(Closed) Are these too many alterations to Maggie Sottero Presca Marie?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
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879 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Removing the crinoline will be easy.  You won’t get the same flare effect and it will hang much straighter when you do though.  I’ve seen see-through lace trains before and they look pretty!  As for shortening the train, I wouldn’t as it might be expensive.  They would need to remove the lace edging, shorten it, then sew back the lace.  From the picture it looks like there’s two layer, so maybe you can ask them to cut off the second, longer layer on the train? (only if it transitions nicely to the front, though)

I tried on a few Maggie dresses, including a couple of lace ones and I agree that they’re heavy.  Actually I found a lot of her dresses were just so heavy!  She does fit really well (makes a person look soo tiny!), but I don’t think I would be comfortable with such a heavy dress all night.  But that’s just me!  I love the Wtoo Delphine, btw.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

You sound like you really love the Presca, so if that’s the case, I would definitely get it despite the weight.  You may be disappointed if you decide on the Delphine.  I really do think after an hour or so you may become desensitized to the weight of the Presca.  Also, it’s you’re wedding and you should definitely wear the dress you love completely!

Personally, I would keep the length of the train (and even the fabric underneath, although I think that’s a pretty simple alteration if you decide on that) and just remove some crinoline (crinoline doesn’t have much weight to it though).  Other than the weight, I think that dress is very manageable as it is a sleek silhouette.  I prefer fashion over comfort, but you should be comfortable in your dress too.  Have you considered a reception/going away dress?  It might be a nice backup if you do find on your wedding day the dress is too much to handle.

Here’s a thread with some brides who wore Presca!

Real brides in Maggie Sottero Presca?

Post # 7
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157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My wedding is in July, granted the ceremony is not outside, it still will be hot. I originally wanted a light, organza dress, for that exact reason- but then I tried on Maggie’s lace dresses and fell in love. Especially with Presca, the detailing on the dress is amazing and it fits beautifully. It is a bit heavy but I’m willing to deal with it. I originally wanted no train on my dress and even speculated to chop off any train on my runner-up dresses. But with Presca I just love the look of the train, the complete picture. I feel like a real bride wearing her, so I ended up surprising myself with my choice. I’m definitely going fashion over comfort.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

If you’re worried about the heat, I don’t see how shortening the train or removing fabric from it will help. I wore Maggie Sottero Barcelona and I got married in Dominican Republic. Honestly, it wasn’t that bad. I was hot when I was dancing but fine during the wedding and all the pictures on the beach in the sun. I think its so worth it to get the dress that you want, otherwise you will always feel like you settled.

Also that dress is absoloutely gorgeous, btw!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@floridajenn:  I’m actually not getting the dress hemmed because I’m 5’9″ and with 3 inch heels the length is perfect. However, I was told that if hemming was necessary, there would still be 2 distinctive bottom lace layers, I was told that in 2 different salons. Maybe they can alter the length from the waist? I didn’t give this much thought because I was actually worried about the dress being too short. Regarding the train, because you are petite, the train can potentially be too long, but a good seamstress should be able to shorten it if necessary. I would get a second opnion on the aterations from another seamstress because that 2 layer lace on the bottom is too perfect to mess up.

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