(Closed) Doubting my Dress Decision…

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I think option 3 sounds ambitious but AWESOME!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Well no wonder the jacket is itchy – its all lace!  Have you considered having your mom line the existing jacket with white satin?  That would take care of the itchiness problem. 

Making a jacket wouldn’t be too difficult, although I hope you have sewn on satin before – its a bear.  Slippery stuff.  Make sure you buy all new pins, as any flaw in the pin will snag the fabric.  And if you are trying to design your own jacket (on an idea rather than a pattern) I would actually start with muslin until you get the look and fit you want, and then disassemble your muslin jacket and use it for the pattern. My mom does a lot of costume design for our local high school drama program, and designing from an idea is always a process, which usually requires several iterations. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee

3 sounds great.  Or you could alter your dress itself adding satin at the top to create the boatneck and the sleaves.   You could use the lace from the jacket to edge the alteration or the jacket to tie it into the dress even more.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

I love the dress. It looks beautiful!!!

I would go with option #3 and in the event that option 3 falls through then go with option #1.

I would be really nice if you and your mom made a jacket together – such a nice touch to the wedding to really personalize it!

If you end up making one please post it so we can see!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

i like this idea….i will only ask one thing;

 Will this boatneck jacket cover your shoulders as is required for your ceremony?

Since I’m noticing your a November bride too (woo hoo! November brides unite!) then, i think you have time to try this project and if it drives you nuts, then there is enough time to search for a retail solution.

 GL!

Post # 10
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Worker bee

Go for it and make the little jacket!
 
I think it’ll look lovely if you can make it in a sheer fabric and not satin. Do you have a good fabric store in your area? There are lots of english netting/Poly lace fabrics with embroidery that are very soft and won’t itch, and they don’t cost an arm and a leg, either – and are quite easy to work with and cut as they don’t fray. 
Another option is that you can make it from a sheer chiffon and trim the edges with lace.
 
Good luck! 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

go for it! my mom and i are making my dress and i’m SO happy we are. it means i get exactly what i want, and it’s cheaper, and i have awesome memories of us making it together. 🙂

you guys can make an incredible jacket together!

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