Post # 1
i’m thinking of getting this dress to change into for the afterparty outdoors so my wedding dress wont get too dirty since i need it again for another reception overseas in a few days. I really like lace dresses and fell in love with this one. Do u think i could alter the neckline to a v shape, shorten sleeves and add a silk or chiffon layer to the bottom to make it floor length?
Post # 3
That almost looks like my actual wedding dress. I think it’s very pretty. I would think the lace would be a bit difficult to alter. Maybe just shortent he sleeves, but I’d leave the rest alone.
Post # 4
@ariaK: I have lower than basic sewing skills, but I say
1) yes you can make it v-neck ( but I wouldn’t like the style. That’s your call, however. A V-neck of the sheer fabric would match the line of the sheath underneath.)
2) dreadfully hard to add a layer to the bottom since–WHERE will it be attached? There is no waistline. This is a sheath dress with an overlay, You can’t add stuff to sheathes.
3) sleeves easy to shorten
My opinion only, I’ll be interested in what others say.
I say wear this dress as is or find another dress. It’s really cute and the model is a doll in it. ITs modest for a high-low dress, normally I don’t like those.
Post # 5
I think it is gorgeous as is!
Post # 6
@ariaK: Yes you can shorten the sleeves, have it altered to a V neck and add a sheer layer to the bottom.
The chiffon could be added in a V shape at the front just under the last row of trim similar to this dress.
Post # 7
The only thing I would maybe do would be to make it a v neck and maybe shorten the sleeves, don’t make it long – it’d look odd and it’s perfect the length it is.
Post # 8
- Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
I dont particularily care for this vintage dress. It looks a bit too old for the model. And she doesn’t look comfortable in it lol. I might like it better if the skirt touched the floor and the neckline was opened up a bit. But I just read your questioning if it could be altered into floor length. You might need to keep searching if you want to alter it so much.
Post # 9
I think it’s pretty, but for the alterations you are describing it will add up fast! Have you looked at Sue Wong dresses? She designs countless vintagey dresses that you can often find on sale at big department stores! Good luck!
Post # 10
Thanks everyone, i’ve decided to not get it!
@ddattilio: u’re right, alterations cost a bomb!! I asked a few seamstresses and well..altering it costs souch more than the dress itself..