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Wedding Dress Alteration: Attached Lace Jacket Addition

I've been working on a wedding dress for the past month or so. I almost had it finished and then Henry came early so I've finally now getting around to finishing it. Good thing the wedding isn't until December! My friend got a simple dress on sale, and I'm altering it to her liking. I'll only show you part of the alterations and have the full reveal later this week after the final fitting.
The dress had a square neckline with beading around the edge and on the sleeves.
I took the beading off, made it a sweetheart neckline, and added lace. I hand sewed the lace on in the shape of a cropped jacket.
I added the scalloped edge of the lace to the sleeves and neckline.
The back comes up with a standing collar and then has a keyhole with the scalloped edge of the lace. I haven't put hooks and eyes at the collar so that's why it's a little floppy looking.
I love the look of the delicate lace. The bride chose a great look for her dress. I can't wait to show you the rest of the dress!


  1. i love the lace! your work is beautiful :)

  2. This is beautiful! How do you just up and change a neck line like that?

  3. i LOVE it. what a huge impact that lace makes:)

  4. This looks so beautiful! It really gives the dress a sophistication and elegance that it didn't have before. Great job!


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