Reader Anna recently sent me an email asking if I knew of any places that will take your wedding dress and transform the fabric into a photo album cover. This is actually something I've never heard of...but what a neat idea for someone who doesn't want to hang onto a fifty-pound box o' dress (or who wants to cut off the lower bit to make it into a cocktail dress).
My advice to Anna was to contact a cleaning/tailoring service that specializes in wedding dresses to see if they can do it, or if they know someone who can. Madame Paulette is the #1 wedding-dress preservation specialist in NYC, so I'd start there (or try any of these). But I thought I'd post her question here in case any of you had some more concrete advice for her.
More Wedding Dress Re-Imaginings (some of these would only use a small piece, so you could keep the majority of the dress intact):
- Christening outfit for future (or existing) baby
- Heirloom throw pillows or quilt
- Bassinet skirt
- Jewelry box lining
Any other ideas?
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