Are these the same dress? If not, can one be altered to look like the other?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

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 # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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
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Busy bee
  • 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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
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Helper bee

@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 # 11
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Helper bee

@vess5:  I suggest that your seamstess sew one in!  That way you can get exactly the fluff you want.  

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