Look out readers: I have a few Sewing Rogue posts up my sleeve! I had to save this one until after Christmas since it was a gift for my BFF, and I didn’t want her to see it before I gave it to her. Here we are about 7 years ago at her wedding:
I’m ordering people around I guess? It was the only picture I could find that showed the full dress, so deal with it.
Anyway, pretty dress, right? Everyone looked good in it. Well, unfortunately this dress has been collecting dust since that day, and its even moved with us a few times. It was time to revisit the dress! I wanted it to get the attention it deserved, instead of being packed up in our storage space all the time. So I decided to make a pillow out of it. Strangely enough, it matches BFF‘s bedroom decor, so it was a slam dunk.
First I got all my supplies:
-one bridesmaid dress with sash
-matching thread (I had thread to match the dress and the sash)
-matching 14″ zipper
-one 16″ square pillow fill
I used this tutorial, which is really good. I’ll to my best to show my steps here. Sorry for the bad lighting, the sun was setting and I was really pushing the daylight on this one.
1. Iron the material
3. Cut two of the squares and place them with right sides together.
13. Now time to do something with the contrasting sash. I found this tutorial for making a fabric flower and followed it to make this little navy rose. I used matching thread to hand-sew this little guy together.
14. Then I took the pillow fill out of the pillowcase and hand-sewed the flower to the pillow. This was not a scientific process at all. I just wanted it to feel sturdy and I didn’t want seams to show.
Here is is making its debut on our couch:
Happy new year!!!