I finished the wedding dress I’ve been working on this summer, and it turned out beautifully. I’m really happy with how it turned out. After looking at time and cost, my friend bought this dress and I altered it to be what she wanted.
I hemmed the bottom to just below her knee, and used the fabric for the other alterations.
I took off the fabric loops right under the bust. I built up the v-neck so it wasn’t as low cut, and I added flutter sleeves.
I also built up the back. The original dress just had straps in the back.
Here’s how to sew chiffon fabric.
Doesn’t it look so good on her? It fit her well, and she was getting compliments all day long. It was such a fun dress to work on, and the fabric was a dream to work with. I’m so proud of how it came out and loved seeing it being worn all day long.
One of the first pictures as husband and wife
Here are two pictures from their professional photographer.
If your dress needs more alterations so that you’ll actually wear the dress, you can also: make a dress longer, add sleeves to a dress, add back darts to a dress, raise the neckline, and line a lace dress.