So I have this beautiful brocade dress that was ruined by ironing on some double-sided hem tape or something liek that on to it so I could attach backing for some antique lace that was sewn on later...
My mom through a hissy fit, made me take it off because the antique lace was from her grandmother's wedding dress (brocade dress was MY wedding dress) and she was pissed iwas being frivolous and wearing it to the Ren Faire. Looong story.
So...because I had to rip the BEAUTIFUL trim off my dress, there's these long strips of stuff down the front of the gown.
I now have in my hands some beautiful accent ribbon, and some more iron-on hem tape or whatever it's called and I am going to attempt to cover the mess up by ironing over it and putting the ribbon down.
Now...obviously, this creates a few concerns.
1.) Isn't there a way to just get the stuff OFF the dress so I can wear it before I do all this?
2.) Is the older tape going to burn when I try to iron the new stuff on.
3.) Is oit going to be a goopy mess under the ribbon when I'm done?
4.) What happens if the ribbon comes loose from THAT? Then I have twice as many strips of iron-on tape stuck down the front of my beautiful dress!! Any ideas on how to be sure that doesn't happen?
You're talking to a girl who is happy she's figured out how to sew a square pillow so it's actually SqUARE...so...tell me the answer slowly and like i"m in 2nd grade, please!