Friday, June 28, 2013

My latest Alteration Project - The Alice & Olivia Dress

Thank you so much for all the wonderful compliments about my band.  We do try to have a lot of fun when we play.  As long as the crowd is happy, we are happy too.

One of my co-workers recently asked me to make her dress for her sister’s wedding.  With schedules being crazy, her sister being impatient, she went ahead and ordered this Alice + Olivia dress from online for $297.00, only to turn around and ask me to make alterations/make the dress over.

We got together a couple of weekends ago and she told me that her sister wanted me to drape the bodice making it a little blousy and to give her a waistline.  A trip to Joanns was in order and we got to drive through the traffic for the U.S. Open that was held in our area this year.    Not to stray from the subject at hand, but my favorite thing was all the homes that opened up their driveways and lawns for people to park for a fee ranging from $25 to $30 a spot. 

I loved the bidding wars going on between neighbors.  I hear this goes on a lot, but I had never seen it before.

At Joanns we were lucky enough to actually find a lace to match the chiffon fabric of her dress.

I overlapped the lace to make a band on the front of her dress and sewed it on by hand as the fabric is very delicate.  To give the dress a little pizzazz and glitz we picked out diamond beading to lay on top of the lace.  Here is the beading pinned on to the dress.

At this point I only have to sew the beading on and then hem the dress up a little as it a little long for their liking.  The wedding is in a few weeks, but I’m hoping to have this done by the weekend when I see her for her last fitting.  I do apologize for the pictures not being the best quality.  They were taken with my iphone.  Have a great weekend!!!


Faye Lewis said...

My hats off to you for tackling that bridal fashion job. I think it's going to look wonderful too.

RhondaBuss said...

Well, you have worked wonders!!

Lena Merrin said...

It looks much better with pizzazz! :)

Myra said...

You picked some beautiful lace & beads! I think it will be gorgeous when done, take some pictures!


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