Post # 1
I really love the look during the first fitting, but it was too long and I expected a less dramatic train. So I asked them to shorten the front and train, and move lace upward. But when I came to the second fitting, the gown was shorter, but there are many annoying pleats. I don’t know what happened to my dress. They insisted they just shorten the dress. Is there any problem with the lace layer or should I ask them to add a hoop?
Post # 3
@littlefruit: I don’t see anything wrong with it. Have you got pictures from the first fitting? A hoop may get rid of some of the pleats – I suggest go and try one on with your dress and see what it does.
Post # 4
@CatyLady: The first picture is from the first fitting. It had a more a-line shape than the second one. I will try the hoop to see if it get rid of the pleats. Thank you!
Post # 5
It looks to me that the pre-shortened dress had the large volume of extra fabric splayed out, which would definitely explain the difference you see. But I don’t think they altered the dress beyond that.
Post # 6
I see what you mean. I think it is just that the skirt is more full in the first picture. I think adding a hoop or more crinoline would work perfectly.
It looks beautiful either way though!
Post # 7
@littlefruit: before your dress was cut, there was so much more fabric making the train heavier. it would have settled down better. now it’s lighter.
i am not sure what your hem is like but i would suggest inserting a horsehair braid on the hem. it stabilizes and stiffens the hem. it works. i had one on my dress and i loved my train.
if you are unsure of what it is…
Post # 8
@lilcafe: That makes a lot of sense! But it seems less flattering at waist 🙁
Post # 9
@mypinkshoes: I just checked the dress. It already has horsehair braid on the hem, but the hem can’t stay stable…