Wedding skirt – HELP

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

crazymuffin2@gmail.com:  The most important thing will be to measure carefully before you cut off the bodice. Decide whether you want a traditional waistband or just finish the top edge of the skirt with a facing. You may need to take the dress in or let it out at the waist to ensure a snug fit. You will have to remove the back zipper if there is one and replace it with a shorter zipper. If the dress is too long, you can use the extra fabric to make the bow/sash.

Post # 3
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Blushing bee

Don’t do it to such a beautiful dress!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Oh wow! I’ve never seen anything like that before.  I’m all for offbeat but this one is totally new to me.  I’m not one for the pristine white dress look either– I attached black appliques all onto my dress, but that said, this seems like a big job…

Couldn’t you just alter the top to go over the dress?  That would also give you the option to have multiple looks if you’d want to– but of course only if you want to.

Also, just a thought, wedding dresses tend to be so well made in the bodice they are so great for your shape– you can jsut build onto that with the plaid shirt but keep the bridal shap underneath?  May be a less expensive alteration as well! 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

crazymuffin2@gmail.com:  I second eradicatereality! Keep the bodice and build over it or just put the top on over it. Much less expensive/destructive/regrettable. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Most of the weight of that dress is in the skirt, and the boning through the bodice helps support it. The skirt in the other photo looks like it’s made of a lighter fabric — tulle and organza over a crinoline. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

crazymuffin2@gmail.com:  Don’t cut it. It would be so much easier and cheaper to put the shirt on over it and make a bow or sash to wrap around the waist if you want to go for the look in the picture. I love the idea BTW. I’m totally getting some pics of my blush dress with a blue jean shirt or jacket.

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I’m SO happy someone is doing this!!! I’ve pinned every picture of this bride I’ve seen lol I LOVE plaid and I think this look is amazing I had more balls and wasn’t getting married in the city I would have done it myself lol I don’t have any advice but I just wanted to say please post pics as you get further along in the process!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I don’t think that’s the right skirt for the look. I think you’ll end up looking like you’re wearing a comforter.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

 

stephncollins:  +1. I think you’d need to go with a fluffy tulle skirt so make a look like this work, rather any anything with pick ups.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

OP I have to agree with PP’s I don’t think the pick-ups really go with the look you’re trying to achieve. I didn’t really look at the dress you bought I only looked at the inspiration then got excited and commented lol I’m not sure if there’re room in your budget but I posted a few links of full tulle skirts from Etsy (in diff price ranges) that I think would look awesome. You could add a nice full bow to the back and voila! Just something to consider.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/158917923/full-length-blush-tulle-full-length?ref=sr_gallery_33&ga_search_query=full+tulle+skirt&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery

https://www.etsy.com/listing/190595437/tutu-cute-skirt-maxi-yellow-other-colors?ref=sr_gallery_36&ga_search_query=full+tulle+skirt&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery

https://www.etsy.com/listing/162519779/tulle-wedding-skirt-tulle-ballgown?ref=sr_gallery_38&ga_search_query=wedding+skirt&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_ref=auto1&ga_page=3&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

Are you sure you dont want to just wear the top over the dress? Then you can remove it for some mroe formal photos.

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