Post # 1
I am in a bit of a panic. I’m having a surprise 1920’s inspired wedding (we’re throwing a 1920’s themed party, then, surprise, we’re getting married). I found a dress that fits the era perfectly and the material is beautiful (pictures don’t reflect how pretty it is). But, after two fittings with the seamstress it’s still not me I think I want to add thicker lace straps (perhaps from the bottom of the dress which I need to hem) and change the neckline to a sweatheart neckline, which would flatter my figure better.
Is it possible to do this? Should I just give up and go buy something off the rack? It’s so much more difficult because it’s a surprise wedding, so I don’t have bridesmaids or my mother’s advice on this.
Attached are some photos – one before any alterations, one during, with the dress pinned (not a good photo, but you get the idea- I am large busted 36d and she has the top pulled tight to pin, creating rolls :(), a sketch and some idea photos). I’m just beside myself. My wedding is in one month!!
Post # 3
I like your alterations ideas – I can see the sweatheart neckline and thicker lace straps adding to the dress. I know the straps are possible, not sure about the neckline because of the detailing. Good luck and congrats on your surpise wedding!
Post # 4
I agree with the thicker straps idea, the dress is so pretty and it would look even better with thicker straps. I also really like the sweet heart neckline, I’m not sure if you can do it but I think you can! I love the dress, and I hope it all works out!
Post # 5
I love the straps idea, not sure if by adding the sweatheart neckline it will be too much though.
Post # 6
Let’s hope the straps work, at least! The thought of buying a different dress at this point is a bit depressing, and my options are really limited. Hmm. Perhaps they could just to a slight sweetheart, with scalloped line?
Here is an alternative dress – I felt pretty immediately when I put it on. http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/sue-wong-feather-beaded-gown/3261435?origin=category&fashionColor=&resultback=1254. What do you think?
Post # 7
I do love the alternative feather dress! Can you afford it?
Post # 8
By the time I would pay for the alterations on the other dress, it becomes more reasonable. At the time I tried it on, although I adored it, I didn’t think it felt well made enough to be a wedding dress (if that makes sense – just felt too light), which is why I went with the other. Felt more like a gorgeous prom dress. But now a gorgeous prom dress sounds likea good option. Although they only have a size 12 left. Nothing is easy 🙂
I just saw this one too: http://www.neimanmarcus.com/product.jsp?icid=&searchType=MAIN&rte=%252Fsearch.jsp%253FNo%253D20%2526Ntt%253Dsue%252Bwong%2526_requestid%253D4097%2526N%253D0&eItemId=prod138230082&itemId=prod138230082&parentId=&cmCat=search’ defer=’defer