(Closed) Augusta Jones Jessie – Need Opinions on Major Alteration!!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I alter my dress from A-Line to Drop Waist Trumpet?
    Leave it as A-Line : (62 votes)
    73 %
    Alter it to a Drop Waist Trumpet style like the "mommy and me" pic below? : (23 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 3
    889 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Diplomat Country Club

    I say leave it and add a petticoat it looks beautiful on you and the petticoat adds that trumpet feel you like

    Post # 4
    538 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    The A line looks beautiful on you and the peticoat adds the umph you want.

    Post # 5
    1935 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I wouldn’t consider this an A line. It already has the shape you want its just not quite as tight at the back. The cinoline gives it that mroe mermaidy look and the veil is gorgeous!

    Post # 6
    115 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Right, first things first. That bunching should get sorted. Its not supposed to look like that so they can sort it. It looks like where the 2 pieces of boning end, its sticking out. But in other photo’s it doesnt look so bad. I think if you hadnt mentioned it, we wouldnt have noticed. I personally prefer the dress without the petticoat and dont change it. If I’m honest, trumpet shaped dresses look better on girls with bigger hips and bum. As your nice and slim, I dont think it would suit you as much as the current shape. And i’m totally loving the veil on you. You look beautiful Smile

    Post # 7
    216 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    leave as is, no crinoline, but i like the veil. 🙂

    Post # 8
    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    As is, but with a crinoline!

    Post # 9
    2082 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @sofiekitty:  The dress looks beautiful as it is but I can see the bunching you mentioned at the waistline. I’m petite and little like you so I can understand you wanting a more fitted dress. I’d say have it altered to look more like the mother/daughter photo and put the petticoat underneath to give it more shape. You’re going to be a gorgeous bride!

    Post # 10
    2082 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    As far as the veil goes, it’s beautiful, as well. However, if you have major alterations done to the dress, do you think it’ll hide the work you had done ?

    Post # 11
    4464 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Yes to petticoat and yes to veil.

    Post # 14
    2082 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Ahh, wow it’s gorgeous! What they do to make your bust look bigger? I need the same thing done to my dress.

    Post # 15
    60 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

      I was looking for one like yours and ended up going with the casablanca 1827 and modifying the silhoutte into a fit and flare.  It was I an A-line originally. I didn’t want the full mermaid like in your second picture in your last post but more of a gradual flare. 

    It cost me about $300 with all my alterations including modifying the silhouette and adding cups.

    A petticoat can help you achieve more of the fit and flare look you are going for without major alterations but I just had them sew in some zip in crindoline which was more subtle than the full petticoat that tends to give you more of a bell shape.  And if I decided at anytime during the wedding, I didn’t want the extra crindoline in, i could just unzip it out!  I did end up keeping it in the whole time though 🙂

    I went with a skinnier belt and I agree with your thoughts on it. 

    I was concerned about bunching in the same area as you and did find that it inevitably did happen when I even slightly bent over.  I do think it is hard for the material not to unless you stand straight the entire time.  But I was able to just retouch any bunching I saw in our photos, which was nice! 

    Here are my before and afters.  The first one is the model photo and then on me before, even though it was still clipped in back and then the finished product on our wedding day!




    Post # 16
    506 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @sofiekitty: I love your dress, especially the neckline and the belt, I’m dying to see how it turns out after the alteration. It definitely looks better with the fitting meimaid style more. 

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