What Would Khaleesi Wear? Wedding Edition Part 3
10. Sewing mesh bodice-This part is tricky. If you’re not comfortable with a needle and threat, don’t bother. Get a professional to do it! Although I’m good at this stuff, I had no time with exams and it only cost $20 for a professional to do. It’s worth it to save you the effort of trying to figure out measurements, if you don’t know how.
For those of you who DO know how to sew, it’ll simply do to take measurements, create a front piece and attach to two back pieces (as shown in picture), create a button hole at the back, and sew the mesh to the inside of the bust. This also makes it easier to put on, as the zipper goes down the middle. Here’s a lengthy explanation from another crafter. Just modify her instructions so that at the back, you get the more sophisticated, easy-to-take-off button and zipper construction instead.
11. Applying Lace- Ok, anyone can do this part, as long as you’re decisive about your layout. While you CAN sew the appliques on, My mom and I simply used UniqueStitch, a sewing adhesive that is basically fabric glue. It held well, and the edges where it didn’t quite glue down created a nice 3D effect when dancing/moving etc
12. Altering to a Fishtail Hem- The fishtail hem is the mullet of the fashion world, and I mean that in an amazing way. Party in the front, formal in the back. This part is optional, but makes a dress so much easier to wear to more casual occasions than a long gown. Chiffon and flowy fabrics are difficult to hem and sew because they move around, so use your judgement if you want to take on this project or have it altered by a professional. If you’re adventurous, here’s an awesome tutorial on how to do a fishtail hem.
13. Accenting with accessories- My cousin required that all the bridesmaids wore pearls, and it ended up looking amazing, especially with the pearl button I already had. But! alternatively, I would choose to accent this dress with small crystal drop earrings and a bracelet, no necklace. There’s already a lot going on at the neck, the lace can speak for itself, even without a necklace.
keep checking back for Part 4, where I introduce those amazing mesh heels! (yep, mesh again!)
P.S. oh, and special thank you to my friend Tess for modelling the details for me.