Repurpose your wedding and bridesmaid dresses

Part 3 of our wedding series is repurposing these bridesmaid and wedding gowns. We all have a few in the back of our closets that can definitely be turned int new useful pieces.

Here are a few ideas:

 

Hem it Shorter

Repurpose your wedding and bridesmaid dresses

Most bridal dresses are formal and floor length, and you’re probably not going to get a lot of use out of a floor-length evening dress, but with a few easy hacks, snips and a little bit of sewing, you can turn your gown into a cute short number perfect for more casual occasions.

upcycle your wedding and bridesmaid dresses

Love this idea? See a tutorial here

 

Turn into a skirt

upcycle your wedding and bridesmaid dresses

Separates give you more outfit options so go ahead and turn that dress into a short skirt! See a tutorial here.

Or a Maxi Dress

upcycle your wedding and bridesmaid dresses

See Tutorial here

 

They can also be made into pillow cases

upcycle your wedding and bridesmaid dresses rose pillow

See tutorial here

 

Turn it into Jewellery

upcycle your wedding and bridesmaid dresses lace jewellery

Gabrielle Bratton (Gabe for short), a 28-year-old San Francisco- and Raleigh-based jewelry designer, makes intricate custom jewelry by coating pieces of fabric from old wedding dresses in precious metal.

upcycle your wedding and bridesmaid dresses lace jewellery

The pieces only use a small swatch of fabric, so you can totally still preserve the dress. Or, even better, plan ahead and save some scraps from dress alterations.

 

A Halloween Costume

upcycle your wedding and bridesmaid dresses halloween costume

We’re just 3 short months away from Halloween, and those bridesmaid dresses can be definitely turned into a costume.

upcycle your wedding and bridesmaid dresses halloween costume

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