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 decided to cut all the top lace off except for a v-shaped area by the neckline. I had plans to make the lace pop out and be noticed. Major surgery here as I cut the dress into a long top.
Off came the sheer over-skirt and then the under part of the dress was a goner as well!
I carefully removed the long sleeves...
With the sleeves gone, this is what was left - delicate and swanky all in one fell swoop! Now we're talking!! I pinned the underarm seams so they wouldn't fray and sewed them down nice and delicately.
I envisioned the lace neckline being the rock star, so I gently peeled back the pink under-blouse so just the lace would show through.
Big oops here - I tried to iron the back of the creation and melted a bit of the lace. Luckily I had salvaged the sleeves so I trimmed a portion of the lace from them and carefully covered the damage done.
Now I was ready to try the finished product on! Check out these peekaboo sleeves!
The neckline with the lace became the focal point and the belt was made from the sheer castoff (formerly the skirt portion of the dress). Now this dress-turned-tunic ushers in New Years Eve, not a long ago wedding!
You have inspired me over and over and I always said, from the beginning that I would be first in line WHEN your book comes out, for a personal signed copy!
Your dress-turned-long top turned out fantastic!! I'm all about the peekaboo lace too! Love how it really gives a dainty look at the sleeves as well as at the neck. Such a gorgeous job Karen! Thank you for sharing and thank you for your super kind words :) I'm thrilled to have assisted in inspiration for upcycling other pieces! See more from Karen here!