(Closed) Up-cycled Wedding dress, help!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I know you said this wasn’t your style, but I think if you did your hair in a vintage way, you would be a really adorable vintage bride! πŸ™‚ 

 

 

 

On the other hand, take your dress to an experienced seamstress, see if she can add/eliminate the things youd like. A good seamstress can work wonders unknown to human kind. πŸ™‚ lol

EDIT: The dress is really gorgeous as is if you didn’t catch my drift! and what a steal! $30! I’m jealous! haah 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@kelcim:  The more I look at it the more I think it would be gorgeous with tullie or chiffon added layers to the skirt portion, it might make it a little more modern which is what you seem to be looking for, with the touch of vintage that the top brings. 

Maybe also nix the sleeves but keep the illusion neckline and just make them to be short like this…. Or you could eliminate the illusion all together and leave it as a sweetheart. That detail on the top is so gorgeous. 

Hopefully some of these ideas help you out! πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@CatyLady:  Thank you! πŸ™‚ All this time on the bee is really rubbing off on me! haah

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I picture something like this. A higher waist with a tulle ballgown skirt. And keep the sleeves. 

 

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I would change the waist line and make a full chiffon skirt. Do the “illusion” piece like you said, then see where you are. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@kelcim:  Yay! I’m glad I could help πŸ™‚ 

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

I love the idea of a lower illusion between the breasts and net /chiffon or tulle over the skirt. I would see if you could make it a higher waist in the front, esp if the over layers can give you the length you would need to do that. On one of the dress shows last night, a girl shortened the s underskirt and there was tulle over it that was long. Might be way not what you are going for because it was very modern and edgy, but i thought of it when thinking of tulle overlay:-) ps I love this dress and the deal you got! 

 

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would get rid of the sleeves! Like the photo that another bee posted above. I’m definitely not a fan of the current sleeves.

If you can change the skirt to tulle layers, great….but it might be expensive. Go to an honest seamstress who will tell you the truth – not someone who will tell you they can make a beautiful skirt just to get the job. get a few opinions!

If you can’t change the skirt to something you love, move on. No matter how great a bargain you got, it’s not worth it if you don’t love it. Cool dress, but if it’s not the one you love, then there’s plenty of other great bargains (well not as low as 30$) and you can find one that you find amazing!

good luck! if you get it altered and keep it, be sure to post the finished dress πŸ™‚

 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I wouldn’t go with this dress it is a bit dated in my honest opinion, I think you could have one made to your specifications try fabulous u. You are way toooo beautiful to settle for this dress. 

Post # 16
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553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

this is so awesome! i love the illusion and boat neck you already have. you could try cutting the netting sleeves down to half (end just at elbow, like this: 

 

a seamstress would have no problem altering the skirt/bodice. i think the v in the front of the bodice dates it more than anything…even rounding that out would help a ton! add a layer of tulle or chiffon on top of the satin, and you’ve got a totally different dress. can’t wait to see what you do with it!

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