Post # 1
I need HELP!! from professionals if possible. I bought my wedding gown (Hannah by maggie sottero) which I absolutley LOVED, I still do love it however, I made a mistake. when I tried the sample dress in the store I tried it in chamaigne/gold color. I knew I wanted an ivory dress so I ordered the ivory, I WAS told that the applique’s color is not gonna change (it is gold threading with goldish beads) but I imagined it not look too dark if the dress is lighter. unfortunaltey, when the dress arrived I tried it on tody and I HATE the color of it. I really do not like how the bottom of the dress which is ALL pewtter lace looks DIRTY! esp against the ivory dress. I don’t know what to do, my wedding is in 3 months exactly! my dress is fully paid now, I can purchase a new dress but i dont think i have time at all. I thought of bleacing the appliques but with colorax (i tried on a very small piece) it didnt change color at all. I asked the seamstress if we can remove the appliques she said that would ruin the toull that it’s stiched on. I asked her if we can remove the entire skirt (top layer) remove the appliques leacing the bottom because the bottom isn’t as bad and then reattaching. then i thought of just purchasing new lace and remake a new skirt IDK what is the best and safest option. does anyone know of a way to change the pewter color to a lighter shade?
Post # 4
susuash: Personally I think it looks stunning and wouldn’t change a thing. Take it to a professional seamstress to talk about options but then LISTEN to her. You might do more harm than good.
Post # 5
I agree with above Bee. It look stunning. I wouldn’t change a thing. I’m guessing it is just not to your taste.
A professional seamstress may have something to contribute but my guess is that there is no real solution as the beadin g is such and intrinsic part of the tulle.
Perhaps look at sellingit and buying a replacment dress.
Post # 6
It looks stunning! I wouldn’t change something so perfect!
Post # 7
The dress is gorgeous I would leave it as it is.
Post # 8
That dress comes in two colours -champagne with gold OR ivory and silver. There is no way a seamstress will be able to change all that silver. Either leave as is or if you like the gold better, change to the champagne and gold, which is a great colour for that dress btw.
Post # 10
susuash: I’m so sorry you don’t like your dress, but I have to say, in all kindness, you be crazy. The dress does NOT look dirty. Not in any way. It is beautiful. Beautiful and very clean! Plus it’s stunning on you, you look fantastic.
If you can afford a new dress would you consider ordering the champagne? You might not have time but it’s worth asking the shop if they can rush a new order.
If nothing can be done, you could always ask your photographer to lighten up the bottom of the dress for any photos you’d like to print. This is a pretty easy fix in photoshop. But honestly nothing needs to be fixed, it looks like a dress with gorgeous details, not dirt.