That's right. I have a friend who cut up her wedding dress so I could make her newborn twin girls blessing blankets. How sweet is that? She did the cutting up of the dress, not me. And she used the bleach pen on the stains, not me. Phew- I didn't mess it up, thank goodness.
We used the satin under skirt from the dress for the binding (cut into long strips and sewed together). We used the lace overlay for one side of the blanket. We used the pretty bottom lace for added interest on top of the lace side. We used white minky (not on the wedding dress) for the other side. You could see through the lace side but the minky fabric is double sided and fairly thick so it added bulk to the blanket. Then I found some white rosettes and used those to make the ties look nicer than white yarn. I tied all of the layers together in 9 places.
Then I doubled it all for the other blanket for baby #2!
They are meaningful, resourceful, and beautiful!