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Upcycling - Communion Dresses

Top Irish designer Jennifer Rothwell is showing us how anybody can upcycle previously owned and worn dresses into fabulous communion dresses with hardly any effort at all and more importantly, all spending next to nothing! We gave her a budget of €20 per dress.

The costs of communions just get bigger and bigger year after year. This is lovely inexpensive way to save on money plus putting that extra bit of love into your daughters communion dress. You can tailor it to what she wants and make it that extra bit special for her big day.

Materials - €20

Dress 1

Step 1

- Turn inside out.
- Rip out zip.
- French seam side seams

Step 2

Add trim to neckline, waist and skirt.

Dress 2

Step 1

- Add trim to neckline.

- Hand stitch flowers to skirt.

Step 2

- Hand sown pearls on to flowers.

- Tie ribbon around the waist.