Post # 1
Hey Bees? Did any of you fall in love with a dress with a “but I’m going to change a, b and c when it comes in” list? I”m talking about more than a sweetheart neckline.
Below are pics of the dress I’m looking to adjust. I’m in love with the fit, and it’s SO lightweight, but I think I want to do the following.
– Change cap sleeve to a thinner tank strap but keep the beaded trim
– Lower the underslip in the back so it’s a bit sexier lace on skin down to the bum
– Add some blingy crystals to the bottom of the lace
– And, the one I’m most tentative on but considering – dying the underslip (the dress is 2 pieces) a much darer champagne color to make the lace pop
I know this sounds like a lot. And people are saying ‘just keep looking’ but I have been, and I feel like the dress as it stands fits my simple, outdoor wedding so well even unaltered. Am I being too aggressive here?
IF YOU TOOK ON PROJECTS LIKE THIS I’M DYING FOR SOME BEFORE AND AFTERS!
Validate me 🙂
Post # 3
The only thing I’m worried about is the dyeing. But everything else I say go for it!
Post # 4
I will be! I’m changing my neckline to sweetheart, adding some rhinestone trim to the neckline, taking off this awful belt that came sewn onto the dress, replacing it with a sash off eBay, and putting a rhinestone appliqué I got off etsy onto the sash. And the dress didn’t come with cups sewn in or the back elastic band thing, so I need to add those too. AND I’m using a hoop skirt to make the A-line more of a ball gown 🙂 I don’t want to post the pictures I have right now (they’re awful lol) but I’ll definitely post before and after once it’s all done!!
Post # 5
This is my gown before alterations and this is after
I added lace straps/keyhole back and took it in more at the hips and thighs as well as lowering the back by a couple inches. Everything you mentioned is doable although I don’t know if I would dye it. That can be so risky and it is already so beautiful. Good luck!
ETA: I think it is totally reasonable to alter the gown and make it right for you. A decent seamstress shouldn’t charge an arm and a leg for those changes (except maybe dying it) and you will have the custom gown of your dreams.