Some time ago I asked you all for help to look for inspiration for my dress, but in the end I only made the dress for our e-pics. Things got really crazy with the move, so I couldn’t even start on the dress I had planned for this occasion.
Because my first attempt at finding a budget-friendly, casual beach wedding dress from a store was not successful at all, I told Mr Poodle I could just get a plain dress and transform it. We headed over to Sears and found a long turquoise dress at $9.99. That’s an awesome price to me!
So, this is the dress we bought:
”¦ And the transformation began! I first cut it to the length I wanted, took the necklace straps out and cut two strips out of the leftovers to add to the bottom.
And as usual, while I cut and sewed, Curly slept like a baby!
After I pinned and sewed the bottom ruffles, I cut different sizes of circles to make fabric flowers.
I made 3 different sizes of flowers and played with them on the top of the dress until I was happy with the way they looked.
I sewed the new straps, the flowers, and little beads to the center of the flowers, and TA DA! The dress was ready!!
Here a little close up of the flowers.
And the final pic!
I’m really happy with the way it looks now! So, that’s one thing done on our list of things to do for our legal ceremony!
Next up: Gifts and ceremony preparations!
Previously ”“ The Plan