Before and after wedding dress

A recent lovely project has been to take apart and re-imagine a 70’s wedding dress for a modern bride. It was her mothers dress which has great sentimental ¬†value in the family, a lovely addition to a wedding day.

The skirt was removed and kept almost complete except for a revision at the hem where I trimmed around the lace and stiffened the edge. I also added an underscore of bridal tulle.

The bodice and over jacket was taken apart and turned into a sweetheart neckline with sheer tulle straps that closed at the upper back leaving the lower back open. Motifs from the lace were trimmed out and hand applied to the tulle straps.

by Kathleen Brewster

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