The Damage

Below are a few pictures of the damage I’ll be dealing with as I remake the dress — just to give you an idea of what I’ve got to tackle.


50 year old stains on the hemline and train




Damaged lace that will need to be re-netted (my first project)




Tear in the rotten lining fabric of the train





More stains, loose beading, and some lace detail

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More torn lace on the sleeve that will need to be repaired



One of the more serious stains in the train



On a lighter note though, look at that lace! I can’t believe how intricate it is.


The main problems with the dress are:


1. Rotten lining

2. Weak/rotten/damaged lace

3. The bodice is too small

4. Stained hem and train

5. Intense wrinkles

6. Yellowing and overall fabric weakness

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