Refashioned Wedding Dress

refashioned-wedding-dress-vivat-veritas-bridal2 copyEvery wedding has its story – My latest bride, Erina wanted to have her wedding to include her mom’s dress. She inherited her dress from her mom who had passed some years ago. She told her wedding planner, no other details are important except for the fact that she can wear her mom’s dress. Because she is pregnant, some dress shops declined to refashion it  for fear of improper sizing.

I suggested that we update her dress by taking off the ruffle sleeves and add a laced up details in back. Back lace up would accommodate the size changes. I moved the center back zipper to side zipper, added lace up details, tweek a bit with darts to fit Erina better.

The ruffle sleeves had pretty floral lace so I repurposed the lace for her bridal gloves. The gloves are made with tulle. It’s common to wear bridal gloves for a wedding ceremony in Japan. I know it is not so common in the U.S. I did not wear any for my U.S. wedding.

It was fun to get involved in such a special occasion and see the dress from 30 years ago transformed.
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妊娠中ということもあり、相談したドレス屋さんにはいくつも断られたそうです。

まず、ふわふわのレースが重なったお袖を取りはずし、ノースリーブ型に変更しました。
妊娠中の変わりやすい体型に対応するため、後ろにあったジッパーを横にずらし、変わりに編み上げにすることによりサイズ調整が可能なドレスに産まれ変わりました。
お袖のレースはオーガンジーのフィンガーレスグローブにあしらって再利用且つ統一感を持たせました。

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Comments

  1. This is BEAUTIFUL Chie!! I LOVE That lace up back, and you made the dress fit her growing belly so gracefully. She looks regal!!

  2. its so elegant, that it the loveliest maternity fit i have ever seen

  3. You did a lovely job updating this special dress. The lace up back is a really smart idea for a pregnant bride, too! She looks beautiful in it.