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A Going Away Dress – Part II

Posted on Feb 25, 2014 by in Custom Designs, Featured, Latest Projects, Vintage Gowns |

Remember the last post about the Vintage Gown I am re-fashioning int o a Going Away Dress?

Well today I want to show you the progress I have made.  This is what I started with –

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First I removed the buttons, the zipper, the lace ruffle at the bodice, and the sleeves and bodice overlay –

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Next, off came all of these lovely paisley lace motiffs –

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After removing all the lace and embellishments, it was time to seperate the bodice from the skirt and over skirt –

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And now to start putting it all back together!

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The bodice will have straps made; the skirt has been chopped off to about knee level.  The skirt also will get taken in at the sides, panels removed at the back, and a new layer of chiffon added. The Paisley motiffs will be re-applied at the neckline, buttons re-sewn at the back, and a sash added at the waist. My lovely bride will be coming in a few days for her next fitting; I’m excited to see her reaction!