- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
As I’ve mentioned in a couple other threads, I bought my dress at a resale shop in the suburbs of Chicago (House of Hope), where every dress in the shop is $50! I tried on 10 dresses while I was there, but I kept coming back to the first one I tried on. The bodice was way too big on me, and it was a straight strapless neckline instead of the sweetheart neckline I wanted, but I loved the scalloping along the bottom and the chevron on the bodice. I decided to buy it, figuring it wasn’t too big of a deal if I changed my mind. I think the fact that it was so easy to just buy it made the whole decision making process much less stressful than if I were ordering in a boutique!
I don’t know much about the dress because the tags were taken out.
I brought it back to San Diego with me and brought it to a seamstress. 4 weeks later brings us to Today, when I got to see my altered dress for the first time!
She brought it in at the waist and hips but took too much in on the bodice, and it ended up being too small, so I couldn’t zip it up. Since she wasn’t exactly sure how it would sit, the sweetheart neckline was just a temporary stitch, so we could see how it looked. She’ll actually cut it for the next fitting, and it won’t be ruched. The bodice is also a little off-center between the beading, chevron, and neckline, so she pinned it all and will straighten it out.
I bought an adjustable hoop skirt from eBay seller angelsbridal. My sister and I kept trying to adjust it in the shop, but it’s kind of difficult. I think I need to make the hoops a little smaller:
After we mostly adjusted the skirt, the seamstress pinned the front so that it will lay flat:
3-point American bustle. The seamstress wanted to just do one point, but I’d rather have the small hooks on my dress and have a bigger bustle because I want more of the scalloping to show:
It’s not quite there yet, but I’m super excited! Also, I wore the necklace that I bought from another lovely Bee, @MrsBoomBoom ! I just love it with the dress, thank you so much!
Also, I just noticed the Pita Pit costume in the background of all the pictures, which is kind of hilarious =)