(I) Do // The Story of Superdress

I think it has become relatively clear now that I am an indecisive Bride. I think my problem stems from the fact that I have too many ideas and too many tabs open in my mind… But nevertheless, after falling in love with (and buying) two wedding dress, here is the story of how Superdress came to exist.

Not many people know this about me, but Bride Wars is one of my all time favourite films. It has been there for me in sickness and in health, for richer and for poorer, and it’s so cheesy that it almost passes as a good movie.

Almost.

A month or so ago, Nick and I were packing for our holiday to the Lake District. Bride Wars happened to be on TV and Nick, knowing how much I love it, let his macho guard down and allowed me watch it whilst we were packing. I always imagined my wedding dress to be similar to Kate Hudson’s gorgeous Vera Wang gown, and I was reminded of this that evening.

I began to think about dress number one again. There were things I wanted to change, but could it be a possible contender once more?

We watched The Great Gatsby whilst we were in the Lakes. I’m a huge fan of the novel and the film was quite disappointing, but I noticed that Daisy was wearing a dress very similar to dress number one… In my slight prosecco-haze I wondered whether there might be a way to combine my two dresses to make dress number one more 1920s… and I may have sketched out an idea.

I loved both dresses in different ways:
Dress One is a “wow” dress (although previously more a “wow boobs!” dress – this is being rectified!)
Dress Two is gorgeous, but it’s very simple and a bit plain… I want to make an impact on our Wedding Day and I just don’t feel like Dress Two has the “wow” factor.

So, when we got home I took both dresses out and tried them on together.

It worked.

It really worked.

There needed to be a few changes, but as a concept… Wow! That was my dress.

But I had a few doubts:
1. Could I cut up an original 1920s dress?
2. Who would do this for me?
3. What would I do with the skirt fabric from dress number two?

Well…
1. It would mean my dress was totally unique! So yes, yes I could cut it up – as long as I used all the fabric.
2. It had to be someone I trust and I knew my lovely friend Becky would be amazing at doing this! Thankfully she said yes!
3. Busby’s dress! We could make her flower girl dress from the skirt, and then we’d be using all the fabric and preserving it in a new, unique and incredibly special way.

So that’s the story. My wedding dresses are currently being turned into Superdress and I’m so excited!
Hannah

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5 Comments

  1. 24th June 2014 / 8:57 pm

    It sounds incredible! I might go and try on lots of my clothes in pairs, in case I can create a super jumper or something 🙂 xxx

  2. 25th June 2014 / 7:26 am

    Wow Hannah that sounds amazing and how special to have Busby wearing the same dress as you so to speak. That’s such a fabulous, cute and unique idea. I love it and cannot wait to see the finished products! Xx

  3. 26th June 2014 / 9:06 pm

    Exciting stuff, you’ll have to have photos of the before and after shots for us all to see afterwards! Glad I’m not the only indecisive bride, I think it’s Pinterests fault! xx

  4. 27th June 2014 / 7:00 pm

    I would want to see these dresses! Sounds like its going to be amazing! Im seeing something magical in my head right about now =) #pocolo

  5. 29th June 2014 / 11:50 am

    What a fantastic idea! I hope you show the before and after at some point. I was going to suggest wearing both when I read the beginning of the post – changing half way through and then changing again – although the problem then is which one you wear for the ceremony! Thank you for linking to PoCoLo 🙂 x

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