Fabric Envelopes

The previous post discussed the albums I covered. I decided to make something to keep them in. As an alternative to the bag made for mine I decided to make fabric envelopes as an alternative.

These were made from the outside of the dress and the envelope lining uses some of the dress lining. I made a few small changes by making the inside edge straight and replacing the buttons with a functional press stud from the strap on the dress and a decorative button from the back of the dress.

With Thanks to Sammy at


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Album for Mum and Grandma

After seeing my album my Mum and Grandma have requested theirs covered. I made used the same method as for mine,

Pattern with Thanks to  again to Zabzab at


I then used the fabric from the straps to decorate they came out quite well.





Covering My Album

First project completed was covering my album and I am pleased with the results. The beading came off the front of my bodice.

Pattern with Thanks to Zabzab at


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My sister also made a bag to keep it in which came out well.


Next maybe another couple of albums for other people.


Left Overs

To use up the little bits of fabric left from making the bear I made 2 of the below Xmas decorations.

I have now picked up the dress and separated the fabrics. Next job covering my photo album!

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Picking up the dress as been delayed a couple of weeks so I have decided to have a bit of practice with the pashmina from when I was bridesmaid for my Mum 18months ago. I have made a teddy using some lace from my wedding for the ears and my hen night veil for other details.

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The teddy came out ok. I gave him to my Mum for her birthday. She was pleased with him.

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Thanks to Howjoyful at


for sharing the pattern.


My Wedding dress – What Now!

This is my first blog ever. In fact, I do not really even use social media. I got married 2 months ago and am now trying to work out what to do with my wedding dress and other wedding stuff. I have had several suggested from friends/family, which include leaving in the loft for 40+ years, letting a child play in it or saving it for my daughter. I do not currently have a daughter and think the odds on her wanting to wear my dress and/or it fitting are low and I consider the other 2 options a waste. The dress was not very expensive and got oil on the back during the day so would be too costly to clean to sell on.

I have been crafty all my life and like the idea of making it into beautiful handycrafts which can be used again. So far from my research I have come up with some ideas, photo album cover, quilt, teddy, xmas tree decorations. I am sure there are more and will add as I go. I may not make all of these and intended to use this blog to keep a record of what I get from this.

This is what I have to work with and I will be picking up next weekend to start cutting.

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