(Closed) Maggie Sottero Patience

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 31
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23 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2017

I ended up purchasing these shoes from BHLDN and they are called ‘Elin’.  They’re super comforatble and very pretty!

 

Post # 32
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I bought this similar dress but as Patience Lynette (adds the top portion so its no longer strapless). I love these ideas for shoes to wear with it. One question I have is how you altered the bottom of the dress for the wedding. I don’t like the idea of having it altered perfectly straight on the bottom above the ground (I feel like it would take away from the flowing feel of the dress), but I’m nervous if I leave it a little long I’ll be tripping all over the dress throughout the night.fullsizeoutput_46a

Post # 33
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  • Wedding: January 2017

Hi there, 

I actually just had my fitting a couple of weeks ago and go back the first week of December to re-try that alterations she made.  She pinned and will hem all of the layers from my first visit and on my next visit she will then see how that lays with the outer layer and then pin/hem the outer layer from there.  All of the underneath layers she probaly hemmed roughly an inch or less from the ground (pretty sure there was some system on a slightly different length on each layer she did). I can let you know how it goes on my next visit and what it looks like. I think i will have the outer layer just lay almost to the top of my feet/ground just so i am not tripping all over it or stepping on it. I decided to keep the length on the train as well in the back.  The top looks really pretty!

Post # 34
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296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

This was my dress and I loved it!!!

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Post # 35
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12 posts
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  • Wedding: June 2017

jesslange :  I’d love to hear how the next fitting goes. I wonder if they will do mine in stages like that as well. Did you have to alter the size of the dress? I was convinced to purchase a size 12, as my hips are the largest part of my body, but my chest is a size 4. I’m nervous to see if they will be able to take the top part in that much. Of course with the upper lace on mine it make it tougher to take in.

mrsrobertshoe :  Your dress is beautiful on you!!  It is the ivory over nude right? Did you end up bustling the back of it or did you find you weren’t tripping on it at all?

 

Thanks for the replies you guys! This is my first time using this site.

Post # 36
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296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

seahawks1991 :  I did diamond white over nude! I did end up bustling it, because I didn’t want anyone tripping over it or stepping on it haha. I think I have a couple of pictures of it bustled if you want to see that! I believe it was like 6 points total for the bustle, even with the how light the material was

Post # 37
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  • Wedding: June 2017

mrsrobertshoe :  I’d love to see pictures of the bustle if you have any! I’ve been wondering how I would do that and how it would look.

Post # 38
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23 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2017

seahawks1991 :  I think I purchases a 10 or 12, I cant recall off the top of my head now.  But, I am semi hippy and have a larger chest (usually wear a size 6-8 and medium tops). The first layer closest to the body was the tighest layer and caused it to bunch around the hip and crotch area.  It was visible through the other layers since they are all sheer.  There is a small seam on the first inner layer that she is going to let out a tiny bit to prevent the bunching. There wasnt a lot she could take out, so hopefully it will do the trick!  She is also going to take out a couple pieces of boning on the top/neckline since the boning was causing the bodice to not lay flat against my ches when tied up. You probably wouldnt have that issue since you have the additional layer on the top. Does your dress lace up in the back like the patience? I think this is going to be a good way to be able to accomadate any lost or added pounds since the lace up can  be tightened or loosened.

Post # 39
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2017

seahawks1991 :  I think mine is between a 4-6 bustle too, it lays really nice and doesnt get poufy. I will take some snaps when im at my next fitting!

Post # 40
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2017

mrsrobertshoe :  The dress looked awesome on you!  Random question, did you do anything about a clutch to throw in lip gloss, gum, etc? I started thinking about that yesterday and dont know where to start as far as a clutch with the gown.

Post # 41
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12 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2017

jesslange :  It sounds like we’re in a very similar situation with the sizing. I usually wear pant size 8 but small-medium shirts. So when I tried the dress on as a size 12, it fit my hips perfect and was huge on the top. She mentioned I could try the 10, but if I didn’t lose weight in my hips (which I don’t think I could!), it would start bunching up. Unfortunately the dress doesn’t lace up in the back like yours. I wish it did because it would help a lot with tightening. However, there is an inner corset with and overlying zip up and then has buttons that line up the back. The buttons/lace are what I’m most nervous about altering. Here’s a picture of what its supposed to look like vs how mine looks pulled to fit (in the size I’m getting). I’m going to pick the dress up on Wednesday from the bridal salon, so hopefully they can reassure me again that the alterations won’t be a problem..Screen Shot 2016-11-20 at 9.46.10 AMScreen Shot 2016-11-20 at 9.54.50 AM

Post # 42
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296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

seahawks1991 :  Here are the ones from the wedding itself, and I am getting some more pictures from my sister who was my Maid/Matron of Honor and learned how to do the bustle! 

Post # 43
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296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

jesslange :  I didn’t do a clutch, I just left everything in the bridal room, it was so close to everything I didn’t have to worry. I think anyhing in a champagne color or anything in your wedding color(s) would work really well!

Post # 44
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8 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Hi beautiful ladies! I posted a while back with pictures from the first time I tried on Patience, but figured it was time to come back and update! I wore Patience in diamond white over nude. We didn’t really have “colors” for our wedding – since it was outdoors we just did natural earthy tones with pops of yellow here and there (including my shoes and the cardigan I put on after pictures because it was FREEZING!).

I wore some adorable custom-made suede ballet flats that I purchased from Etsy in my favorite color (yellow!).  The designer/seller was great and the shoes were perfect – I still wear them from time to time! 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/239664739/sunflower-yellow-soft-leather-handmade?ref=shop_home_active_11

I chose flats because I wanted to be comfortable all day since our wedding was outside in the mountains of Montana. I am lucky enough to have a seamstress for a mother, and she hemmed the length to be right around flush with the floor when I was wearing my flats. She tapered the hem towards the back keep the length of the train, and also made me a simple, long veil out of tulle that matched the “diamond white” outer layers of the dress. My mom made it by fastening tulle to a simple hair comb, and reached to about the length of the train, adding to the romantic layers of tulle in the dress 🙂 We also added a three-point bustle using clear buttons so they couldn’t be seen while the dress was not bustled. 

Unfortunately, it rained all day! So I held the train and my veil while my dad walked me down the “aisle” – through a meadow haha. I let everything down for the ceremony, and held it again for pictures, and then we bustled for the ceremony and the rest of the night. It was just enough to keep most of the dress off the ground, although it still got filthy because the ground was wet (I didn’t care – I was having too much fun!) I don’t have a lot of close- up pictures of the details, but I’ve posted what I can find to show the overall effect. Hope it helps!

Post # 45
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12 posts
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  • Wedding: June 2017

mrsrobertshoe :  The bustle looks so good! You can hardly even tell its pinned up since all the fabric in the back just flows together. Thanks for sending those pictures!

kelsey.mcgarvey :  I LOVE how you can really see the nude color of the dress in your photos. It gives it such a romantic, warmer feel. And those shoes are perfect. I was actually hoping to find something similar (although I’m hoping for white/nude) and those look great. Thank you for that link, and for posting the photos.

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