Post # 1
So yeah, wedding is in less the 76 days and I haven’t really started my dress yet. Oh boy! Yes, I making my own dress and 6 revrsible bridesmaids dresses while running my own one lady sweatshop. Just now it’s staring to hit me how nuts I am. My Future Mother-in-Law told me this would happen, lol.
So here is my very rough first draft of what I thinking of. I’m wondering if I should add a third tier, but then that would unbalance the bodice. The two bottom tiers will have a tiffany blue ribbon trim(I think?). The dress is going to be made of Silk Duchess Satin. This will grow into my dress as I make it, eventually.
Post # 3
I think another tier would look better. There’s too much space between the top layer and the ground.
Post # 4
That’s what I’m thinking too.
Post # 5
I agree, it needs another tier.
Post # 6
Wow! That is awesome that you are making your own dress. My FMIL told me I should make my own dress but I know even trying to make custom halloween costumes puts me to tears! I think your dress looks great so far and that you are doing an awesome job!!!! I agree with sapphiresun about adding another tier to the bottom… I think this extra tier at the bottom will def add to the dress! Good luck with all your dresses!!!! 🙂
Post # 7
Yep, add another tier. The bottom looks really strange now, but I think another tier/ruffle would totally fix it.
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2011 - The Viceroy
Wow! That’s looking great! And kudos to you for making your own dress! I agree with the above posters, another tier will look great!
Post # 9
I love the gathering at the back and am impressed you’re making your own dress!
I was thinking that maybe you could avoid the third tier by putting in a tiny crinoline beneath the lowest layer/tier, to flare it out a bit and give it a similar look to the tier above. It only looks a little strange on the bottom now because the top tier is flared and beneath it the lower tier looks like a relatively straight sheath. The lowest tier is missing the folds and draping of the tier above.. so maybe it’s worth sewing in more material to give it a bigger circumference that allows it to fold like the tier above?
Hopefully that makes sense!
Post # 10
I agree with the post above me, it’s not that 2 tiers look bad but that the top tier is full and ruffly while the bottom tier is straight. In which case, I think you should add a tier between the two you currently have. The back looks great and I love the style overall. Good luck!
Post # 11
I love it!
And I have faith that you’ll get it all done 🙂 2 1/2 months is a lot of time if you keep pushing away at it a little bit every day! How are the BM dresses coming?
Post # 12
Wow! That is a gorgeous design. Good for you!! 🙂
Post # 13
Beautiful. I would like another tier. Keep us posted.
Post # 14
Add another tier, or, if you’re really stressing on time, i think it’d be a beautiful as an a-line.
Post # 15
@cliffette and @ slicey19 Yeah, I am totally doing a crinotline underneath it I guess I should of mentioned that. I really appreciate everyones feedback.
Below is sort of what the BM dresses will look like. Prints are reversible to the solid color.
Post # 16
Wow. I am SO IMPRESSED by you! This is amazing!