Turn that vintage nightmare into the wedding dress of your dreams with Blue-Eyed Boutique #Sponsors: Fashion#mom's dress#vintage dress Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Aug 22 2014) Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin This business paid a fee to be listed on Offbeat Bride because they feel their products and services are a great fit with offbeat philosophies… and we agree. Learn more about our ads. Want to wear your mom's wedding dress… but when you put it on, you look like a hot mess? Fabric freaking everywhere, or poofy sleeves up to your ears? Perhaps your mom's 1980s gown is not quite the awesome retro-styled dress of your dreams. Or is it?… After photos courtesy of Justine Johnson Photography Our sponsor Blue-Eyed Boutique provides one-of-a-kind dresses up-cycled from vintage clothing. Which means, much like for Valerie up there, that less-than-flattering dress of your mother's (or grandmother's) can become the a dress that looked like it was made just for you. You know you want to see more examples of what Blue-Eyed Boutique can do… Through Hannah Brown — the owner and designer behind Blue-Eyed Boutique — scores of vintage wedding dresses get revamped for modern brides. Check out how Blue-Eyed Boutique took Mary's '70s wedding gown and re-worked it beautifully for Leah, almost 40 years later! Hannah doesn't just work her magic on wedding gowns. Take this vintage slip. Gorgeous, right? But… why hide a slip that lovely under another garment? Why not call up Blue-Eyed Boutique and… Photo by Emily Delamater Photography. …have Hannah add a lining and some colorful embroidery to make that slip into a wedding dress perfect for a photo shoot for Real Maine Weddings magazine! Even if you don't have your mom's dress, or a fantastic vintage find of your own, Blue-Eyed Boutique has a shop full of amazing vintage re-designs. Take The Esther dress, for example. It was originally a 1980s wedding dress from a middle school art teacher, and now it's a hand-painted, lace wedding dress, perfect for a dreamy, bohemian bride! But oh, the Blue-Eyed Boutique shop is full of amazingness just like The Esther. You have to go and browse! From New England to New Zealand, whether you're shopping for a vintage dream dress, or have a vintage nightmare dress that you need altered, Blue-Eyed Boutique is where you'll find that special up-cycled garment. Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS Friday freakout: wedding wedges NEXT Mandy & Eric's silly and geeky dance party Show/Hide comments [ 3 ] Ooh, I'm making my dress out of a combination of my mum's dress and another vintage dress. I hope it looks something like this good… Reply That's really weird. I was just looking at their Etsy the other day when I was hunting for a bridal skirt. 🙂 Reply ooooooooooooooooooo MY GOSH these are so amazing. i love the creativity and all the various ways you can make new from old! totally loving this! GREAT JOB! Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.