Post # 1
Hi ladies, gents and everyone,
Im a UK bride and its our wedding on 25th May 2013.
We are travelling to Turkey from UK for our wedding and so my dress is a bridesmaid’s dress in ivory as I wanted a light weight one.
Its really plain but I am happy as can be with it generally:
Hope that worked.
There is a tiny beaded applique bit on one hip and I thought it would be good to have something on the shoulder as its a one shoulder dress.
We were really rushed and at first glance it was a good match. its the type that has beads on mesh backing and that it the part that is sewn on.
At my final dress fitting, I had the seamstrss attach it and she by stitching right around it.
Ive got my dress home and couldnt resist trying it one but over the weekend I can see that the hip one is more silvery and the shoulder one is more ivory/ light champagne.
Ive matched all my accessories to the silver hip applique.
I know its hard to visualise but I didnt take any good pics, that is how rushed the final fitting was.
Basically, Im asking Bees if any of you have had an embellishment/ applique removed from a dress and did it leaves any stitch marks?
My dress is a “satin” made from polyester if that helps.
Ive posted on a UK forum and had some lovely comments but no one told me that they had been in the same situation.
If you had an applique removed, how did your’s turn out?
Post # 3
Hi bees, anyone? Im not seeing my seamstress until the weekend again so am getting worried!
Post # 4
I guess you won’t really know until you try to unstitch it (maybe just lift one of two stitches and see whether there’s a mark). Are you planning to replace it with another applique or brooch? If so, it probably doesn’t matter even if there are some stitch marks. And I guess worst case scenario, you can always sew it back on?
Post # 5
@Ribeno: The fibers in polyster satin fabric tend not to “heal” or close up when you poke holes through it. So, removing the applique will likely leave puncture marks. However, as @peonyinparis pointed out, if you are planning on replacing the removed applique, then the stitch marks will not matter. Also, even if you do not replace it, the holes will likely be so miniscule that no one will really notice them. Moreoever, if by some chance they are noticeable, pressing the fabric can also mend the stitch marks.
I am certain it will all work out. Just trust that your seamstress knows what she is doing. 🙂
Post # 6
The stitch marks will vanish with steaming. Just apply a steam/shot iron a cm away from the fabric.
Post # 7
Thanks for your replies, feeling a bit more relaxed about it all after reading your posts.
I will be back soon.
Post # 8
well good news. the applique has been removed and no stitch marks after the dress was steamed!!
thanks again for advice.