Amanda’s vintage lace reconstruction wedding dress came from her desire to wear her mother’s dress from day one. She came to us with the original dress and a vision of the silhouette of what she wanted. Check out the updates we made below!
The dress was already in great shape, it was just a little outdated. Despite that, there are many amazing elements to it like the gorgeous lace and how it was placed across the dress.
We ended up keeping the bodice intact but drastically lowered the neck drop in the front and back.
We removed the sleeves and used the lace elsewhere. Then, we created patterns and constructed an entirely new lower half of the dress. The inner skirt was made of a stretch silk jersey so it was lightweight, comfortable and a dream against the skin!
We used a stretch tool netting to create a longer, more dramatic train with a beautiful lace border attached. Amanda and her family are a perfect example of the brides we adore working with and sharing these cherished moments.
They were so excited about the process, they came together, creating something they can share. For us, it’s a delight to bring our expertise & transform a vintage piece!
The beauty behind a vintage lace reconstruction dress is that when you start from a madras fabric that’s saturated in sentimental value and details, it’s possible to transform the vision and recreate a new gown in a modern, fitted way. Take a look at the before and afters!
All professional photos taken by Tess Moran Photography Studio. If you’re interested in having your own heirloom gown redesigned? Reach out to us today!