Re-upcycle - Upcycling to the max! Bed sheet to Wedding Dress to Dress.


Nicole Make it. Fix it. Do it Yourself.

The thing I hate with formal dresses is that you can rarely re-wear them over and over again. For a few reasons:

  1. Everyone will have seen you in the same dress you were in at the last event
  2. Formal dresses can rarely be accessorised to look like a totally new dress
  3. There’s always a chance that someone else will be wearing the same dress as you!

So with my sister-inlaws wedding coming up I had a decision to make – What the hell was I going to wear?!? Pondering on this question for months I had a light bulb moment! I’d wear my wedding dress!

And no I’m not going to be that gal 🙂 Of course I’d alter it first! So with a little bit of creativity I took on the task to re-upcycle my wedding dress.

First thing I decided to do was to dye it! What I had in mind was to have a bit of a watercolour effect happening.
Second was to reconstruct it a little so it would not only look different but would fit better! And I added a maroon lining which gave it a nice finishing touch.

From Bed Sheet….

The bedsheet that was upcycled to my wedding dress.

To Wedding Dress

Upcycled wedding dress from a bed sheet.

To Re-upcycled Dress 🙂  

I decided to reconstruct the dress to make it look slightly different to my wedding dress which was so badly constructed in the first place! I also decided that I wanted it naturally dyed to give a slight watercolour effect. Re-upcycle wedding dress final product.

Up-cycling to the MAX!

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Nicole Kerrigan is a fibre artist and environmentalist who’s on a mission to keep bad stuff out the ground. Through her one-of-a-kind creations, blog posts and workshops she’s here to shake up the way you treat, buy and love your stuff. And when she’s not making art out of trash you can find her exploring natural spaces and exotic places. Making friends with local wildlife. Occasionally rotting her brain on animated sitcoms like South Park :-) Or lighting it up on documentaries like Planet Earth Meet Nicole and get ready to save the planet one stitch at a time at