Wedding Dress sheer fabric suggestions?
I am sort of adding onto an existing wedding dress. The dress is a basic strapless satin A-line. I would like to add a sheer fabric sleeveless top onto it in some sheer fabric. I am looking for suggestions for what type of sheer fabric to use. Also, I would like to have this same fabric extend over the entire dress to the floor. I had originally thought about making a piece for the sleeveless top, and then hand sewing it onto the dress, just inside the top edge, but now, since I am thinking of having this sheer fabric extend over the entire dress, I am thinking of making a separate “dress” of the sheer fabric, and then it may just be worn over the strapless dress, OR I could hand tack it within the side seam lines of the dress in a few places, so the seams don’t “wander” across the dress when the bride moves.
The dress will have some alencon lace at the top in random places, and across the horizontal line of the strapless top, so it will cover any strange edges that occur with my sewing.
So, can you suggest fabrics for this? I was originally thinking of organza, but I am wondering if it may be too stiff if it is over the entire dress? Chiffon doesn’t seem like it will be the “expensive-fabric-look” and I am thinking of. Is there anything besides Organza and chiffon? It is a beach wedding and the bride wants something that will “flow in the breeze.” I must admit, I do a lot of home decor sewing, but never a wedding dress. I need all the suggestions you guys can give me. Thank you so much!! (I will post a separate message asking about what the best way to cut this out and sew it — but right now, I am just looking for fabric suggestions.) Thanks!