Post # 1
Here she is POB Lois. I am definitely adding a crystal stash and a bow in the back. It was 60% off, and I just couldn’t resist. It looks much better in person! It shimmers 😉 I did fall in love with another POB, but it was 1000 dollars more, and considering that we are about to buy a house, I didn’t think it was the best idea. I do plan on jazzing this one up. I would love a huge bow in the back. Other than buying the material and tying it myself, any ideas on how I could get a boy in the back?
What do you Bees think???
Post # 3
Pretty! Vera Wang collection at Davids Bridal has lots of sashes/belts/bows
Post # 4
Is it completely plain? I think that’s cool because you can dress it up how you like, and work with a blank canvas. I have never seen a dress in that style that is completely plain. I think the shape looks good on you, and a beaded sash would spruce it up as well. I don’ have many suggestions though, as I don’t know much about bows.
Post # 5
Thank you! In person, it looks really good :-)DB is a good idea, I like their “horsehair” bows, but I want my bow HUGE, and in the back. Any other ideas bees?
Post # 6
Wow, no help attall???
I feel like the teacher on Ferris Bueller…
Post # 7
I’m confused by the question. You’re adding a crystal sash with a big bow in the back, right? Are you asking for where to find a sash like that, or how to do it yourself? Your dress is gorgeous, and I can definitely see how a big bow would add some drama!
Post # 8
Love POB’s fabric…. like butter!!!
So something larger than a bow from the sash tie?
Post # 9
I don’t think your question was really clear, but I know you’re looking for help so I am going to do my best to answer your question.
I would go for a long, wide (I mean about 1′ wide and probably 6′ long) sash made from a somewhat stiff fabric like organdy or even a sheer organza. Fold the sash in half lengthwise to find the center, then wrap it around your waist, minding the center and keeping it aligned with your bellybutton so you end up with equal fabric with which to tie the bow.
Once you wrap the sash, tie a big bow first by doing the normal first ‘cross-over’ tie. Then, instead of making a bunny ear and looping one side around, make 2 bunny ears and once again cross over the two pieces. This makes the bow more symmetrical and also creates a sort of double-knot that won’t need retying.
With the extra fabric remaining (the ‘tails’ you could say), you can either leave them long and trail to the floor or hem them shorter to your liking.
I would then find a smaller jeweled belt and wear that over the center of the sash and hide the tie of the belt or the clasp under the big bow you have created.
I hope this helps! I think it would really dress up the gown and it would not cost very much at all.
Post # 10
Oops for the question not being clear. I want a big bow in the back, and a crystal sash for the front. MSB, I know you didn’t understand my question, but you answered perfectly, thank you.
I didn’t realize this picture was so freaking dark. Sorry Bees, I will try to take a lighter picture.