Post # 1
Who else is having trouble finding their dream dress?
I know I am! My problems? I want a knee-length dress, lace, sleeves would be great and I’m on a tight budget!
I’ve found three dresses that if they could make a baby would be perfect!
Please tell me I’m not the only one!
Post # 3
@Mrs Hoot: Haha. Maybe you should put all three of them in a room together and see what happens?
I wanted a knee-length dress, and was able to find what I wanted by going to a salon and trying on bridesmaids dresses. I ordered a Lula Kate dress in ivory – picked the bodice and the skirt I wanted, so I was able to sort-of put together the things I liked best about each dress I tried on.
I had seen an Amsale dress that broke my heart, it was so beautiful (and so expensive), but what I loved most was the waistband, so I ordered extra fabric in my dress and made a sash. I ended up with my perfect dress. Total cost, including extra fabric, $300.
I’m still waiting for pictures to come in, so I don’t really have one to post here of the finished product, but it was this LulaKate bodice:
but with an a-line skirt instead of straight,
and I made a sash inspired by the waistband on this dress:
All this to say, if you look and you don’t mind sewing (or working with a seamstress), you can have exactly the dress you want, for a very reasonable price.
Post # 4
@ProfessorGirl: That’s beautiful. Love a good sash!!!
This is the one I like but I want to change the neckline (front and back) and change the sash.
Post # 5
Have you considered a Dolly Couture dress? It is called the Avila bay. Her designs are very afforable and she will often do custom changes for little to no cost. Here is a link to the dress:
She will even put sleeves on the dress. Just an idea! Hope you can find what you are looking for!
Post # 6
That was the sort of style I was looking at originally but even that is a bit out of my range. Our whole wedding budget is $3,500.00