Today’s final wedding remake comes from Karen!
It is my honor and privilege to be a part of your blog experience! Isn’t this dress so gorgeous? This is my pal’s wedding dress and she was ready to release it to me for a makeover. There are so many directions I could take it – I could not resist all the lace and of course the pink! I wanted to make the lace really pop out and be noticed!
Pink lace is right!
What will Karen do with her friend’s dress?
I absolutely loved this piece when I opened up the package sent by Stacey. I loved the beaded applique but had not a clue what I was going to do with it to make it work.
“Marisa – this dress comes to you via my grandmother who had this in her collection of ‘pieces worn to family weddings’ part of her closet. Not sure who’s wedding this was worn to, but it was worn somewhere. Since it’s taking up space in her closet and she was sorting through things to get rid of, I asked if I could send it your way and she said that she hopes you make something wonderful out of it! Have fun!! Lots of love, Stacey & Nana”
I’m feeling pressured to make something that stands up to Nana’s liking so fingers crossed it works out
“Here’s something that I think you can have some fun with! White, beaded, silk, long…it’s fine now, but I want you to make it fantastic! This came from my mom’s bag of hand-me-downs that I just don’t have the stamina to try and fix. I will it to you… Thanks for all the inspiration you give each day. I am always amazed at what you do and I just can’t wait until your book comes out! Affectionately yours, Katie”
Alrighty! Today’s dress from Katie (shout out to TN!) was one that I thought could work as a reserved wedding dress, one to use when striking those vows at City Hall, kinda like when Carrie and Big did it for reals. (Yeah, that was a Sex and the City movie reference that I’m surprised I actually remembered enough to call out)
The dress was silk with these gorgeous pearly beads stitched down on top of a lace bib and the silky material had pretty feathers stitched on it, however it was so hard to see being white.
I’m not headed to City Hall any time soon, unless I get called into jury duty, so this needs a small tweak!! I knew that this was a job for RIT dye to knock out of the park!!
I mentioned that it’s been ‘Wedding-tember’ in my world and today’s post documents the other wedding that was on my agenda this month. From Vegas to NY, it’s been a bi-coastal couple of weeks!
For a ‘black tie optional’ event back home in NY, I thought that I just had to rock another dress that I found for a buck. I was on a roll and couldn’t stop! This is turning into my thing now…invite me to a wedding and I’ll come wearing something I snagged for four quarters. I bought a pretzel on the street for $2.25, so yeah, I think I did good.
The piece we’re going to be working with…
Blerg!! Yeah, time to transition this into something that’s vow-sharing appropriate for 2011.
Prepare for a post of epic proportions to finish out the trip to Las Vegas. It’s going to be like The Hangover – full on documentation of the past 24 hours of events with photographic evidence. No beds ended up on the roof though and Mike Tyson was only seen by way of celebrity impersonator. (Seriously.)
Before dress for the wedding, here:
Before pic of the ratty neck, here:
(And yes, I’m totally wearing sequins to this wedding!)