- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
I had to go and get my dress out this morning and look again at the detail on the skirt.
Just to bring everyone up to speed, a little info.
I am 5’4″, dress length is 6 foot. I don’t really want to wear heels, we are having an outdoor ceremony, so I prefer a flat shoe or something with a very low wedge heel. I thought about higher heels, but I have a previous injury to my ankle, so it just folds over (and usually makes me look stupid when I almost fall) when I am not flat on the ground. So heels are out of the question.
My dress is Pronovias Ubis. I ordered it brand new for half price when another bride didn’t like it. Some things I love about the dress. First it is an A-line which hides most of the icky spots. Second it has sleeves, (not sure if I like the sleeves on me), and third it suits our venue and theme perfectly. I didn’t want anything too poofy, or strapless. I am not a 20 something bride, I wanted a little more coverage, and still have a beautiful dress.
Here is a pic of the dress. Both front and back.
As you can see there is a pattern with the appliques. Here is a close up of the pattern.
Hoe do they alter this? I counted the layers of my dress this morning. 7 layers. 2 the inner most layers are satin. The next 2 are netting. And the top 3 are tulle and 2 of the 3 layers have this same pattern, just offset from the other layer.
There are no waist seams in the dress. So I don’t know if they can shorten it from any other way then to remove all of the appliques and shorten the skirt and then place the appliques back on the skirt. they would have to take off any where between 7-8 inches, which wuold not clear any of the pattern.
This just seems like an awful lot of work. Which in my mind screams $$$$$!!
I need help Bee’s. How do they alter this?? And still keep the integrity of the design?