(Closed) HELP Me Transform This Gown!

posted 12 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
332 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Try looking on esty! I just did a search for ‘bridal belt’ and tons of great ones popped right up. If you don’t find one that you want you could even use alchemy to have one made for you.

Post # 4
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I feel VERY hesitant to say go ahead and remove the crystals because, as you mentioned, satin is very known to snag! And because it is on the top of your gown it will be very noticable if it does. Have you tried to add a belt with it just to see what it looks like if you keep the crystals?

I found this belt on Etsy which is gorgeous but it is exspensive. This one may also we a bit chunky but there are tones for sale on this site! Hope this helps!


Post # 5
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

A giant bow may be cute, as Fowler2be said though, I would be hesitant to remove and crystals or beading unless your seamstress could assure you that nothing would be left behind.  I’m all for making your dress your own though.  Good luck!

Post # 6
3538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would not be game at all to remove any of the crystals. I think I would cry to even attempt it.

Adding a belt might be a good idea, or a flashy headpiece??

Post # 7
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

How are the beads attached? are they sewn directly to the satin, or are they on a mesh-like piece which is then attached to the satin? If they’re on mesh, you (or rather your seamstress) should be able to remove them all rather easily. If they’re attached directly to the satin, you WILL have marking if you remove them.

Post # 9
1392 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery

ha your dress already been made in your size?  A lot of the made to order gowns have the beads sewn on my hand….if you only just ordered it I would suggest seeing if they might not sew on the beads.  I have heard of brides requesting it be done to save on dress cost.  If it’s already made I would say that the seamstress should have an idea of the outcome.


Post # 10
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

You could consider adding fabric detail on the bodice, like little ruffles or something, if you do take the beads off and they do leave a mark. Just a thought Smile

Post # 11
665 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

If you’re deadset on removal… I’d suggest leaving the top row of beading alone b/c if that snags or looks messy, then there really is no way of hiding it. I’d suggest removal of the beading located below the bust… then you could put on your flashier belt or bow. If something happened there, then you could cover it w/ w/e you were replacing the beading w/ anyway.

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