February 13, 2014

Save Grandma's Wedding Dress in a Keepsake Necklace

If you follow me on Pinterest, you might have noticed I've been pinning a lot of vintage bridal shower ideas recently. As Matron of Honor, I've been having fun helping my sister brainstrorm ideas for upcoming vintage themed wedding. (Check out the clever way she asked her bridesmaisd, written about here.)

Part of her vintage chic wedding planning included using Grandma's heirloom wedding dress in some sentimental fashion. My crafty and talented sister decided that with a few modifications, Grandma's wedding gown would be the perfect dress to wear at the rehearsal dinner the night before. With some serious sewing skills which I wish I possessed, my sister altered the conservative looking gown into a hip vintage chic dress with a more flattering, and modern looking cut.

After completing alterations, my sister gathered up lace and fabric scraps from the dress, and  preserved pieces of Grandma's bridal gown in these chic memory charms. She made several of these necklace pendants and gave one to each of the women in our family at Christmas this year.

I wear my memory charm as a necklace. It's nice to have a sentimental piece of family history in such a modern presentation. Thanks Sis!

This project may be shared at some the Link-up Parties listed HERE

1 comment:

  1. I love this idea. What a great way of having something "old" too!