(Closed) Big White Tree Trunk!

posted 8 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Are you having any colors in your wedding? I think a colored sash would be much nicer…burlap tends to “shed” A LOT. I made burlap table runners for our wedding and it was so messy.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think that would look great and it would cinch you in at the waist, which is not only flattering but you would feel better about the whole look too!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

I think you should post a pic of yourself in the gown so we can all tell you how fabulous you look.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I vote for finding a sash in a different fabric. It’s just me, but I wouldn’t want to match the tablecloth.

If nothing else, could you dye the burlap so that it’s not the natural color?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I still think a sash or something at the waist will make you feel better!  The shape of the dress is really nice, so perhaps pick up a strip of fabric in a different material than the burlap or wool.  If you wear it at your natural waist, not across your hips, it will pull in at your waist and create an elegant look and the waist you are looking for!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I love the idea of a belt/sash with rosettes.  But probaby not burlap.  I just can’t picture that.  I agree to put it around your natural waist.  I like the “lightness” of the dress material, and I think a heavy fabric will take away from that.

Don’t foget to show us the result!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

i like thin and low. 🙂

 

i think you look beautiful and it goes great with a rustic theme..

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

thin and low

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Awesome idea! But how about using a lavendar satin ribbon as the sash and making the flowers out of burlap? And wow, I disagree with the above, I think wide and high looks by far the most flattering! Also, I’d suggest going a bit larger on the size of the flowers or adding a few more and moving them just a slight bit closer to the center. Right now they look a little disproportionate, and that has nothing to do with your size! I think larger flowers would add more interest and better break up the “tree trunk” situation that you’re trying to avoid.. Post more pics as you keep working!

Edit: (I love this idea, I had to search out some more inspiration for you!) The following two images are from Etsy (sellers CharmingViolet and divinecrafts). I can’t tell how you made the flowers but these are two really cute techniques! The first looks like it’s made from that burlap ribbon type stuff. [attachment=995384,122947] [attachment=995384,122948]

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

In the pictures, I like thin and low, but I think kirabee might be right–high and wide might be better–its hard to tell since we don’t have the whole picture. I for the wide sash, I definitely agree bigger/more flowers.

I know you said you don’t want to change the dress, but would you be open to adding a crinoline? Not a giant poofy one, just a little bit to make the skirt flare out and reduce the boxiness and give you more of a waist.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

VagabondGurl – I love the look of a loooong ribbon sash in the back – so classic and beautiful but still quite “in” right now. Also, check above – I added an edit to my response to as not to spam your board but you responded too quick!! Just want to make sure you see it..

Oh, and I can DEFINITELY relate to the non-existent booty problem!!

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