(Closed) Is my dream possible? Anyone with sewing experience?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@swimcat14:  I would look for a picture that shows the lace you are thinking of, even if it’s not the same color.  That might be easier.  

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I am sure a seamstress could do it for you.

It depends on how the lace is used- she may need to take apart some of the seams to insert the lace.

If the lace pieces are appliques, they are applied to the surface.

You could laso have a separate piece made to wear over your dress.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

it’s possible – i would do an applique seam to avoid the bulk of an overlock.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

It really depends on what you are envisiging. But yes, sewing blue lace on a dress bodice is possible. Depending on what you are after it may be as simple as adding peices of lace like applique, making a lace bodice to go over the existing dress or it may require pulling apart the bodice and remaking the dress. 

Before you go any further you really need to do a lot of image searches. Find a rough example of what you want even if it uses white lace in the pic, find an image of a dress you’d buy and take it to a couple of seamstresses to get quotes and suggestions. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@swimcat14:  A 2-thread overlock is just a common stitch that’s frequently used to stitch lace. Look at a pair of lacy underpants and you’ll see what I mean. It’s not ideal for a wedding gown simply because it can look…ahem…cheap. This is a good website with pictures of overlocks:

http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/mediafiles/huskylock09/us/stitches/

An applique stitch follows the pattern of whatever you’re trying to stitch – with lace it gives you the fuse that you need without the noticeable bulk. The point of the applique stitch is to be as invisible as possible. Any experienced seamstress should be able to do an applique stitch with no problem.

 

 

 

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