(Closed) I want to wear my mom's gown, but she's 6 inches shorter than I am!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

What style is it? Is there a seam at the waist where you could replace the skirt? It would help a lot if you could post a picture!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1999

Yeah it would be easier, I think (not that I am a seamstress or anything!) to add material at the saist. You would be able to either use some of her train material or maybe see if you can add like a different material altogether. You seem quite non-traditionalist (I’m feeling that because you said about having a visiable petticoat at the bottom) so you could even go for a cummerbund look with a different (vintage ?) fabric around the waist like a super thick sash-kinda hting.

 

I’m not explaing myself well – this is what I mean in pictorial (kinda) form.

http://www.shopweddingdress.co.uk/upfile/Wedding%20Dresses/Outdoor%20Wedding%20Dresses/Romantic%20Chiffon%20Short%20Sleeves%20Cummerbund%20Wedding%20Dress.jpg

waist-defining same-colour/style wrap-style with bit of bling.

 

Or

 

http://www.weddingdressonlinesale.co.uk/3116-7146-thickbox/2012-strapless-organza-a-line-wedding-dress-with-heavily-beaded-cummerbund-style-sd0094-uk3116.jpgOr like a more defined cummerbund-style with lots of detailing over the insert part

 

Or something completely different.

 

http://www.dressline.co.uk/bmz_cache/7/7f20aac1500f84d30597787eca9af1a8.image.330x330.jpg

Or somethign inbetween

http://www.adorona.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/w/9/w9173v/Full-Length-A-line-Wedding-Dress--W9173-36.jpg

hope that better illustrates what I mean ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@mecattacow:  That is GENIUS! You are SERIOUSLY brilliant!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1999

@bostonrh no probs! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m not very good at verbally explaining. Can’t wait to see pics of your dress!! : )

 

@BrandNewBride lol awww thanks!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I have a lot of problems with fit of clothes (I have a long waist and gorrilla long arms and a massive butt) so I have fixed mine up along the years. Never professionally, mind you!

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