Post # 1
Okay, a little back story. my sister was to be married and had bought a beautiful Maggie dress. Well her and her Fiance decided to elope instead of have a weeding. A few years later they were divorced. She still had the dress. When i mentioned I thought my Boyfriend or Best Friend may be proposing soon she offered to give me her dress to wear! SCORE!! Anyways, I love the dress very much but always dreamed of being married in a Princess style ballgown. Below is a picture of my dress. My question is would it be possible to just take off the bottom of this dress and add a Tulle ballgown style bottom? If so, what do you think the average cost might be? Do you think it will just be too much and that i should just stick with the original dress? Seeing as though the dress was of no cost to me i thought maybe i could put the money i had planned on spending on a dress to alter this one to more of what i want. I love the top and would still be happy with the dress itself, just would prefer a ballgown style. Okay, Thanks! Bye!
Post # 3
Definitely possible. I would say that to put a full ballgown bottom with many layers of tulle, it’s going to cost you $800+. I would call around to a lot of tailors to get pricing. I did major reconstructive surgery to my dress and got quotes anywhere from $300-700, big difference!
Post # 4
Tigrrlily04- Thanks so much for the quick response! That’s not a bad price range at all! Oh that makes me very happy! I’m actually thinking of doing bottom layer of tulle in a fuschia pink and ivory layer on top. Still get the pretty color that i want but not like BAM! What do you think? Do you think it will look okay?
Post # 5
I had my skirt changed to tulle on my Paloma Blanca dress and it was $400. It looks like your dress doesn’t have a defined waistline (it looks like there is no seam at the waist, just the pleats) so that may make it a little more difficult and expensive but it looks like it could be done. Here is a picture of my dress before the change and after:
Post # 6
@Paulbabyballerina I love love LOVE your dress with the tulle!!! And @FutureMrsPuckett your dress would look awesome with the tulle as well! Keep us updated! 🙂
Post # 7
Have you tried on your dress with a petticoat? Perhaps wearing layers of extra tulle under your dress would give it the extra upmph you are looking for
Post # 8
I love that dress how it is, but it does need a huge big tule petticoat, I put one under my dress and it made such a difference. You could even have a fiusha petticoat and lift your skirt a little in some photos to reviel it.
Post # 9
It’s totally possible and I think your dress would look great with a full tulle skirt!!, as PaulBabyBallerina said, since you have no waist seam, the seamstress will probably have to add a type of band with which to attach the skirt, and then cover it up with some sort of border or pipping around the edge (or you can wear a cute belt!). Goodluck!
Post # 10
@MrsPaulsBabyBallerina: that is stunning, such a good job