Last fall I had a lovely bride, Rebecca, ask me to add sleeves to her strapless dress. There are so many strapless dresses on the market but this style doesn’t suit everyone! Adding sleeves or straps is a nice way to customize a strapless dress. Then you can have the dress of your dreams without compromising on comfort or modesty! Rebecca’s dress came with a little bolero jacket so it was fairly simple to add sleeves to her dress. However there are lots of ways to add sleeves or straps, even if your dress doesn’t come with a jacket! Additional lace, taffeta, or satin fabric can be purchased to match the dress. Don’t limit your options!
Photos by Kimber Hansen Photography
Rebecca also shared a nice thought about her alterations: “I had bought a backless, sleeveless, trained wedding dress that came with a not-so-flattering jacket for my outdoor, November wedding in hopes of finding a seamstress to change it to my liking. Anne’s Alterations did just that. Anne converted the jacket into a cap sleeved top sewn into the dress and removed the train. Anne turned my bargain dress into an elegant outdoor wedding dress!”
Thanks for sharing, Rebecca! I love seeing photos of my work in action!