Post # 1
I need to know if major alterations to the neckline of my dress is even possible. I’d like the top to go from long sleeve illusion neckline (1) to high neckline illusion neckline (2 or 3). Does anyone know if this is even doable?
Would it be possible given the structure of the dress? I was thinking a seamstress could remove the lace on the upper body leaving it strapless and then add lace and tulle to create the illusion high neckline. I have the additional lace, but don’t want to waste time running around to seamstresses if it’s not even a possibility. Please, anyone, help! Lol
Also, I’ve chosen to modify this dress instead of buying a different one altogether because the bottom is absolute perfection, but I couldn’t find a strapless dress in my price range just like it to work from.
Post # 2
talk to a seamstress they will tell you if it is doable or not
Post # 3
Seamstress here! That looks like it could be do-able, with enough time, money, and lace.
Assuming you have enough lace to do either, but you would need a seamstress with a delicate touch to appliquee it all together in a seamless (pun intended) way. The hardest part looks like it would be piecing the lace together so the pattern of it looks right.
Also, it depends where the lace ends on your dress – is it all over, or limited to the bodice like image #3. It looks like acheiving image #2 could be easier, because you don’t need as big of a swath of lace as #3 needs.
Lastly, since your neckline has a deep V front, I think option #2 might make more sense visually – the halter in #3 with the low V might look weird.
However, without being able to touch or see your lace and how the dress is connected, a girl can only estimate. Definitely track down a great seamstress and have them way in on time and $$$ needed to make this work. Good luck!
Post # 4
Thank you both for the responses!
@reptar: thanks so much!!! I really just wanted to know if this was even doable and I really appreciate hearing from a seamstress. I’ve got about 1/2 a yard of additional lace. I’m hoping that’s enough to fill the area. And, the lace is pretty much all over, except at the bottom where there are small amounts of lace applique on tulle.