- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
Some of you may have read my posts about how I wanted to change my chapel train a-line gown into a tea-length gown. I went on recommendations in choosing my seamstress, a nice little lady in her 60s with a tiny shop near where I live. Work has begun and I can’t tell you how happy I am!I don’t have pictures to share yet but when I go next week I’ll try to remember to snap some.
She has removed the train and made a lovely bolero out of the material.
She’s removed some of the crinoline. The initial idea was to put some red netting under the dress for a pop of color, but, long story short, it won’t work unless we remove all the crinoline and replace it with new red stuff, which we don’t have the time for. Her solution was to create these cute little lace rosettes to line the crinoline with. So I’ll still have the effect of a pop of color, plus now it will be even more unique.
She tightened up the waist and bodice since I’ve lost a enough weight to need everything taken in a bit.
She tightened up the arm holes and shoulder straps so they won’t slip around.
She fixed a ratty zipper and replaced the top hook.
Next is finishing shortening the length to the lower calf like I want, adding the little rosettes, fixing 2 very small fabric pulls, and replacing about 6 tiny missing beads.
Her initial quote for all of this was $80. Yesterday she told me it’d be closer to $50!
So, yeah, I love my seamstress!