Wedding Dress Sleeves?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Hostess
4941 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@aimhoof:  If you don’t have a lot of sewing experience, I would consider taking it into a seamstress. I understand trying to save money, but wedding dresses are really fragile and should really only be touched by a professional or if you’re very experienced at sewing. 

It’s such a beautiful dress, it’d be awful to bugger it up! 

Post # 4
Member
602 posts
Busy bee

They kind of already look like cap sleeves, so I might consider cutting out the top and sewing in a trianglular piece of fabric, similar to the way you would make your own bellbottoms out of regular jeans.

Post # 5
Member
42546 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

The sleeves already appear to be cap sleeve to me.You can add a gusset in the underarm area. This isn;t the easiest thing to do for a non sewer. Do you have someone who could do this for you?

You have  to open up the underarm seam and add the triangular or diamond shaped piece of fabric. You may or may not be able to get the fabric from the hem of the dress or from any other alterations. If not, you can buy something similar as it will only show if you lift your arms over your head.

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