(Closed) help me critique my test dress from Milly Bridal!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

The key is going to be when they get a couple more stages into it and start adding that lace or whatever makes up the second tier.

 

How do you like the bow?  Is it enough material?

 

 

Milly did my wedding dress and I love it.  Let me know how I can help.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

beautiful dress!  My one concern is some puckering at the seams, especially in the back … unless they’re going to be covered by lace?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

it’s stunning!  i can’t wait to see the finished product!

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper

The seams look VERY poorly sewn. Even if they’re going to be covered in lace, they will still make you look bumpy (for lack of a better word) the way they are now. Not okay.

Also, I can’t REALLY tell, but the fabric looks a light thinner/lighter than that in the model picture; it’s kind saggy/droopy in some of the panels (i.e. it looks cheap). This will more easily be covered in the lace panel sections; the skirt I’d be concerned about if I were you. Who knows though, a good pressing/steaming may take it out.

Finally, the waistband looks almost pink in some of the photos; is it supposed to be made of the same fabric? It may be a lighting issue.

Have you seen a sample of the lace they plan to use?

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Aileen: Love the dress! I agree that the bow should be thicker. It looks out of proportion with the waist band right now. Also, the seems are poorly sewn, but is that the actual dress? or a pattern they will be using for your dress? (i.e. recutting out of better fabric?) Anyway I also think the top layer should be a little longer in the front like you mentioned. It looks very short compared to the back. I personally love the shape of the dress right now, but your right, it does look a little A-line so if your wanting more of a mermaid I would have them shape it up some more.

Hope that helps. Can’t wait to see the finished product!!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Such a pretty dress! I was just wondering if you want the waist band to be a little bit higher? It looks higher on the model, but I think it would look good both ways.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper

I just re-read my post and realize it sounds a little … harsh. I didn’t mean it that way; hopefully that stuff is fixable/improvable. It really is a pretty dress, and if I weren’t looking at it with an intentionally critical eye, I don’t think I’d notice most of the minor defects. 🙂

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I almost bought that Alvina Valenta dress!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I agree that the bow should be larger in the back.  Also, I understand your concern about the mermaid cut.  But I think you have to remember that in a lot of mermaid/trumpet dresses, you lose some of that look in the back part of the dress because of the train.  I think you chose a nice design for your dress.  I hope it turns out well!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Aileen,

Thanks so much for posting that… I’m seriously considering going through Milly Bridal myself, so it’s nice to see the process. Remember that picture is a “mock up” so don’t worry too much about puckers in the seams and cheapness of fabric. That’s sorta how a mock up should be; they’re not going to use the “good stuff” for a trial run. I agree with everyone else about the bow, make it bigger. And maybe it would look more mermaid cut if the flair started lower? I don’t know much about that style…

 

Stephanie

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t think it looks very mermaid-ey…the “flair” part looks kinda high. I’m just nto seeing your knees being at that seam the way they are on the model. Just make sure they have your measurements exact–that dress looks like it should fit snug tot he knees.

Otherwise, considering it’s a mock up, it’s pretty spot on. The band might need to be a little thicker, though.

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