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What are some creative ideas for these dresses?

Asked by SuperMouse (30723 points ) July 19th, 2011 from iPhone

I have six dresses my mother sewed for me when I was little including my First Communion dress. For years they have been sitting in boxes in my cedar chest. I found them again today and started thinking I might be able to do something with them to be able to show them off. They are from the 70’s so the fabrics are all very bright and cheery. Any ideas for creative ways to show them off and maybe use them somewhere in the house?

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RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

One of my framers does shadow box displays for sports memorabilia… jerseys and bats arranged behind glass. The dresses sound fun for that.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

What about using them to make a patchwork quilt cover? A sister did this from scraps of material left over from dresses that Mom made for in the ‘60s and ‘70s. I now own it, and it is a fond reminder of those times.

FluffyChicken's avatar

Give them to your kids when they have daughters of their own to put dresses on.

Cruiser's avatar

Use them as parachutes or for a May Pole Dance??

Fly's avatar

Pillows are also a fun way to showcase the fabrics of the dresses. You don’t necessarily need much fabric to make them, and colorful throw pillows in retro fabrics go well in essentially any style of room.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Another thought…Mom kept a dress-up or costume box in attic. We loved to use the dresses for play, as well as her granddaughters did. It wasn’t until I was grown up that I discovered that one of the dresses was her wedding gown and another was the dress she wore on her first date with Dad.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

If you’re not too keen on deconstructing the dresses, but not necessarily looking to display the actual dresses… you could make a photo collage of them on your wall. Taking a set of photos of the dresses on a dressform or something similar, then putting each photo in an individual frame could make a really interesting wall display.

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