I have been having a great time working on this 1950s-themed wedding alteration! The dress is so cute and I made some great hair and shoe clips to go with the outfit. First I will show you the progress of the dress!
Here is the dress before I made any changes. It has such great classic lines and is made of a really nice heavy-weight textured satin.
Here it is after I cut off the top layer of fabric! I put the dress on a pedestal so I could measure up from the floor to get the height even all around. That was especially important around the train.
And here it is after all the fabric has been cut! Look at how much fabric I have left! I love the dress short, it is so cute. And I am glad the bride requested a matching bolero out of all the fabric! I will post photos of the bolero later!
As I mentioned, I also made a custom hair clip and shoe clips. The bride is using lemon yellow as her accent color and her groom and bridesmaids are wearing navy blue, so the hair and shoe clips incorporate those colors. I couldn’t find navy grosgrain ribbon with white stitching on the edges anywhere, so I just hand sewed it myself! I think it was worth it!