Post # 1
So my Mum is starting my dress in the second week of june. Below is the original dress I tried on in the store
We have been playing around with the style a bit. It’s a brand new design, so I would be the first bride to wear it :))) as it isn’t available for 5 months.
My beautiful Mum did a mock version made out of calico. We played around with the skirt a bit, thinking possibly of having 3 long layers/”frills”.
Below is the mock dress
The problem is I have no idea which skirt will look better! I think the orginal is absolutely stunning, but I always visualised my dress having these layers – however I am not sure if they will look right or put too much detail into the dress.
ALSO, the top layers will be made of tulle 🙂
Any help would be much appreciated – I only have 3 weeks until she buys the material!!
Just remembered my other dilemma, train length – I’ve added it to the poll 🙂
Post # 4
Your mom’s a pretty amazing tailor!
But I have to agree–I prefer the tulle to the tiers. The tiers remind me a little too much of curtains or cake, sorry!
Post # 5
I think the layers will look good when they are in tulle. That is amazing that your mom is making that!!
Post # 6
I like the layers. I would also have the little ruffle at the top of the skirt go all around.
Post # 7
Wow!! You’re mom is an amazing dressmaker! I love how it looks with the 3 layers and it will look even better in tulle!
Post # 8
That’s amazing! Wow, your mom is awesome!!!!
Honestly it’s hard to visualize…The fabric right now is kind of curtain-y with the layers, but I’ve seen tulle layers and I looooove them. I think I’m more partial to the idea of tulle layers, but I’d need to see it to make an opinion officially.
High five your mom for me- that’s such a good job!
ETA: if it’s not too personal- is it significantly less costly to have a dress made? I know some fabrics can run pretty expensive. (Not asking for the cost of yours, just more of a yes/no type answer.)
Post # 9
I do like the layers better.
Post # 11
@angela85: Oopps! Should have mentioned that is her “mock flowers” 🙂 They will look like the ones on the original and will go all the way around.
Post # 12
I really like the layers but not sure how poofy they’d be/if I’d like them in tulle.
P.S. Your mom is awesome.
Post # 13
@the_future_mrs: It is a lot less expensive. My dress retails at $2500, and my Mum is making it for $512. Obviously that is just for fabric. But I am wrapped! I could never have afforded to buy the dress!
Post # 14
I prefer the original and think it should be one layer. Your mom is an amazing seamstress!
Post # 15
@louiseW: Oh wow, that is a huge difference! I love my mom but I’m pretty sure that a wedding dress just isn’t doable for her sewing capabilities. Childhood Halloween costumes? Sure. Perfect wedding dress..not so much. Majr envy!!
Post # 16
Thanks for all your lovely comments! Here are some pics to help visualise it in the actual fabric.
The one below is organza – a possible change from tulle.
And the 2nd one is layered tulle – but mine would only have 3 layers 🙂
I personally prefer tulle to organza. but think if I go with tulle to stick with the original, and if I want the layers to go with organza.