Post # 1
I have posted about this dress that I found on Etsy in several posts in the past (Thanks for all the suggestions and recommendations btw!). So I went ahead and ordered through Jasmine’s Bridal. They recently sent me the mid-production pictures, and Id like some help critiqueing them. The dress seems to need a little more work than other mid-production pics I’ve seen – which has prompted me to post this.
The things I have noticed are that:
– First off it is VERY wrinkled, which distracts me so much!! Oh yeah, and there is obviously no sash yet.
-the bottom right side of the skirt appears very unfinished to me. Like it needs several more layers
– I think the top smooth layer needs a little bit more of an upwards curve to it. Do you guys agree, or am I seeing things?
– The back is the area I think needs a lot of work. I dont have pictures of the actual back of the dress, so they had to improvise, and I feel like it needs a bit of work. I dont like how the top smooth layer is cut straight across – it looks kind of harsh to me, so I asked them to create more of a downwards curve to it. I also feel like there needs to be more layers to the back.
– Alright – your turn! Help me out here!
Post # 3
Yeah, it must be exciting to see your custom dress in progress!
I agree with both of your comments about adding curves. The change in design from very straight to scallops is pretty stark.
I’m sure it will turn out perfectly! 🙂
Post # 4
@yelle418: Hi, I agree with your comments on your dress. It is so hard to see past all the creasing isn’t it?!
I also think that the front bottom section appears less deep than the original, but it does seem to be lying on the floor quite a bit so that may be why?
The back loooks a little like a mini dress with another dress underneath so I agree with what you are saying about it.
The pleating looks great though as does the bodice.
Post # 5
The front does look gorgeous! As for the back, I would ask them to do a little something wiht the folded part that is coming right out from under the satin part. It looks as if its kinda just there. Hopefully this made sense 🙂
Post # 6
Are you planning on wearing any sort of crinoline underneath to puff it out a bit? If so, that might take care of the back section and help the transition between the solid fabric to the creasing.
ETA: I also think it will come together a bit more once the sash is added since that will add some additional visual interest to the middle of the dress so it will take the eye away from focussing on the area where the two fabrics come together.
Post # 7
I agree about the number of layers on the skirt. I think you need at least double what they currently have, and it might be helpful if they added some tulle or crinoline or netting, just something kinda stiff to help poof up each layer individually. Right now the petals on the skirt look kind of deflated. I think when they add more layers and something to poof it up a little what you’re noticing about the curve of the smooth, top layer will fix itself. Also, from your inspiration pic it also looks like the petals on the original dress were a little more random and the ones on your in-progress dress are more evenly spaced/distributed. Not sure if you care about that or not. Lastly, personally I don’t see too much of a problem with the back. It will be difficult to extend it down more (which is what i would guess the real one does) unless they do it by shortening the front (which I DON’T think you should have them do!) and I can’t decide if it would look good or weird if they curved it up to mirror the front. Maybe when they add more petal layers it will poof out the back some too and fix that issue. Hope this was helpful and good luck!
Post # 8
It is exciting – but Im such a control freak, that its made me a little nervous! lol I just love this dress so much, I would pretty much pay anything for it! However I could not find the designer, and from reviews it sounds like Jasmines is the best I really hope it does turn out perfect – thank you!
Oh that creasing drives me crazy! I paid more for designer grade fabric, but everytime I see these pics I see the wrinkles and think it looks cheap! lol. Well not really, but they are very distracting. Were your dresses very wrinkled in the mid-production pics? And your comment – Mini-dress! Haha that is so perfect! Thats exactly what I was thinking, but couldnt really phrase it so perfectly. . I used the pain program to draw out a better shape of it for them. Hopefully that will fix the mini-dress appearance!
– Can you explain to me what you mean by “the front bottom section appears less deep than the original”?
Do you guys see what I mean about the bottom right part of the skirt appearing like there are not enough layers? (Actually, its the dresses Left side, our right side.. .if that makes sense?)
Post # 9
“Do you guys see what I mean about the bottom right part of the skirt appearing like there are not enough layers? (Actually, its the dresses Left side, our right side.. .if that makes sense?)” – I see what you mean, but it probably happened because they were trying to follow the picture perfectly. If you look at the picture, there are only two layers at that point in the dress too. But I think the original photo was more randomly placed so it was just the angle that the picture was taken.
Post # 10
Yes, I am planning on wearing an A-line crinoline, and they said that usually they take pictures with it on under the dress, but they didnt, So i think that is definitely part of what is missing.
You’re right! I’ve been looking at the skirt realizing that something is missing, and I think there does need to be way more layers! The bottom left of the dress looks kinda “dead” to me, and I think it needs more random layers to fluff it up a bit. You have a great eye for detail! As far as the top layer goes – I keep going back and forth about whether I should have them slightly shorten the front. In the first picture I think it looks like it needs to be shortened but in the 3rd and 5th pictures it looks perfect! Why do you think it shouldnt be shortened any more?
Post # 11
Hi my dresses didn’t have creases mid production no, but your fabric looks finer. I’m sure that it just needs a good press.
My comment about the bottom (pleated section) being less deep than the original means that I think in proportion to the smooth top section of the skirt the lower section doesn’t seem as long (deep) but that may be because the dress in the original picture is just skimming the floor?
I used paint to annotate my pictures too and found it really helped get the message across. Good luck! xx
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Woah! Hell yes! That is one stunning dress! How much is it costing you, if you don’t mind my asking?
Post # 14
Thank you! It is $527.99 with shipping included. They originally charged only $339, but I chose to upgrade to designer materials for an additional cost. Honestly, I would pay way more for the dress!
Post # 16
wow looking great thus far!i remember seeing your post and thought it was such a pretty dress, glad to see it’s being made!