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The inspiration and process of repurposing vintage wedding dresses and other pretty things to wear!
Ñ I made a cute #blue #birdcage #veil! With some #vintage beaded earrings!

I made a cute #blue #birdcage #veil! With some #vintage beaded earrings!

Ñ Above is Sharon and Bob Small on their wedding day, August 12th 1967!
Thank you Angela Small Bancroft for sharing!
Would you like to see more 1960’s style dresses from Blue-Eyed Boutique? Let us know!

Above is Sharon and Bob Small on their wedding day, August 12th 1967!

Thank you Angela Small Bancroft for sharing!

Would you like to see more 1960’s style dresses from Blue-Eyed Boutique? Let us know!

This awesome dress was once a 1980s nightmare… I removed the horrible sleeves, dropped the skirt with lace from the sleeves and a black poly satin, rouched the bust line, added a black and white halter strap with an open-back bow detail!

Ñ My first installment of Generations of a Dress!
I am so fortunate to have family and friends who give me their dresses to be upcycled and sold to fresh, new brides! One of the first was Mary Briggs. She sent me her dress, and I re-worked it when I was living on Staten Island. Late last year, my brother’s girlfriend Leah was engaged and Mom said she would be looking for a simple, country wedding dress and I KNEW that Mary’s was the one. Mom was betting on a short, poofy 50’s one… geeze… Moms…
So here are the two brides in their two versions of one dress! If you have a vintage wedding dress just sitting in your house collecting dust, let it find a new home with me!

My first installment of Generations of a Dress!

I am so fortunate to have family and friends who give me their dresses to be upcycled and sold to fresh, new brides! One of the first was Mary Briggs. She sent me her dress, and I re-worked it when I was living on Staten Island. Late last year, my brother’s girlfriend Leah was engaged and Mom said she would be looking for a simple, country wedding dress and I KNEW that Mary’s was the one. Mom was betting on a short, poofy 50’s one… geeze… Moms…

So here are the two brides in their two versions of one dress! If you have a vintage wedding dress just sitting in your house collecting dust, let it find a new home with me!

Norm, attending a swanky summer costume party, wanted a funky Alice in Wonderland style jacket. I found a plaid blazer on consignment, cut it into a tailcoat and went NUTS with some bias tape and trim. Here is the result!

Ñ Finished! Here is ESTHER.
This was a 1980s wedding gown that belonged to a school art teacher! She and her husband have been happily married for 30 years. I hand painted the trims on the lace with a cornflower blue, a butter yellow, and a pale taupe. The ruffle sleeves also feature the hand-painted lace, and the back zips right up.
Modeled by the lovely Samantha Roche, and thanks to my new fave photo collage site, Canva!

Finished! Here is ESTHER.

This was a 1980s wedding gown that belonged to a school art teacher! She and her husband have been happily married for 30 years. I hand painted the trims on the lace with a cornflower blue, a butter yellow, and a pale taupe. The ruffle sleeves also feature the hand-painted lace, and the back zips right up.

Modeled by the lovely Samantha Roche, and thanks to my new fave photo collage site, Canva!

Ñ omgthatdress:

Evening Dress
Jean-Philippe Worth, 1912-1913
Nasjonalmuseet for Kunst, Arketektur, og Design

omgthatdress:

Evening Dress

Jean-Philippe Worth, 1912-1913

Nasjonalmuseet for Kunst, Arketektur, og Design

I hemmed a gown for this lovely bride, and used the extra to make her a dreamy birdcage veil!

This lovely wedding dress came to me from Susan Moccia. She is an elementary school art teacher, and got married to my high school principal Mr. Ted Moccia in 1984. They celebrate their 30th anniversary this year as a still happily married couple.

I removed the high neckline and the large neckline ruffle… and honoring Mrs. Moccia’s artistic nature, I painted the hem of the lace ruffles with  cornflower blue, pale yellow, and taupe. The effect is a stunning, bohemian wedding dress with hand painted details.

Let me know what you think!

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