Post # 1
After a long and tortuous day at a training course for my company, I was greeted with an email from James this evening (still in the course at almost 7pm…). Anyway, back at the hotel now and can open the pics in their full glory on my laptop!
So… how do they look! This is a dress based on Sottero and Midgley Topaz with a rufflier skirt. This is what I was going for basically:
It will be a corset back so that’s obviously not done quite yet.
I notice something odd about where the ruffles meet the bodice in the back here…I need to stare at it some more to be able to describe what the problem is. It could be that the mannequin isn’t the same size, but if it’s not I’d like it fixed. Can anyone help me describe what is going on here?
The bodice just has the lace pinned on so far and then beading will be added overtop.
It looks like the ruffles aren’t quite meeting the bodice right in the front either. There is sort of a see-through gap there. When I zoom in close the bodice and the lace work look amazing but it’s just like the skirt needs to be pulled up a bit higher and attached there to the bodice. Any suggestions on how to say this?
Also, if you’re looking at the pics and thinking the proportions are off, I’m a freaking giant. Almost 6’2″ barefoot and I think we measured me in 3″ heels so the dress is crazy long. I wanted extra length in case I change my mind on shoe height but I think I will for sure be going 1″ so I will have to get the dress hemmed. No problem, better too long than too short (like everything else in life)!
I appreciate any feedback you can give me!
Post # 3
Me in the original Topaz without lining and a flatter skirt.
Post # 4
WOW! I think the dress is a very accurate representation of the Topaz…but with a fuller skirt like you requested. I think its very beautiful!!!
I do see what your saying about where the skirt meets the bodice. It looks like its missing a layer underneath, like we can see the mannuquin through the material, is that it? Maybe they are going to add something after to the underneath?
Actually looking at it again (the back), it looks like the skirt isn’t fully attached to the bodice yet. Maybe so if you requested any changes, it could easily be taken out. It looks like its been attached with a very light stitch, but I could be completely wrong.
Overall I think it looks great!!!
Post # 5
@sparkle621: Yah, I’m thinking that same thing too – it kind of looks like it’s held on by an elastic top in the picture where you see through the back corset opening. Thanks!
I love the bodice – they did an amazing job recreating that, I can’t wait to see the beading.
Post # 6
I agree with sparkle, I think the bottom is just tacked on or pinned to the mannequin, which would be perfectly normal. I would ask them just to make sure, you only get now to ask so better safe than sorry.
Post # 7
@Pinkmoon: I’m sorry I have no feedback on the layer you are referring to because the dress looks freaking amazing! JB did an awesome job so far! 🙂
Post # 8
@tksjewelry: Oh for sure, I want to make sure I think of everything now while I have the chance. It’s great that they send pictures like this.
@MrsWilson2012: Thank you, they sure did!
Post # 9
TO Pinkmoon: the back (where the corset part goes)…
I believe what you are seeing now is the understructure of this dress… and the built in bra (from what I’ve read Jasmine’s is known for this construction element, along with boning in their bodices)
Just make sure they add in the “modesty panel” plus the lacing loops & laces for the corset, and you’ll be good to go.
Other than that I think the dress looks great. A really FABULOUS interpretation (with your personal requested touches) of the Sottero / Midgley Topaz … and really close to the Topaz that you tried on (in the pic above)
CONGRATULATIONS… looks like another Jasmine’s success story !!
Post # 10
@This Time Round: Built in bra??!??! Whaaaat? That’s AWESOME!
Yep, I did request the modesty panel to go under the laces as the original dress did not come with one and I didn’t want skin showing through the loops.
I do agree that this is another 1 to the scorecard for Jasmine’s!
Post # 11
Question… How long ago did you order / send the first payment ?
And how long before that did you begin the conversation process ?
And have they given you an idea of when they’ll ship it ?
Post # 12
@Pinkmoon: Agree, looks like the skirt is not attached to the bodice…. But just ask the question. I usually draw a circile/square around the area that I an questioning with the question attached in a text box with an arrow pointing to the area.
Can’t wait to see it beaded. Absolutely beautiful.
Post # 13
@This Time Round: I sent it September 24th, then went back and forth on email for a few days before we finalized the details so they started construction about the 27th/28th right before they had that holiday week. They told me it should be here by December 3rd.
Post # 14
@Pinkmoon: The elastic top you see is a bra strap type hook they put in all thier strapless dresses. I also wanted to add that when I got my mid production photos that the entire dress was being held together by pins. Once you give them feedback they basically sew the dress together and then send you more pics before putting on any beading. I hope this helps.
Post # 15
Just got my updated pics this morning – they sewed all the lace to the bodice and the bodice is now attached to the skirt, and the corset back is put in.
I love it!!! Can’t wait to see the beading 🙂
All I asked after the last set of pictures was about the gap between bodice and skirt (turns out they were not attached yet) and to make it more of a V in the back where the bodice meets the skirt. I am very happy!
Post # 16
Your dress looks amazing! Did you upgrade to designer? If you don’t mind, how much is your dress?