Gracie dreamed of wearing her mom’s wedding dress from childhood. She knew she wanted to make changes to the sleeves and the skirt, and we were ready to do it.
For most heirloom redesigns, the skirt needs to be carefully detached from the bodice, or the top of the dress. There were a lot of bows that also needed to be removed before we could begin the fitting process. Once the skirt fabric, a beautiful silk dupioni, was taken apart, we could start taking the lace off of the hem, and reshaping the skirt into what Gracie wanted. Less ball gown, more a line.
We added layers of soft tulle and then hand placed each lace motif. To say redesigning a dress takes time is an understatement, but it’s always so worth the time invested.
Check out these beautiful pictures of Gracie and her husband.