(Closed) Complete overhaul of a dress

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would ask your mom and grandmother how they feel about you drastically altering the dress. If they are ok with it then I would take it to a few seamstresses to find out how much it would cost. It might be less expensive and complicated to buy a new dress and save your mom’s dress for your daughter.

Post # 4
9917 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

A friend of my family just was married in a dress from 1884.  Her mother and grandmother both wore it.  Maybe also her great-grandmother.  She only altered it to fit her, because otherwise what’s the point?

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