Last year I wanted to come up with a special gift for my sister-in-law, using the bridesmaid dress from her wedding. I was 8 months pregnant with our son Remy during her wedding, so there was no wearing the dress again! After deciding on Christmas stockings and a table runner, I set out to find pink ribbon, buttons and embroideries. I can’t sew to save my life, so my grandma did all the work (thanks grandma)! But hey! Were talking about my great idea…right?! This is a great gift idea for a bride, who would otherwise never see her wedding colors again, except for pictures which isn’t really the same. Wedding colors never look as vibrant in the pictures as they do when they are right in front of you. Besides, who really ever wears a bridesmaid dress again unless it is super practical?
They turned out so awesome, I loved watching her open them!
This year for my birthday she returned the favor and made me pillows from the bridesmaid dress from my wedding. They are so beautiful and I was so surprised! She used the sash from the dresses around the pillows and then picked up some fun flowers and buttons and sewed them on. How talented is she?! Love her!
See what I mean about wedding pictures not doing the color’s of the dresses any justice?
Tip from my sister-in-law: You have to find creative ways of hiding the seams that are naturally a part of the dress, in order to make the most of the fabric you have. For example: she used the sash from the dress to hide seams on both sides of the pillows.
Thank you so much Marie for taking 6 hours away from my cutie godson to make these lovely pillows for me.