I had this 80s lacy dress, brand-new; wanted to create a vintage looking wedding / engagement dress out it but as well, wished to give it a little modern look and more personality.I cut the front lower lining from hem up to the knees creating a fish tail on the front bottom, which gives the modern taste of the dress; then I hand-dyed the dress into apricot color, which I achieved doing, and to my surprise, the trims turned out to be light lime color and gave such a whimsical look to the dress.I did not want to change it, because it was so sweet.Then, I made aged looking rosettes using more lace and pearl beads, I sewed them all-together (not glued) and made a belt for the wedding dress.
Bust (armpit to armpit): 17 1/2 inches
Rest of it is A Line
Length (from shoulders to hem): 48 inches
**The dress stretches a little bit; could be suitable for medium to large