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#1 kcotts

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    Posted 14 February 2014 - 06:54 PM

    I've been offered my great-grandmothers wedding dress to re-design into something I'd like to wear. I'm super excited about the possibility of wearing a family heirloom but have no idea how to do that. Do I take it to a seamstress or do I have to have a person design a dress from it? Has anyone else done this before?

    Any suggestions or input is greatly appreciated



    #2 kellymiller

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    Posted 16 February 2014 - 01:43 PM

    I would go to a seamstress, as they would probably have a better idea of what can be done with the dress. Good luck!



    #3 CurlyKristen

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    Posted 16 February 2014 - 01:46 PM

    I would love to see the before and after pictures! Hope everything turns out well!

     

    Happy planning,

    Kristen



    #4 LilyPotter

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    • Wedding Date:July 14, 2014
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    Posted 01 March 2014 - 05:44 PM

    I agree with @kellymiller: Go and talk to a seamstress!

    What style is the wedding dress? Does it have a lot of fabric to work with? What style have you envisioned yourself in? I would suggest you to go through pictures online of things you like, and see if you can incorporate that in the heirloom dress. Are you planning to do big changes (use only the fabric and create a brand new dress with a different style), or are you just altering it a bit (adding/removing details, shortening, adding/removing straps etc)?
    July 14th 2014, Taveuni Island, Fiji




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