|The wedding dress applique I'm trying to match.|
So, they had a number of appliques for sale...
None of which were a "match" for the appliques on the dress itself. Not a problem. I had a few other options...
I could remove the existing appliques, placing new ones in their spots and adding more new ones like the bride wanted. At $12-$15 per applique, that's just under $200 and all the bling would match!
Or... Haberman's had the most amazing lace with these metallic floral motifs. I *could* use glue or heat and bling them up myself, and create my own appliques. I like this because this lace was a very close match to the existing appliques, but... it would take me a long time to bling up 6 motifs, cut them out and then attach them. I've got the heat-fixing tool for the job, and can order crystals and pearls online.
Haberman's also had some gorgeous trims that I could cut apart to create appliques. Again, no exact match, but some really beautiful possibilities!
I searched the internet for more appliques, and found a few, but nothing that came very close.
|Lace & Co. $40 for the pair|
|Shine Trim, $25 each|
I've given the bride all of this information to consider, and we'll see what she comes up with. In my professional opinion, I think it would be best to remove the existing appliques (there are only 6), purchase a dozen new ones, and attach them over the old spaces and fill in the empty spots.
If any of you have thoughts on resources I haven't considered, please leave a comment!