Now that the wedding is over, I can share this beautiful dress. I can’t take credit for the design, but I did alter the bodice so that it fit the bride. I normally don’t volunteer to do alterations – especially bridal (because I don’t want to be the one who ruins the perfect dress), but she is my sister-in-law so I’ll make exceptions for family (plus the alterations were ones that I knew I could do without making mistakes).
This was a vintage, custom made dress (you could tell because of the sewing) that was made in a taffeta with a lace overlay. From the looks of it, it had been altered a few times in the bodice already and, surprisingly, the zipper was in great shape. It took a few attempts to get the shoulders, bust, and wait to look exactly the way she wanted, but in the end, the fit was perfect. Overall, a good experience altering a wedding dress, but I don’t think I’ll rush to do that again – sewing for brides is stressful!