Post # 1
So I bought this 50s wedding dress that I LOVE… but I intend to do a couple of alterations. One minor alteration that I need to do is get rid of the “pointy” spots that are on the chest. Since it is an older dress, it was sewn in such a way that it comes to a point at each boob rather than a smooth curve. Does anyone have any brilliant ideas to fix this? The dress is covered in a pretty lace, and I would prefer to not chop it up if I can help it!
(NOTE: This isn’t me in the picture, it is the girl I bought it from. I can’t get a good picture of me)
As you can see, it comes to a point right there, and I really want to get that fixed without paying someone to do it.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
Gosh, I don’t know much about this, but I just wanted to tell you that this dress is so beautiful and very “Mad Men”! 😀 Honestly, I would take it to a seamstress, and think that it would be worth every penny to get that done properly…but that’s just me.
Post # 4
This dress is simply stunning!
Post # 5
I have a guess that if there is a way to get at the lace from the inside, detaching it from the inner part of the dress, the way it’s seamed/pleated(?) up to the bust could be changed. But unless you’re pretty confident in your sewing skills, it sounds like a job for a seamstress. Don’t many seamstresses do at least the initial consultation for free? It’s just such a gorgeous dress that the idea of DIYing an alteration on it makes me nervous, personally.
Post # 6
@pengoala: Thanks! I was nervous about how it looked ’cause its different…but I like it now 🙂 i might just end up doing that because I don’t want to ruin it…
Post # 8
@TankGirl: I think I might just do that, then. I’ll take a second look at it and see how simple it looks using that approach, but I’m getting more nervous about the idea of really messing it up myself! Thanks for the imput
Post # 9
i agree with the pp… if you are confident in your sewing abilities, you should be able to fix the points by altering the pleat lines and making a little bit more of a french seam instead… if you aren’t confident, get a seamstress to do it- shouldn’t be too expensive IMO.
Post # 10
Are you 100% sure you want to do this? I would have never noticed the point! The thing is, that problem simply isn’t that noticable and there is a very real chance something could go very wrong with the alteration. I personally think the dress looks GORGEOUS the way it is. Are you really willing to gamble with this gown to fix such a tiny problem that nobody other than you will notice? (I opted not to fix a similar problem my gown had!)
Post # 11
@tonights: :/ True. It isn’t a MAJOR deal…I just notice stuff like that haha. It isn’t very noticeable on the girl in the picture, but I’m smaller than her so it looks (to me) more obvious when I wear it. But maybe if I get the right bra with it I can make it less noticeable that way? I’m really considering turning the back into a corset too because right now it just zips…I think that would maybe take care of my urge to alter 🙂
Post # 12
I think the pointy boobs have to go, the corset back would be cute if you really want to do that.