A Whole New Dress!

Weddings are always such an enjoyable event, even more so when you can be a part of it as a bridesmaid or groomsmen. At this point in my life I’ve had the honor of standing up in three weddings, two more in this next year. The one thing that I always find to be a bummer is that you spend a good amount of money on the dress, yet you generally only have the opportunity to wear it once.

One of the dresses I wore for a friends wedding in ’09  was such a gorgeous gown; floor length pink & brown . I decided this summer that when I would have some time over winter I would hopefully shorten the dress and make it a more “all occasion” or somewhat formal dress. Inspired to make this project happen over the long weekend I started cutting the dress and sewing the length I wanted.

Overall it wasn’t too much of a challenge. The only struggle I had was making sure the back and front were even and straight. Besides that, the sewing went well and I’m very excited with the outcome.

Here’s the before & after of the gown.

And here’s a shot of the back with the shortened sashes.