(Closed) Grandmother’s wedding dress

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2281 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
4193 posts
Honey bee
  • 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
9550 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
3968 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I wish I had my grandmother’s dress… good luck to you!

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