Maggie Sottero Sybil dress – help!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 46
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: November 2017

Hi ladies!  I recently got my Sybil dress but it has to be shortened quite a bit.  I don’t want to lose the lace around the waist or bottom of the dress.  Has anyone found a solution to have the dress shortened without losing all of that gorgeous lace?  Would love any recommendations!

Post # 47
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I have this dress and did the alterations with my bridal store. They basically cut the entire lace trim and moved it up in order to keep the integrity of the design. You should find a seamstress that has enough experience to do this because it is pretty labour intensive. 

The other option the bridal store gave me was to add a crinoline skirt underneath (this depends on your height). It gives extra volume and you don’t have to worry about ruining the lace design, but the dress will end up being closer to a ballgown shape instead of an A-line shape. I opted to do the alterations because the original A-line shape was one of the reasons why I chose this dress. 

Good luck!! 

Post # 48
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2017

dana11 :  I had the same issue with the hemming process, my seamstress said she is going to remove the lace on the top layer at the belt and bring the hem up to where i need it and then apply the lace back to the same position. Was told its a fairly easy process but just time consuming.

Post # 49
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Just bought the Sybil today!! It’s so different than anything I’ve tried on and pretty much the opposite of what I thought I liked! you ladies look so gorg in it!! 

Post # 50
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1 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: November 2017

 Hi!! I purchased the Sybil dress too and was wondering if people were having any issues with the straps… in people’s pictures it seems like the straps are actually on comfortably rather than sitting on the edge of the shoulders.. but my seamstress says that the straps are made to sit off to the side a little bit… any input?? I’m thinking of having it altered so that it doesn’t go to the sides… but I wanted to see what people’s thoughts are!

 

P.s. I’m going in for my 2nd fitting this Saturday!!

Post # 51
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1 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Hi everyone. I also purchased Sybil in antique ivory. What colour veil did you choose? Would a regular ivory veil work? Or do I have to have an antique ivory veil made?

Post # 52
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2019

chenderson15 :  I as well just purchased the sybil dress and am removing the straps, as well as the belt. Do you have a picture of the final product? I am extrememly anxious to see how it will turn out! 

Post # 53
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Fj kvaz :  attached was my Sybil dress on my wedding day. I didn’t remove the belt but it turned out AMAZING without the straps. I also had to have it hemmed quite a bit and taken in and didn’t lose any of the lace detail. I got so many compliments on my dress! Hope yours turns out just as amazing!

Post # 54
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2017

maryds89 :  I bought an ivory veil and it worked so perfectly with it!

Post # 55
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2019

chenderson15 :  Thank you so much! Looks amazing 🙂

Post # 56
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Wannabee

Definitely here for this thread!

 

Just bought my sybil and then began regretting it because I didnt like the way the straps fell wide on my shoulders. But seeing all these various alterations makes me hopeful that I can get the straps changed the way I want them or even go strapless if all else fails.

Thankful that everyone posted pictures!

Post # 57
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Wannabee

 

mzsoozi :  I feel the exact same way and I JUST ordered my dress! Did you ever get the straps to go up more vertically rather than to the sides? I would love to know or see photos. 

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