Specifically, what to do with my wedding dress now?
I know it's only been a few months since we got hitched, but my wedding dress is starting to get on my nerves. It's hanging in our already over-stuffed wardrobe, taking up room, and I'm not really sure why. I know some people have their dress carefully stored away, but I can't really see the point in that, to be honest. I don't have any daughters who might want it, and I wouldn't like anyone to feel pressured into wearing my dress rather than choosing their own anyway. So what to do?
My first thought was to have it dyed so I could wear it again. It is knee length after all. But where am I realistically going to wear a satin dress, of any colour? We don't exactly have invites to cocktail parties coming in thick and fast (or at all) and I'm not sure I'll fit into it in the future. So that's out.
I could donate it, but I got a pretty big stain on the top half when I spilled a drink down myself, and I haven't had it cleaned, so I don't think it's the best idea. Besides, I kinda want to keep it, in some way. I've heard of some people turning their dress into a quilt, and I think I like that idea, although I haven't tried quilting and I'm not sure what I would do with it. It might make a nice gift for the first grandchild. I signed up for a how to class on making an heirloom quilt on The Amazings website, so I could, in theory, do it. It was made with vintage fabrics in the first place, and I love the golden yellow brocade, so it would be nice to give them another lease of life. I could frame it in some way, or part of it, at least, but I'm not sure it's interesting enough for that!
If anyone out there has been married, what did you do with your dress? Anyone have any super creative ideas? Ideally, I'd like it to be some kind of keepsake, to remind us of the big day, but I'm also pretty keen on everything having a purpose and decorative pillows etc aren't really up my street. I'm fine with cutting into it (or I will be fine, eventually!) so all ideas are welcome!