(Closed) Dress Woes

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What do you think of my dress?
    I love it, it's perfect in every way! : (18 votes)
    15 %
    I love it, I think even if it's not perfect you should be proud that you did it yourself : (49 votes)
    42 %
    I like it, for a casual wedding but nothing more than that : (19 votes)
    16 %
    It looks like you're about to marry a cupcake on a pirate ship : (31 votes)
    26 %
  • Post # 3
    495 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    I think it needs a wider belt…. but thats it. Well, maybe less folding on the top part but thats it. its cute!

    Post # 4
    4675 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Wow, major props for making your own dress.  I think it is lovely, and you should be proud that you accomplished this.  If your not sure how you feel about it I would sit on it a while, and maybe go to a bridal store to try some on, just for fun.  

    The only thing that bothers me is that it looks a bit baggy on top.  You have such a lovely figure, and I feel, from the photos, that you are getting lost.  It wouldn’t hurt to bring in the waist a little and do a little darting under the busts. The lace tiers are lovely though.  These are just suggestions, and again, it’s about how you feel about the dress.  

    Post # 5
    1102 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I love it! And its awesome you made it yourself!

    Post # 7
    227 posts
    Helper bee

    I think it’s great, and good work!! I agree that a wider belt might be better…it’d at least be worth trying to see what it looks like. 

    Post # 8
    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I think it’s awesome! I would make the top a little bit tighter, because it seems baggy and you don’t look like you have anything to hide. But other than that, it’s perfect and if you can sew that well, I definitely think you made the right decision in making your own. Just think about all the money you are saving!

    Post # 9
    664 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    It is a  beautiful dress.  You did a great job. I love the tears of lace! I feel like something is off with the way the top is pulling.  It’s almost like the fabric looks loose.

    What type of wedding are you having?  It’s probably not for a black tie wedding.


    @MissBling:  I agree with you- it might need a wider belt.

    Post # 11
    664 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @jbarker09:  is there a way to make it tighter? I think that is a great dress for a rustic/vintage wedding.

    Post # 12
    2286 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: Central Park

    I think that you need to define your waist more. Instead of a small belt, I’d add a wider one. I also think that you might want to add lace cap sleeves. Overall I really like the direction. It’s very sweet and romantic.

    Post # 14
    3028 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    It’s really cute and I love the layers.  I agree less “baggy” in the boobs, and a different belt/maybe.  If you are doing the rustic cowboy boot thing a brown leather thick belt would work.  


    Post # 15
    2425 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    You are a brave woman! So far I think it looks good. I LOVE the skirt, it looks perfect. Not sold on the top though. I agree with your mom it looks a bit nightgowny/baggy on the top, just from how it is draped.. With the full lace skirt, I think a more fitted top would be more flattering.

    ETA: would you be willing to just forgo any draping on top? I think it’s taking the focus away from the skirt as is. I think a nice clean fitted top without draping (maybe just strong seaming) would go better with the skit.

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