Anne’s Modern Reconstruction on a Traditional Grandma’s Dress!

Our first full-fledged reconstruction! We have Anne to thank for inspiring us to step outside of our norms to redesign this traditional vintage wedding gown! We remade the entire top in new satin, then added the lace, which came from the original sleeves all over the bodice. We also added the pleated waistband to accentuate her lovely figure by using the backside of the baised satin strip that you can see at the bottom of the skirt. We tried to utilize as much as possible from the original dress here; a true test to the idea of reconstructions and upcycling!