Step 1: Find the dress
The poor little dress was thrown into the garbage when a kind woman came across it and decided it was too beautiful to end up in a landfill. When I posted I wanted an old dress on www.freecycle.com she responded. About five sizes too small and the polar opposite of what I imagine my wedding dress, I took it anyway. It's a beautiful silk dress with yards and yard of fabric, nearly 50 pounds of silk and pearls! Next step designing the perfect dress.
Step 2: Design Perfection
My sketch isn't pretty but it's just a reference. It gave me an idea of what I wanted and what I had. I needed to turn this dress into a slimmer gown with a corset top and no long train.