Wedding dress alterations & restyling

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To transform this TK Maxx bargain dress into a unique, perfectly-fitted dream wedding dress.

Brief:

I remade the top to sit off-the-shoulder and added a net underskirt to give the skirt more volume. The chunky gold zip was replaced with buttons and loops and I made a sash which the bride requested was tied in a bow.

Solution:

To transform this dress from a TK Maxx bargain into a one-off, perfectly fitted dream wedding dress.

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wedding gown bridal mother of the bride bridesmaid prom evening wear maxi dress clothing alterations restyle seamstress tailor manchester womenswear bride fitting

Amy wanted to shorten the hem to make it more practical for a beach wedding.

Brief:

I pinned the hem at the front to make it the perfect fit and we decided to remove a lot of the heavy train to make it more comfortable to walk.

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wedding gown bridal mother of the bride bridesmaid prom evening wear maxi dress clothing alterations restyle seamstress tailor manchester womenswear bride fitting
wedding gown bridal mother of the bride bridesmaid prom evening wear maxi dress clothing alterations restyle seamstress tailor manchester womenswear bride fitting

To rectify the wobbly zip which doesn't sit flat down the back.

Brief:

The original zip was too heavy for the delicate lace which was causing it to bend. I removed this zip and replaced it with a shorter, lighter zip in the lower part of the dress. I then added buttons and loops all the way down the opening to fasten the lace part at the top and cover the zip at the bottom.

Problem solved!

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