A Going Away Dress – Part II
Remember the last post about the Vintage Gown I am re-fashioning int o a Going Away Dress?
Well today I want to show you the progress I have made. This is what I started with –
First I removed the buttons, the zipper, the lace ruffle at the bodice, and the sleeves and bodice overlay –
Next, off came all of these lovely paisley lace motiffs –
After removing all the lace and embellishments, it was time to seperate the bodice from the skirt and over skirt –
And now to start putting it all back together!
The bodice will have straps made; the skirt has been chopped off to about knee level. The skirt also will get taken in at the sides, panels removed at the back, and a new layer of chiffon added. The Paisley motiffs will be re-applied at the neckline, buttons re-sewn at the back, and a sash added at the waist. My lovely bride will be coming in a few days for her next fitting; I’m excited to see her reaction!