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Old 06-04-2013, 04:22 PM   #1
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MOG- mother of the groom - dress
Shabby style, upcycled from elements gleaned from antique stores, thrift shops, second-hand stores, etc. The sleeve were taken from curtains, the body is a tablecloth, and various embellishments from doilies and runners. Also, the various elements were dyed in tea, coffee, and get this: black beans. I have plans to guild the lily even more-so, if you can imagine. So this is just a tease. I'll post a full length, back and front, once I'm done.





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Old 06-04-2013, 04:27 PM   #2
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So far, so fabulous! I look forward to updates.
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That's very tasteful and well-thought-out upcycling there with some gorgeous results.

Just be sure it doesn't outshine the bride!
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Originally Posted by Antares View Post
That's very tasteful and well-thought-out upcycling there with some gorgeous results.

Just be sure it doesn't outshine the bride!
not so sure about the "thought out" part... I just sort of went for it, dove in. I had no idea what the result would be. It was an experiment, the whole way through. I am pleased with the results, however. Truth be told, I haven't even tried it on yet to see if it fits. That's how well I think things through...

And, aw! Thank you! I rather doubt I can outshine the bride. I know she will be beautiful... but I'll try to tone it down, just in case... LOL!
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Well, if you can "throw together" a dress from odds and ends and have it turn out looking this spectacular, then I'd say you've definitely got lotza talent, Girl!!! Very VERY impressive.

I, too, can't wait to see the finished dress!
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the front



close up on the collar embellishments - doily rosettes and ribbons



the back

It's done.... I think....
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:34 PM   #7
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Wowzer! That is indeed a masterpiece! Love the pastel colors mixed with the lacy, frilly . . . stuff (I usually call it "crud," for lack of a better word, but that sounds mean when I'm not intending it to be at all).

So here's the million dollar question: Does it fit?
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Wow. I simply don't know what to say. So...WOW!
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This is a teaser for sure. I love the various laces you've used and the colors look lovely together. Can't wait to see the full length view!
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