What Would Khaleesi Wear? Wedding Edition Part 2
5. Buy lace-The lace used for this DIY should be light and simple and repetitive, no huge flowers. I preferred leaves. Appliques can be bought online through etsy or independent retailers.
6. Choosing mesh-find mesh in your skin color with holes small enough to sew with but with a small-enough thread-count so that when put on your skin, it looks like there is nothing there.
7. Dye color- Whatever color dress you choose, it is best to get dye a couple shades lighter (or that can be diluted in the dyeing process so that it becomes lighter) so that it creates a dimensional effect when applied to the dress.
8. Layout lace design-The important thing is to decide on the design. It should be asymmetrical so that it looks unique and not like straps. However, it should also be balanced. Too much on one side may make it look ridiculous. Use your judgement!
9. Dye lace- Because the lace may not exactly be 100% cotton (usually it’s not), it will take a while to dye it. Start with a little dye and immerse the lace for at least 30 minutes. Add dye to darken the color, but not too dark! you want it to pop out, because though light colors may seem to not blend well with the darker color, it ends up looking BETTER. trust me on this one.
Well, more details on lace applying, mesh sewing and hem-altering will be found in Part 3!