Step 3: Putting it Together
The bodice was great as it was - needing only a little tweaking here and there. We removed the sleeves and the lace inset and draped a new neckline with some of the lace taken from the skirt.
The only true way to achieve your dream dress is to work with it as you go. What you like on paper, you may not like on your body. So Liz and I had two fittings where we fussed and tinkered to come up with the most flattering shapes for her.
Over the course of these fittings, we changed the neckline, set the hem, and established the length of the new train. We also designed a way for her to bustle her train when it came time for dancing!