oooookay, plan C.
so my grandma mailed me her wedding dress. it came today, smelling of mothballs and the sea.
it's about an inch, inch and a half too small in the waist. gonna have to figure something out. maybe lacing? fabric insert? (that could be something trying to be similar [although matching fifty-year-old lace will be impossible, i reckon] or something contrasty.)
i'm thinking about taking off the tulle:
and doing some embroidery on the underskirt (which would then be just the skirt, i guess). if i do this, i can incorporate the bodice insert into some sort of grand scheme that may end up making some kind of visual sense.
oh, also, it came with this jacket, which i simultaneously like and dislike. It fits strangely in this picture because the dress isn't zipped all the way up. maybe i could scavenge some lace from it to help with the bodice alterations.