• Lace Wedding Gowns
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    Lace Wedding Gowns

    Lace wedding gowns are still very much “on trend” this season and you may be wondering why the alterations on these gowns are so expensive. When I think of lace, I think of the art of collage: lace is made to cut apart and stitch together in whatever pattern most flatters the body. That is why so many brides like it. Done right, it can flatter and slim the body in a way that no other fabric can. Some lace dresses are cut out…

  • Vintage Wedding Gown Restyling
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    Vintage Wedding Gown Restyling

    It’s so impossible to keep up with my blogging during wedding season and this one was a doozy! Now that I’ve come up for air, I want to share a vintage wedding gown restyling with you. It was interesting because of all the beadwork and the addition of a train. If you have ever altered a fully beaded gown, you’ll appreciate the work that went into this dress. (Check out my blog on working with beaded gowns.) The base was a bias-cut silk chiffon…

  • Wedding Gown Alterations Beadwork
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    Wedding Gown Alterations: Beadwork

    Wedding season is upon us and if you are one of the many brides who got engaged over the December holidays, you are (hopefully) looking for your wedding gown. If you are like most brides, you will need some kind of alteration to the gown. Like all clothing, dresses come in basic sizes and then must be tailored to fit an individual body. Almost every gown needs at least a bustle; most need to be hemmed. Maybe you need the waist nipped in a…