Post # 1
I just came across a blogged wedding with a dress that at first glance, I thought could be mine; Maggie Sottero Reba. After closer look there are some differences, but they could be attributed to alterations I think.
I liked my dress when I tried it on, but I was very rushed to order because I got a late start and I have felt like I could possibly have done better, allowed more time. This dress in the blog is perfect, if the Reba can be made to look like it then I’m a smitten kitten. The most noticeable difference is the blogged dress has a subtle bubble hem. I assume the same can be done to mine? Anyone know? Also, the waist kinda looks a little higher in the blogged dress but maybe it is because of the wide sash?
I’d love to know if this is the same dress! In the blog it does list the dress as Maggie Sottero but doesn’t list the style name. I’d love your thoughts on how to make the Reba look more like the blogged dress.
Reba – This side pose is stupid, it obstructs the look of the dress.
Reba – This picture is a little more telling
Now a few of the blogged dress
The Blog: http://greenweddingshoes.com/real-wedding-brittanie-zachs-music-inspired-wedding/
The photog Blog: http://www.lastfortypercent.com/Blog/brittanie-and-zach-the-day-photos-by-ewan/
Post # 3
They are not the same dress. The couple pictured was married in 2010, Reba came from Maggie’s 2012 Spring line according to Wedding Shoppe Inc.
I don’t know about alterations, but you’re looking at adding asymmetrical ruching to the skirt as well as fitting it more to your body, at the very least. The gowns also look like they might be different fabrics, but I can’t tell for sure.
Post # 4
@zumbaista: Ok, welp that caper is solved, thanks! Now I need to find out if I have a shot at all at making mine look more like hers.
Post # 5
@vess5: maybe a crinoline that flares mostly at the bottom! Plus the ruching in the side. And I can’t tell for sure but that second one might have a bubble hem. Seamstresses can do that but might be a little pricey.. Worth checking into because that’s such a pretty dress 🙂
Post # 6
Definitely looks like the blogged dress has more ruching. Bubble hem might actually be cheaper than a normal hem, if you were needing it taking up anyway.
Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2014 - Church and University
It looks like Maggie Sottero’s “Holly” because it has the bubble hem. that dress is discontinnued though….
Post # 8
I love your dress! I think the girl in the blogs dress is a thicker fabric then yours….I tried yours on when I was dress shopping, its very flowy and soft, right? The blogger dress looks satin-ish. But I think you should be able to get fairly close with alterations!
Post # 9
@vess5: The blogged wedding has a bubble hem, it seems, and yours does not. But if you add a petticoat like a PP suggested, and have a different sash, it could look very similar.
Post # 10
@Josheen: @love108: yep, bubble hem.
@Nay1976: I googled Holly and yes it looks like it could be the dress.
@AOriver: Thank you! Yes, very soft. Light & easy to wear. I agree that the blogged dress has thicker fabric & I think the bubble hem is sewn into another layer if fabric, which mine doesn’t have. I’d have to have a crinoline sewn to the dress and then sewn into the bubble hem I think?
@fancymichelle: I think I will just try that first. Now where do I find such a petticoat? Not too fluffy but just a bit of volume?
thanks bees 🙂
Post # 11
@vess5: I suggest that your seamstess sew one in! That way you can get exactly the fluff you want.