(Closed) love the front of my dress… the back a disaster?! HELP!

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: should i change the back of my dress?
    i like it, don't change it : (15 votes)
    31 %
    put fabric underneath the pleats : (13 votes)
    27 %
    i have another idea! : (20 votes)
    42 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Your pics didn’t show up!  Maybe give a link to the dress if you can’t get your pics to work!

    Post # 5
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    410 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    There should be a bar to browse files and upload them below the submit button when you leave a comment to your thread now.  i would just use that

    Post # 6
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    7082 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    You may need to resize the photos before you can post them.  Often times if they are too big, there will be a red X and "denied".

    Can’t wait to see it!

    Post # 7
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    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Hmmm I see what you’re saying about the odd flaps.  Is there a way to just sew them together and to the rest of the dress so they are not flaps but just part of the dress?  I really do love the front and the ruffles.

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I totally agree with Meowkers.  Maybe sew the flaps together?  The flaps look a little odd, but I do like the ruffles in the back.  They make the dress kinda different and unique. 

    Post # 9
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    773 posts
    Busy bee

    It’s a really gorgeous dress, but you’re right, the back is odd.  What I really want to do is cut those tabs off and just continue the ruffle all the way up to right below the butt.

    Post # 10
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    5993 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    love love love the front… and because i feel so strongly about that i found the back a bit of a let down. style wise im clueless to offer any advise so i leave it to the others but i really thing the front is beautiful.

    Post # 11
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    Amandopolis gave you my suggestion… I’d like to just do away with the "flap" and continue the ruffles upward.  The front is totally amazing, and I actually do like the ruffles!

    Welcome to the hive!

    Post # 12
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    665 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I love the front and had no idea how the back could be weird, but I understand your concern. I’m not so fond of the ruffles… when they try to add interesting trains to dresses… sometimes they end up looking like fish tails. Thus, I would say you sort of have a fish tail going on…

    Post # 13
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    604 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Hi, I agree with Amandopolis and Doctorgirl on having the ruffles sans flap.  I wasn’t expecting the ruffles either, but I like them …I also think they will look REALLY fun bustled. Did you talk to the store’s seamstress when you were there about what they might be able to do? 

    Welcome and you should drop by the Atlanta boards, we are trying to put together a meetup this summer! 🙂

    Post # 14
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    2008 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I think sewing the flaps together would solve the problem.  And I have to say, I love the dress on you!

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee

    I love the front, it looks amazing on you, but yeah, I agree with the other bees, the back is a bit different, I would see if your seamstress could add the same fabric onto the back & get rid of the "flaps"….my guy thought the front was "hot" too…:)….or like caitlanc said, maybe sew them together….the front is so beautiful, you have to be able to do something with the back so it can look great too.

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I’m not an expert seamstress – does anyone think a bustle would help make the pattern look less noticeable?

     

     

    The front looks really beautiful though! 

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