- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
@fzesguer: Yes, she’s a seamstress and a designer. She did bridal for a number of years. She’s very good at what she does. I am betting there’s a solution, I just don’t know what it is yet.
I think buying off the rack is off the table. I would hate to hurt my mom’s feelings, though dealing with an unhappy bride is I’m sure not new as she’s been doing this for decades.
@clairebbbear: The shape of the dress is mermaid, cut on the bias in 4-ply silk. It’s a very drapey fabric.
@aliciaspinnet: This is the pattern she worked off of: http://voguepatterns.mccall.com/v1015-products-8945.php?page_id=861
I don’t like the flower details and I want three quarter length, off the shoulder sleeves, which I fear is going to make the dress look worse (they’re not added yet). I was honest with my mom and told her I thought the thing looks like a nightgown. As you can see, there’s really no way to add an overlay of any kind. And the fabric for the dress was already so expensive.
@makemake: I wanted something somewhat simple, too, but now I am really questioning that decision. What I really wanted was NOT a white wedding dress, but my Fiance was pretty adamant about that one. He doesn’t ask for much and entertains most of my wild ideas, so I went along with it. Oh how I wish I hadn’t. White is SO UNFLATTERING. I don’t EVER wear white because of it, so why would I want to wear white this day?
I did get the vibe that she loves the dress on me. Maybe I am just not exercising enough vision??? I also hate to disappoint my mom. I’ll wear a dress I hate before hurting her feelings. Not sure how I’ll feel about having professional photos of myself in a dress I hate for the rest of my life, but whatever.
@futuremrskmk: That would surprise me. I am a street size 16 and really don’t care for most wedding dress styles.
@Anise: I did, yes. And she made a dress in different fabric to make the pattern and I really liked that one! I just really don’t like it in this heavy, drapey silk. I was shocked to see it on as I thought I would have loved it. The pattern dress looked great.
I also wanted something that no one else has, agreed. Thank you for the link to that MS dress. I do like how the flowers are randomly placed and I bet there is a way to do the same sort of thing on this dress. I also thought a very large, blingy brooch on the hip where it gathers might be pretty. I’m going to check out MJ Trim.
I hate strapless bras with fiery passion. I am 38Dear Daughter and they do not work on me. I do not want to be pulling the thing up all night. Also, I want to avoid the bulge created by high waisted shapers and strapless bras. I had my heart set on a corset as there’s nothing like a corset to hold everything in and shape well. I guess that’s out the window now.
I am so sick about this stupid dress situation that I’m not even going to bother with a dress for the rehearsal. We discussed going to a pizza place for dinner so street clothes it is.
I spoke to my sister last night about it. She suggested getting a reception dress that I love off the rack in a non-white color. I think that might be the best solution if I continue to hate this dress so much.