Username Post: Incorporate some fabric from my old wedding gown to a LO        (Topic#1596995)
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My 55 year old wedding gown was caught in a flood many years ago. It has since been washed. Now I am making a scrapbook of family brides for my about to be married granddaughter. Any suggestions on how to incorporate some lace and silk onto my page?


 
Rosita
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In response to RehobothPat

Make some flowers with the fabric! There are lots of tutorials on making fabric flowers. A suggestion for the lace besides adding to the flowers is to simply use it instead of ribbon or washi tape


 
RedSquirrel
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I used ruched tulle to mat a wedding photo. It wasn't tulle from the dress, but it looked perfect. Lace borders look amazing with a vintage look too.


 
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In response to RedSquirrel

I love your idea! Pat


 
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In response to Rosita

Don't know why I didn't think of that! Good ideas. Thanks, Pat


 
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In response to RehobothPat

I don't have any ideas, but just wanted to say what a beautiful gift you are creating for your Granddaughter.


 
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For my granddaughter's album on her prom page, I made an enlarged picture of her in her prom dress that she made, then gathered some of the fabric to make it into a dress that I adhered to the photo. It turned out cute and she has the "real thing" for her memories. It looks better in person than in a picture :>) (It's the big upper-left picture on the LO.)

Now you've got me thinking about doing this with my own wedding dress, except I don't know if any of the gds will want to wear it for their wedding sometime. Maybe I shouldn't cut a piece out of it yet :>)

Graduation-019 Dress Notes By Mrsdriver5


 
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In response to RehobothPat

Here is what I did. This is for my Book of Me... That is lace from my dress.

Wedding Dresses By Sunnydi


 
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In response to RedSquirrel

I keep thinking about your suggestion. Is it pictured anywhere on scrapbook.com? Pat


 
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In response to christiscraps61

Thank you for your sweet comment. Pat


 
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In response to Sunnydi

Sunnydi, How did you do this with the lace, if you don't mind telling me. Pat


 
RedSquirrel
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  • RehobothPat Said:
I keep thinking about your suggestion. Is it pictured anywhere on scrapbook.com? Pat


Hi Pat, no I'm sorry. It was a page I made for a friend for her daughter's wedding album and I don't have their permission to share it.

All I did was to take a 3" wide strip of the tulle, like tutu fabric that had been cut off. I ran a thread along one edge and gathered it slightly. I placed it in a circle on the page and put two portrait photos together in the middle to hide the gathered edge.

Actually I have a card that I used a similar effect for. See if this link works? Card


 
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In response to RedSquirrel

No, it doesn't work for me. When I click on Card it tells me No Access! Too bad. Thank you anyway. pat


 
RedSquirrel
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In response to RehobothPat

I think I fixed it Pat. Have a look now?


 
anda11
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I have seen people put the satin on the page..cover half the page with the satin & put tulle over it,,or lace over it..I have dress fabric too that I am going to do that, You could cover the whole page with the satin or lace use it as a background. She is going to love it.


 
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beautiful card what good ideas so sweet of you to do that for her!!!


 
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