(Closed) Anyone with seamstress knowledge here?

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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2015

yes-there is nothing difficult about that design what so ever.

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Honey bee

Are you wanting to convert from the boat neckline to the scoop or just replicate one, or both, of them?

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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2015

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bridetobe91515:  For it to look good and If I was doing the alteration: I would remove the entire lace slip/overlay and do a new one with a different tyle of lace, I personally thing the lace on the current gown would be too ‘heavy’ for the style you want. Its not hard but it would cost $$ becasue it would be time consuming

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Newbee

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bridetobe91515:  this may not be too helpful, but I ordered this dress originally but ultimately backed out and went with a different dress, because I didn’t like the neckline.  Have you already ordered the dress?  I did look into it and I do know that casablanca is known for being customizable and they may be willing to work with you on redesigning the neckline.

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Buzzing Beekeeper

I have been a seamstress for 15 years (have a BFA in costuming), if you simply want the lace cut, that is super easy. Should take 15 minutes and even with wedding mark-up it shouldn’t cost more than $50. Although, if you look closely at the first picture the lace pattern is not symmetrical on both sides. Cutting it down would make this obvious and odd looking. The lace could be replaced to be symmetrical like the second picture but it would be slightly difficult, maybe a couple hundred dollars plus cost of new lace. 

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

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bridetobe91515: What a lovely dress to get a deal on!

As a pp has said, that lace and the lace in your pic will never look the same. But, if you like the look of the lace you have, a cheaper fix would be to snip off that scallop and take the neckline right down to the bottom of the sweetheart (because the pattern on the lace repeats there). Then they’d have to get a new matching scallop because the one they snipped off would be too short (unless by some happy accident your dress came with more). I am a home sewer (so not a professional at all!), and that would be the lazy fix for me, however I still wouldn’t do it. Your neckline probably wouldn’t match the bottom, you’d lose the lovely detail at the top and it wouldn’t look like the inspiration. Have you tried it on with a few other hairstyles? I was anti high necks until I tried one on with an updo.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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bridetobe91515:  cutting the lace into a new neckline shouldn’t be super expensive.  But what you have to remember is it is cut around the pattern/appliqué in the lace.  So you won’t be able to duplicate the inspiration pic exactly.  I’m not sure that the lace on the dress now really has a great pattern to cut around.  To get the look you want you would probably have to have the lace removed and a new piece put on.  That would be a lot more expensive.

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

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bridetobe91515:  This is going to sound a little silly, but it really helps me. When I’m doing stuff with lace I like to photocopy it at actual size and then experiment with cutting around the pattern on the copy to see what effects I like. You could try printing out your picture to scale, giving it a go and seeing whether it looks good. Old school photoshop I guess!

But don’t get hung up on the shoulders thing. I have what I refer to as cheerleading shoulders. I find there’s no hard and fast rule for what flatters them!

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