what i wore {bridesmaid dress reinvented}

I wanted to share a before and after dress makeover for what i wore today.

doesn't every bride hope that the dress they pick for their bridesmaids will be loved enough to be worn again?  however unrealistic this may be.  well my husband and I were married almost 9 years ago and as simple and classic as I may have thought my dresses were, they were still floor length bordeaux satin.

meet my sister-in-law {second one in}.  quite crafty, quite a seamstress, and quite determined.  {and quite amazing to fit into this dress 9 years and two babies later.}

we had a family wedding this last weekend and she was convinced she could work her magic on this bridesmaid dress to wear again.  we had fun imagining some ideas together, but that was as far as my input, and help, went. 

here is the after...

she brought the hem up to knee-length and added a lace skirt over the satin.  I was so in love and in awe of the outcome.  I always fall hard for a scalloped lace edge.

dress - oldie {but goodie!}
lace for dress - JoAnn's Fabric {around $4}
shoes - old

isn't she stunning? 

we had such a fabulous night celebrating a wonderful couple.  hope you all are enjoying the last days of August.   

linking up with Pleated Poppy for what i wore wednesday.

happy wednesday.



  1. Wow! That is a great dress transformation! She's very creative--and handy with sewing, too! I love floor-length dresses, but unfortunately there's very little use for them in the real world.

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