Post # 1
as most of you.. well some of you at least know… I lost my mom when I was eight years old.. ever since I was young I thought it would be a sweet gesture to wear my mothers gown down the aisle. Well now that the day has come for me to wear the white and go down the aisle I finally got to see the dress. It was pretty to say the least… except there were things about it I didn’t like… like the sleeves. Ekk.. they were very 90s sleeves.
So… Mr. Zachs Grandma happens to be a seamstress so she is going to fix it so I can wear it down the aisle in 6 months! Bye Bye Sleeves…!
Here are some pictures from our first meeting.. what do you guys think?
I am thinking about getting a different dress for the reception- just a simple dress but I am not sure yet… advice from anyone who has had two dresses or do you think this one would look beautiful enough on me once it is done?
That is the train
me making faces at one of my maids of honor taking the picture 🙂
Back being pinned up
Close up of sleeve
what do you guys think???
Post # 3
I totally agree about the sleeves. I think you should maybe add some structure under the bodice and wear a crinoline underneath to give it a more modern ballgown shape. Post pictures when you’ve got a first round of alterations done.
Post # 4
i think it is a very very beautiful dress! i have to agree the sleeves are umm…i like how you put it. very 90’s.
The top is very beautiful with the sweetheart neckline…can she do away with the sleves all together and go strapless? i think it would look very pretty.
Or if you want sleeves i would maybe suggest doing away with those sleeves and adding just shoulder straps like these….
Post # 5
ps. i think with some alterations you wouldnt need to buy another dress, i think its very pretty. i have to agree with mcnetn3 on the crinoline
Post # 6
This may seem like a silly question but what is Crinoline??
I think it needs more body on the bottom too so I wasn’t sure how to approach that.
Post # 7
Crinoline or Petticoat– you wear it under the skirt of your dress to give it more volume. It usually usues a stiff kind of net fabric to provide the body.