Post # 1
Some of you may remember my dress – I posted it a few weeks ago when I was having doubts about the sash thingy. I now completely despise the sash, but I still like the rest of the dress, especially the hem. The beading is so beautiful, the pictures do not even do it justice.
Here’s my dilemma – the sash can be easily taken off. However, the beading stops where the sash begins, so after it’s taken off, it will be at weird angles where the sash should be. Now, I know NOTHING about seamstressing or anything. So would it be possible to pull the fabric up and sew it where the beading is as a straight line? Would this be complicated and/or expensive? Should I even bother, or find another dress?
Post # 3
I’d take it to a seamstress and ask their opinion.
If you HAVE to get a new dress it needs to happen ASAP.
Post # 4
As an october bride switching dresses and having anxiety – I’m so sorry you’re going through this as well!
Bottom line, you need to feel beyond doubt on your wedding day, and if something is making you un-happy, that needs to change. That’s what I’m going through, because knowing how my dress will look in my images for eternity? Not going to fly for me.
Things are possible. I knew the dress that my heart was truly set on (perhaps you may still need to find it) but I called EVERY store in the nation that carries the line, and I’m on hold right now to get the dress in my size…. granted… it’s in Charleston… but it’s my dream dress, in my budget (once I sell the other one) and I’ll be so much happier with the new one.
If the sash is removable, first take it to a seamstress to see what can be done.. Their may be a totally viable solution. If not, go from there, but you’re going to have to go off the rack or via preownedweddingdresses.com etc. Hope is not lost, but I totally feel your pain and anxiety about this.
Let us know the outcome…
Post # 5
I think that dress is beautiful and I love the look of the sash…it looks perfect! I looked at a few dresses like that too I have to say but depending on the cost of the dress and alterations — Id weigh it out then you know?
Post # 6
Definitely go to a seamstress and see what’s possible. Maybe they can lift the bottom of the dress to make the beading straight across for a “drop waist” effect (and if it looks odd, you could add a simple ribbon sash at the point where the two sections meet).
Post # 7
Well I’ve finally decided this dress is not for me. I refuse to stress over it anymore. I’m selling this one and getting another one.
Post # 8
@shellyjean: Good luck in your search!
Post # 9
Good for you for making a decision and not agonising it. Good luck on finding a new one!
Post # 10
Go for it! Do some searches on sample sales in the area, see if there’s an outlet nearby. Here we have a huge store that only sells samples, that might be a good bet for you!