Lace Vintage Wedding Gown Restoration a Success

Posted by on Aug 7, 2013 in General, Wedding Gown Restoration | 4 comments

Lace Vintage Wedding Gown Restoration a Success

Recently we performed a wedding gown restoration and preservation on this vintage gown. It is made of lace and tulle over satin acetate, with a lace bodice and lace appliques on the skirt.It also has pearls on waist and neckline area.

This vintage wedding gown is about 60 years old and desperately needed wedding dress restoration. The wedding dress was yellowed with oxidized stains on several areas. All of the metal snaps and hooks had tarnished and the glossy pearl coating of the pearls was coming off.

Wedding Dress Restoration Treatment

We used a chemical soaking to whiten the wedding gown but utilized a very mild treatment because the lace was very fragile. After wedding dress restoration we hand pressed the wedding gown and preserved it with Museum Method wepreservation.

The results were very good. We were thrilled and our costumer was very happy to have the gown restored to it’s original beauty.

 

Bodice Before and After wedding gown restoration

 

4 Comments

  1. My daughter is interested in wearing my Mom’s wedding gown. It is55 years old; and has just been in a garment bag. It is yellowed and stiff. When you do your preservation, is the garment wearable?

  2. Yes, we often restore vintage gowns so that a granddaughter or daughter can wear it for her wedding. Old lace is fragile and can tear during the restoration process, but can also be repaired. Most gowns do very well with our process.

  3. I just found my grandmother’s wedding dress and veil. The dress and lace is yellowed. It is not brittle. The veil isn’t as lucky. Could you provide a cost to restore it? Thank you

    • Of course! Please send us a picture of the gown to support@heritagegown.com and we’ll see what we can do!

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