(Closed) Jim Hjelm question: Seamstress please read!!!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I don’t see why not. Depending on the lace that you choose for the overlay, it could be quite pricey, though.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@noritake22:ditto

If you don’t get a good quality lace, you are going to cheapen a rather pricey dress.  Between the cost of the lace ($30+ a yard), plus labor, you could be talking some serious coin.

Other options:

A veil with heavy lace trim

Lace trim at the bodice and hem.

If you aren’t dead set on lace, maybe an embellished belt/sash?

A lace jacket (think of the bodice of Kate Middleton’s dress)

EDIT–When I said $30/yard, I was thinking about a piece of lace I bought years ago.  I just remembered that I only got half a yard.  It was $60/yard.  Sorry!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

 @elired: Not at all awful.  I was a 3 dress bride so I would be the last one to call you flaky and indecisive:)  I really wanted a lace dress.  I ended up with a satin ballgown.  Loved it, but still drool over every lace dress I see on this site.  Including dress #1…

I think you are looking at more than $500.  I googled Alencon lace (just to get something) and came up with this website:

http://housefabric.com/categorysubview.asp?CategoryID=109&CategorySubID=299

No idea if this site is any good, I just wanted an idea on pricing.  You probably need about 8-10 yards, depending on the size of your dress and the pattern on the lace.  You will need more if there is a border

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

If cost isn’t a concern, I would go for it. I don’t believe it will be inpossible, just possibly very pricey. An alternative though, is a mantilla lace veil?

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

If price isn’t a concern, why not just sell your dress and buy the type of dress that you want?

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Did you get the bolero?  I love the look with the bolero. 

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