A few years ago a friend of mine had read an article where a woman donated her wedding dress to be made into a burial gown. Well, this friend of mine decided to give me her wedding dress and asked me to make something special with it. It took me about a year of it hanging in my closet to take it apart. I cried when she offered it to me, I cried when I cut it up, and I cried once I made my first piece with it.
Since then, my cousin donated 2 evening gowns to me from when she owned a thrift store, a woman I met through our local Candle Light Vigil gave me her wedding dress, my daughter bought me a beautiful lacy dress from our Goodwill (will post a photo later), and today I met two women in a town about 35 minutes away to pick up 4 more dresses!
I truly feel blessed being asked to make such special tokens with something that was once so special to someone else. I imagine these women picking out these "perfect" dresses to make their day special. They probably tried on multiple dresses until they found this one, THE ONE. I imagine they wore these dresses with such pride and I bet they were beautiful princesses in them.
Here are a few pieces I have sewn together. I have many cut out, ironed, and placed in a box so that I can sew them at the same time and can add my special touches to them.
I will post more as I get them sewn up. In the meantime, here is my Weebly website I have started with my information and I posted these same photographs there. I have also changed my Facebook page name to This Sweet Child of Mine.
God Bless You All!