Post # 1
So I have had my eye on wearing my grandmother’s wedding dress ever since I was little because I love it and I am named after her. I thought it would be a great way to honor her since she won’t have the chance to be at my wedding since she passed away before I was born.
Her dress is a 1960s style and is pale yellow from not being perserved all these years. Is there a way that I can add onto her dress to make it floor length so I can wear it?
Post # 3
First have it professionally cleaned to see how much of the yellow you can get out. Then take it to a really, really, realy good seamstress to talk about what can be done with it. You may have to have it taken apart and remade – and you may be able to re-use only parts of it, but that could be really lovely and meaningful as well, to have a new dress made from pieces of an old one.
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
If her dress won’t work for the wedding, you could always wear it for the rehearsal.
Post # 5
YES! If it basically fits then there are lots of possibilities! If you do a fit n flare silouete, it would be easy to add extra skirt, although it might be hard to fine fabric that matches. An A line silouete would be harder because there would be a seam, but maybe this could be hidden with pick-ups? Or you could add a whole new skirt and just use the bodice. Or you could use pieces (lace, beading, buttons, trim, etc) or a new base dress. LOTS of possibilities. Go see a seamstress, they’ll be able to help tremendously.
Post # 6
I wish I had my grandmother’s dress… good luck to you!