Post # 1
I’m having a dress made by Jasmine’s Bridal Shop. This is what it currently looks like:
The dress turned out to be pretty much exactly wht I asked for with one small issue…
I asked them to make the lace part of the skirt a soft blue color by adding one layer of blue tulle as you can see in this earlier photo
I like how the color accent looks on the lace part of the skirt, but I’ve noticed on some of the photos they’ve sent me that it has resulted in a faint blue tinge to the satin overlay on the front part of the skirt as you can see in these photos:
They have offered me the option to have two layers of tulle added to the skirt either just under the satin part or to the whole skirt.
This was meant to give an idea of how it would look if they did that:
I have concerns about adding extra tulle because:
1. If I add it just underneath the satin part, it might make the dress look strange (someone in the Jasmine thread said the extra bulk might interfere with the way the satin part hangs)
2. If they add it to the whole skirt, then it will get rid of the blue in the place I do want it (the area where you can see the lace).
What do people think i should do? Should I just leave the dress the way it is, or should I try to modify it to get rid of that “blue tinge” underneath the satin layer?
Thanks. The ladies in the Jasmine thread have given some great advice but I’m just looking for more opinions before I commit. 🙂
Post # 3
I think it’s beautiful just like it is!
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2014 - White Point Garden, Charleston, SC
Could they somehow make the satin layer double, but sewn together? So basically just a thicker satin in the skirt?
Post # 5
I like it as it is – instant ombre dress! YAY!
In fact, I’d go a step further and add some blue details to the bodice as well, to balance it out. Maybe some blue details to the flower bit on the neckline and straps?
Post # 6
Thanks for the input!
If it helps, I am indeed planning to wear blue accessories (earrings, necklace, and maybe hair accessories too) so hopefully that will balance things?
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I don’t think the extra tulle would add too much bulk. I would just have them add it under the satin, and not covering the blue, because it will make the blue pop more
Post # 8
Thanks for the reply. I was thinking of maybe having them add the tulle under the satin and then having a seamstress here get rid of it if I decide it makes the satin hang in a strange way, but not thrilled about the idea of spending extra money if it is going to look ok without it. :-/
Post # 9
Also if it helps people to picture the whole look, blue is part of my wedding colors and I will be carrying some baby blue hydrangeas in my bridal bouquet. 🙂
I guess my biggest worry about keeping the dress the way it is is that I don’t want it to look tacky or strange that the blue shows through the satin.
Post # 10
I think it’s gorgeous just the way it is!
Post # 11
I would add the extra tulle, I really don’t think it will add too much bulk (unless your satin is ULTRA thin)
Post # 12
If it matters, there are already 2 layers of tulle on the skirt as it is (one off white layer and one blue layer). So if I were to add 2 more layers under the satin, that would be 4 layers total.
Does anyone think that would be too much tulle?
Post # 13
@saffy: Just tagging because I am interested to know the outcome. I also like the idea of a few pale blue highlights on the straps/neckline.
Post # 14
leave as is. I never noticed the “blue shinning through” till you pointed it out, and I doubt anyone else will. I think the blue is subtle enough under the lace, and doesnt make any noticable change to the satin. In fact, Im thinking the blue im seeing might just be because I want to see it for you!
Post # 15
@saffy: I agree that it is beautiful just the way it is!
Post # 16
I would just keep it as is, and hten when you get it, if it does show through, I would just take it to a seamstress and have the satin lined with something. OIr alternatively, you could have htem add teh extra layer of tulle under the satin, and if it doesn’t fall properly, have a seamstress remove it.