- 8 years ago
- Wedding: December 2013
So at present im pretty torn with my dress decisions. I love one dress, but it doesnt fit my nicely, i love the fit of another dress, but i dont love the dress. SO, im going to get one made i think. Not a replica but go to an actual seamstress and have one commisioned.
Now, whilst i was looking into this my mum spoke to my aunt who used to be a seamstress. She made my cousins dress and some bridesmaid dresses. She doesnt work as a seamstress though. She has very graciously offered to make my wedding dress, and my bridesmaid dresses – for free!
I dont have any qualm about her ability to make a bridesmaid dress, especially since ours will just look like standard sheath style/a- line strapless dresses
– The dresses i want are HEAVILY boned, and my opinions on which dress i love/hate is largely based on whether it pulls me in in the right areas and gives me a lovely hourglass shape (Mermaid dresses)
I know she made my cousins dress, but that was 10+ years ago, and it was a standard A – line dress of 90s fashion. Also the photos i can find of it on fb arent very clear.
The question: How difficult is it to bone a dress WELL. To make it look stunning?
Im not a hundred percent sold on her ability to do this but i dont know much about dress – making, nor do i have much evidence to base my thoughts on. I dont want to be rude and say ‘no ill have it made professionally’ as she focused a lot in her email to me about how professionals will add commision etc, and it would save me a LOT of money, and i really appreciate her offer, but im worried that i could end up going down the aisle not feeling 100% because the dress doesnt fit me/mould me the way the store bought ones did.
I thought about just saying to her that the boning seems quite complicated and its not a standard A – line satin dress, but unfortunately i get the feeling that shes like my mum – makes promises that she cant keep/attain, and might say ‘oh yes i can definitely do that’ etc etc and then wont be able to – by which time i might have either a dress that doesnt and never will fit me properly, and which i cant not wear because of how rude that would be, and it would be too late to then get one made professionally/ order one.
What do you think i should do?
Here are the photos of the sort of thing im going for:
Something that fits me like this
But has the skirt/beading like this: