'd love if you'd link it up to my party too!

    http://daysofchalkandchocolate.blogspot.com/2011/12/latest-and-greatest-friday-10-christmas.html

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  11. Hi, I really love this trasformation!!!
    The top idea is so clever:-)

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  12. Oh I've loved watching this dress transform. You've done such a great job with it!

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  13. Another beautiful transformation! I wish I could send you my wedding dress for you to work some of your magic!

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  14. I read the original wedding dress refashion post and was so impressed! I'd be to nervous to cut into a wedding dress. That's awesome that her wedding was in Queenstown. I'm from NZ, it's really beautiful there. I love the little clutch!

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    1. Thanks, Zoe. New Zealand is a beautiful country. I've only been there once, but I HAVE to go back again!!

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