Being asked to be a bridesmaid or better yet maid of honor for one of your best friends wedding is a moment you will never forget and cherish forever. This is one of those many events you envisioned early on with the besties planning out every detail.
So the big day is over and you are left with a dress you thought you would wear again or at least hoped so, tailored just for you! But really...are you...going to wear it again? The answer is no. You are left with a dress that cost hundreds of dollars, altered to fit you and wasn't even your style. Well let's change that and make it your style. I'm going to start a series of blogs showing you the ways I made use of my old brides maid dresses without a pattern. It helps if you have a sewing machine. If you don't that's ok we will figure out other ways to vamp up the dress.
Here is the before picture of the first bridesmaid dress I chose to revamp.
After that I chose to add leather capped sleeves. Using a pattern I found on the internet for making easy puffed sleeves.
I cut off the bottom of the dress to make it into cocktail style.
I then added a leather permanent angled belt.
The sewing isn't perfect and that's ok! Now it's time to try it on. (Making sure it fits)!
It turned out just as I hoped! Below are a few more shots of me wearing the dress!