Saturday, January 31, 2015

Alterations! No CQ!

This week, I cannot show you the progress on my crazy quilting class project, because there wasn't any!  I have spent the week altering my granddaughter's wedding dress!  She bought a pricey gown that was a little too tight in the bodice, and she wanted the train to bustle.  It was going to cost her "an arm and a leg" to use her words, to have it altered where she bought it, so she asked grandma! It is my wedding gift to her.

I had to remove the zipper (well, actually I cut it down keeping the part below the waist.)  I added a ribbon lace up closure.  Thought you might like a sneak peek:

The wedding is today, so I will post a few pics next week of her in the gown! See you next week!


Natashalh said...

Wow - you're brave to take on that project! I love sewing, but alterations are so difficult for me. I have to admit I'd like to have the "tight in the bodice" problem, though...I can't even wear most strapless dresses because I don't have anything to hold them up with!

Memories for Life said...

What a beautiful dress and a great gift from grandma! I bet she'll look wonderful in it!

Kathleen said...

What a treasure for her - and for you!

pasqueflower said...

I LOVE the lace-up back! Beautifully-crafted, Grandma!