Post # 1
Hello fellow bees!!
I have fallen in love with Jewel JL228. However, there are no retailers in the area that carry this dress. The part I love the most about the dress is the illusion neckline.
Has anyone had the experience of adding an illusion neckline to a strapless dress? If so, how did the process go? Did you order extra material from the designer of your dress?
Any information you can provide would be much appreciated!! Here is a picture of the dress…
Post # 3
I think a great seamstress can do amazing things flawlessly. Most designers will allow you to order extra fabric to fashion to your liking. So I don’t imagine it being an issue. However, since this dress is a Priscilla of Boston dress and they’re going out of business it might be worth going to the nearest store. Unless its a plane ride away, a bit too far then.
Post # 4
I am totally in the same boat! This happens to be my FAVORITE dress, but I have never had a chance to try it on. And now that PoB is going out of business I don’t think I will ever have a chance to wear this beautiful dress. On their website it looks like they will only fulfill orders that are already in progress 🙁 Let me know how it goes if you do end up adding an illusion neckline to a strapless!
Post # 5
Any luck with adding the illusion neckline? I’m going to my seamstress in a week and decedied i want to add an illusion neckline. I’m hoping she can do it!
Post # 6
@KBurlew: If the bodice of your dress is plain, a good seamstress can use extra of the embroidered organza fabric to make a top that you wear over the dress. It comes down to the waist.
If your bodice has lace or beading, she would use plain organza or chiffon for the illusion top.