Having one of these dresses made by Etsy CaraBridal…too risky? (pic heavy!)

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I haven’t had a dress made but I have a lot a lot of knowledge about sewing and garment construction so I’ll give my take.

I wouldn’t get my hopes up for a good replica of the first one. The appliqué lace illusion aspects are very difficult. 

The BMs dresses you posted have got to be the least flattering. Clingy fabric in mermaid-y sheath- I bet you could see their belly buttons. All the shapewear in the world isnt going to help that design. 

i think the sweet heart flowy Dresses with slit are your best bet.

 

 

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

you could make it in anything but it needs to be somewhat flimsy to drape. Id say silk crepe, lined, but really- only move forward on that design if you have zero tummy/hip insecurities because it will drape on every curve! That’s why most people opt for a bit more structure. 

 

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I would say the first, fifth, and bridesmaid dress might be your best bet if you’re not very picky about the type of lace and “flowy” quality of the dress. if you look at other posts, it looks like carabridal is best at a making structured, lacy bodices. The other dresses require the kind of “messy” draping that replica dressmakers never seem to get quite right. 

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle

Could you go to a local dressmaker? That way you can check up on the progress and see that you like it as it comes along. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle

@mdcmod:  I found a seamstess to do my alterations, who was also a dressmaker, just buy googling. 

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