Upcycling – The way to modify your wardrobe for a grand occasion.

As I sit at my industrial brother sewing machine. I think back to the garments I have been given to alter over the years. 

From simple alteration jobs to completely revamping a grand mother’s wedding dress. This type of deconstruction is pleasurable for me to undertake but time consuming. There is a finite amount of fabric to use and much problem solving but it is gratifying to complete a gorgeous bridal gown made for a new bride.

Looking ahead I now believe that upcycling is the way forward for those brides concerned about the environment and sustainability with regards to fabric production and waste. 

Brides not wanting to purchase a new wedding dress could turn to buying secondhand or from a charity shop and have the fun of redesigning  their choice for the big day.  

I alter garments daily that are many sizes too big ( from a 20 to a 14) and even tackle the complication of a pregnant bridesmaid and wonder what will come in to challenge my creative flare.

Keep your eyes peeled for my next post; How to upcycle – I will be talking you through how to tweek one garment to give it a new lease of life.

This wedding dress was added to, using a beautiful matching embellished lace to create a custom made new outfit. Stunning beaded top adds decoration to a new mother of the groom’s outfit for her son’s wedding.