How did you customize your dress?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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613 posts
Busy bee

Future.Mrs.Stone:  So I haven’t gotten my alterations done yet but here is a crude before and after mock up on what in doing to my dress. 

Before (first is the day I picked the dress second is the unedited picture)

 

After I making it a sweetheart neckline and adding a slip to create the mermaid look which was very simple and having it taken in a little closer at my knees to create the more dramatic mermaid shape. and the waist near the belt needs to be taken in. also having my bra sewn into the dress. I cant wait to see the finishe product!

Post # 3
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2045 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My dress was a lace slim aline.  It could easily be converted to a trumpet or mermaid, but with my hips that would not have been a good idea!  I made A LOT of alterations, but in the end, I think it fit me pretty much like the model.  I made the straps MUCH thinner in alterations.  They look like this on the model, but were more of cap sleeves in real life.  I considered making them super thin, but the straps had so much sparkle in them and it really livened up my complexion.  Definitely when you are working with lace you are best off buying a dress that needs as little alterations as possible- because alterations on lace are very expensive.  

 

Post # 4
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2076 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My Paloma Blanca dress was designed to have a silk skirt but I had my heart set on a tulle gown. The bridal salon was able to contact the designer and have the skirt changed to tulle. I LOVED how it came out and the fact that it was 100% unique.

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