- 7 years ago
So, back in October of 2010, before I was engaged, I bought a wedding gown. Alfred Angelo 2115 called my name from across the store! I tried it on and for $850 i had a beautiful dress. Mr. Rocky Point had said months before, that if I found a perfect dress, i should feel free to buy it, so I did!
Fast Forward to June 2011: I try on the dress again with my mom, stepmom, and 2 BMs and my Dad… I wouldn’t say i HATE it, but it’s just kind of…. cute looking? We planned this gorgeous vintage wedding, and this dress seemed so out of place. So, i looked and looked and found someting else at a trunk show. But of course, i was trigger shy after buying one mistake already! I asked the store to call me when their sample dress came in so that I could try it on again and order it.
FF again to 2 weeks ago when we decided to forget the whole thing, and re-work the whole wedding to be a backyard tented affair at my Dad’s house, a little less vintage, a little more carnival.
Sooooo…. point being (sorry for the long lead-in)……Mom has this great idea to make my dress tealength! So that’s what we did, and it looks awesome! My mom is a very experienced, very meticulous, very good seamstress, so its no stretch at all that she could do it! Two days ago I took the dress to her house, and we put it on. She unsewed all the crinoline form underneath and cut the whole dress, one layer at a time, to a tea length gown. Now, she is replacing the crinoline with medium-pink crepon (its softer) which will peek out form the bottom about 2 1/2inches. she is also going to add a light pink pearly bead to the center of all the flowers on the dress (that was totally her idea! which i think will look awesome, but its a lot of work) and I’m dyeing the corset string thingy pink also.
Moral of the story? – Good thing no one wanted to buy my dress, it saved me 1200 bucks!