(Closed) Going Bananas! I need your help

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
47419 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m not sure why you need it 55″ or wider. The width goes from the waist to the floor. That can’t possibly be 55″ unless you are very tall- 55″ on me comes almost up to my shoulders.




    scroll down to the FRENCH ALENCON LACE – 72 INCH WIDTH – 033
             not sure if this is beaded or not


Post # 4
817 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I wonder if you can go to Goodwill or look at Craigslist and search for an old wedding dress. Sometimes there are some god-awful, 80’s and 90’s looking dresses on Craigslist that people are selling for cheap, and you could possibly find some lace from those that you can salvage. But first I’d check out a used clothing store to see what you can find, so you don’t run into any Craigslist creepers.

Post # 6
1268 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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@Wannabe-diy-bride: hey!  some of us were married in the 80’s and thought those dresses were great…..

Post # 7
47419 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Think about it- the scallop is on one edge(or both) of the width of the fabric.

You want the scallop at the bottom of the dress so you have that edge for the hem.

That means the width  of the fabric goes from the waist to the hem.

Check with your seamstress if you are not sure.

There are many 36″ wide beaded Alcenon lace fabrics available and they are less expensive than54″ or 72″(by far).

Ask her what yardage(length of fabric) you need to get.

Post # 8
579 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Miss CuppyCake: Finding lacy is a major pain!  I suggest contacting Mood Fabric. Yes the very one from Project Runway.  They have a massive selection and if nothing else, can atleast point you in the right direction:


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