Post # 1
I’ll be on a very tight budget for a wedding dress. I’ve been searching used and sale dresses. I’ve found most of them have a longer train and they are strapless. I don’t want a train or a strapless dress. So I was thinking, I could have the train altered to more of a slight sweep and use the left over material to make some sort of strap. Would this even be possible?
I really hope this is possible, as it would really help my dress search. My future mother inlaw is fantastic with a sewing maching. I’ve thought about asking her to make my dress, but it would step on some toes with my fututure sister in law.
Anything I should keep in mind if you think it’s possible?
Post # 3
Hi, I wonder why it would be stepping on FSIL’s toes if you asked your FMIL to make your dress. Anyway, if you are asking your FMIL to “do alterations” for you, would that still be an issue for the FSIL? Maybe you could ask these questions of FMIL–Gee, I know how fabulous you are at sewing, and I was thinking . . .but I don’t want *FSIL name* to be upset,. . . I guess what I am saying is, ask FMIL her take on things. I think it would be wonderful to have her assist with altering a gown for you, 🙂
Post # 4
The reason it would step on toes is because her dress was made by her mother. We have already been told by his sister that our wedding can’t be anything like hers. =)
Having my future MIL help alter a dress would be one thing but I think it would cause too much issues if she made the full dress.
Post # 5
No offence to your FSIL, but that’s pretty ridiculous.
Anyways, I do actually think you could add straps to a strapless dress!
Post # 6
I agree, FSIL is being ridiculous!! I would definitely talk with the FMIL and tell her what you are thinking of doing. (You could also tell her you are afraid of offending FSIL, but FMIL will likely come up with the best way to handle everything-including her daughter! lol. 🙂 Best Wishes!