Using a Family Gown/Buying a New Gown

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
800 posts
Busy bee

You should enter to be on Something Borrowed, Something New! It’s a show on TLC where a designer takes the old dress and makes a different dress out of it, and a fashion consultant takes the bride shopping for a new dress. At the end, she chooses either the new dress, or the borrowed dress. Laughing You would be perfect for that show, lol!

Post # 4
3394 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Shlieka:  +1 I was going to suggest this too, haha! I love what they do with antique and vintage dresses, total transformation.

OP, it depends on the style of your grandmother’s gown but there’s a number of ways to make it fit you (corset back, adding fabric panels etc). You should check out the seamstress thread, she should be able to give better advice!

Post # 5
457 posts
Helper bee

@MDL2016:  I can’t answer your question but could we see your grandmother’s dress??? 🙂

Post # 9
899 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@MDL2016:  Jenn Gooch at WERK in Lawrenceville is a MASTER.  (412) 737-8503


Post # 10
165 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I know it’s not super helpful but I have had a vintage dress let out almost two sizes before! So if the first seamstress says no, find another! I had to go to about 4 different places before I found someone who was willing to do it and the dress came out beautifully!

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