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« on: May 14, 2006 04:07:09 PM »

So today I went to my great aunt's house who just passed away, and my grandma (her sister) was just going to throw away this awesome looking vintage wedding dress. It is the cutest thing that I have ever seen, it just wont fit me, my rib cage is a lot bigger than her's. What can I do to make it fit? And can you dye the tulle and lace?


« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2006 06:22:03 PM »

You are able to die the tulle and lace, you would have to know what the fibre content is to buy the appropriate dye. Tulle can either be nylon, polyester or even silk. The lace could be all natural fibres like cotton or it could be polyester and nylon net. An easy way to modify the bodice section is to buy some ribbon, trims or lace to match and insert it into the side seams even center front depending how wide the trim is and how much you need to let it out. You should work out how much you need to let it out. Then divide this by how many seams will have the trim insert. The next step would be to re-cut the waist of the skirt to fit back to the new bodice, I couldn't tell in the photo's if the waist is gathered, if it is then let out the gathers without cutting.
Hope I was able to help in some way, let me know how it works out.
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