Post # 1
Good Morning Ladies!
I’m in a spot here.. I just had my second fitting and went through it alone (my family and most friends live oot) so when there, there were things that I should have thought about but was so caught in the moment, it didn’t occur to me until days after. Case in point: My dress was altered and pressed and I try it on. As I leave the dressing room, I hike up my dress to walk to the pedestal.. We check over the bustle, check over the bust, check over the fit, yada yada. Once the bustle is up, I look at it. Check out what to do with all this stuff. Once that’s done, I hike my dress back up and walk back to the fitting room to change out of my dress.
The problem? My dress is already hemmed, so why was I hiking it up to walk in it? It has one layer of crinny built in, and I didn’t put the crinoline slip on thinking it was poofy enough. I managed to get a pic in the mirror just after the seamstress bustled the skirt, and looking at the pic made me realize that I wanted some more fullness (that “cone” shape) in the skirt. My thoughts are that I need this crinny because if I’m holding my skirt up to walk in the dress regardless, that’s a problem!!! I would need the crinoline to keep it from going between my legs and trip over myself… right?
Am I nuts?
Here’s the pic I took. I have no crinoline on.
Post # 3
It’s a beautiful dress. I wouldn’t give it any more volume.
Post # 4
Did you have the shoes on you’ll be wearing with it? It’s pretty normal to lift a long dress when walking or stepping up n the pedestal, but it shouldn’t be so long that you’re tripping on it. Was the fitting done with the extra crinoline on in the first place?
Post # 5
Thanks Sapphire-Dreamer…. I appreciate your reply.
@ItWasntMe: I had my shoes on with it. It’s the right length now as far as I know, just seems like it’s not stable enough? I don’t know if that’s the right word for it… Flimsy? Not thick enough? Ugh, I don’t know!
And no, never tried it with the crinoline skirt underneath, never.
Post # 6
I love your dress the way it is! Gorgeous!
Post # 7
I like it the way it is. Such a pretty dress!
Post # 8
@MissAndie: I like it the way it is. Don’t change it….beautiful dress!!
Post # 9
I love, love, love your dress
I’d say try it with the slip and see if it’s easier to manage. I don’t think it would hurt the look to add a little extra poof. It’s a gorgeous dress!!!
Post # 10
I think the only way you’ll know for sure is to try on a crinoline with it. See which way you like it best.
Post # 11
@MissAndie: Ok, I did the same thing (BM’s are in CA, I’m in NC) and FI was working the day I went in for the fitting. Of course, then I went to go put it on at home, and it didn’t fit right, and I’m freaking out because this is already my second dress. It’s probably not the dress, it’s just you feeling the pressure of getting everything perfect for your big day. Call your seamstress and go back if you have to. That’s what I did, and I felt so much better about everything afterwards. Just to be sure, I’m having her come to my venue to dress me that day. You look gorgeous in that dress!
Post # 12
Thanks girls. I feel better… Housebee, Loribeth, and dlbaqua- I’m starting to think that too… I’ll have to go back and try it on without the crinny and walk around to see if I can walk in it… Then I’ll try it with the crinny if not.
I love you guys in a non-creepy, non-stalkish kind of a way..
Post # 13
Try it with the shoes you’ll be wearing that day. If you still have trouble walking then have it hemmed again. You have a month which is plenty of time (hemming is super easy) I had mine shortened like 2 weeks before the wedding and everything was fine. Even with it at the right length you’ll have to pick up the dress on stairs etc. so don’t worry about that. Just make sure you can walk around ok! : )
Post # 14
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
Can you try a small hoop instead so that you get the volume, but the fabric is kept away from your legs?