Picture of Upcycled Dream Wedding Dress & Accessories
A thousand dollar wedding dress any modern Cinderella would be proud to wear- semi-homemade, simple yet elegant, green (recycled) and free...wait did I say free? Stay with me folks and I'll show you how to turn thin air into your dream dress like magic. All you need is this instructable and a bit of magic. Follow these steps and you can turn a free outa fashion dress into the dress of your dreams!

Step 1: Find the dress

Picture of Find the dress
So after you've found the man that loves you it's time to find the dress you love. There are thousands of shops that sell last year's fashion at rock bottom prices. However, I think saving a really doomed dress kinda poetic. Check out craigslist.com or freecyle.com and post that you'd take any dress. I ended up with this one from the 80's. 

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. 
abates13 months ago

Very nice job:a unique and beautiful transformation.

ShrutiD7 months ago

I would love to wear this dress, creatively designed will try these
techniques, and jewellery accessories will also be needed for this type
of dress as one of my close friend has just purchased wedding jewellery
accessories for her wedding, those are really appreciable, I would like
to suggest you all about that online jewellery accessories' website i.e.,
http://www.voylla.com/ try this, you will also like it!!!

michagra1 year ago

That is beautiful. And I would never guess it began as something so outdated. And you are right the photos of you in it, is poetic.

jadekikyo2 years ago
Nice job. Also I love the shoes. Did you do those yourself too?
sabu.dawdy2 years ago
OMG you are an absolute amazing designer.. once il get married.. il ask you to design my outfit lol;)
just so you know, the shinycrafts wordpress is private, the address requests permissions to see the page,

all the best

canida3 years ago
Wow, great work!
This is beautiful!