I’ve been working on a wedding dress for the past month or so. I almost had it finished and then my baby came early so I’ve finally now getting around to finishing it. Good thing the wedding isn’t until December! My friend got a simple dress on sale, and I’m altering it to her liking. I’ll only show you part of the alterations and have the full reveal later this week after the final fitting.
The dress had a square neckline with beading around the edge and on the sleeves.
I took the beading off, made it a sweetheart neckline, and added lace. I hand sewed the lace on in the shape of a cropped jacket.
I added the scalloped edge of the lace to the sleeves and neckline. Here are tips for hemming lace.
The back comes up with a standing collar and then has a keyhole with the scalloped edge of the lace. I haven’t put hooks and eyes at the collar so that’s why it’s a little floppy looking.
I love the look of the delicate lace. The bride chose a great look for her dress. I can’t wait to show you the rest of the dress!