Post # 1
When I got engaged one of my first thoughts was ‘it would be amazing if I could wear my mothers dress which was first her mothers dress’. Really, how many people have that opportunity? Now I have started to bee pressured to do so, and I really do want to… But it is wildly out of date…. It is long sleeve and I want sleeveless, it goes up to the neck and I’d like something low cut, it has a full lace back and id love an open back, and I have oh so much to say about that butt bustle. Is it worth it let alone possible?
Post # 3
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
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?
Post # 5
My grandmother passed away years ago and my mother said she does not care what I do to the dress. Thank you for addressing that point! I should have in my first post.