Post # 16
Just wanted to add that you should ask them to give you any lace that’s cut off. You can definitely use that to embellish tops, skirts, dresses in the future. You can use any amount of it to applique onto other items, so it’s not like you need a whole yard or anything. That way it doesn’t just have to be “wasted.”
Post # 17
CHristine2809: I’m not concerned at all about different parts of the dress picking up the color differently – I like the way that looks, depending on which colors they turn out to be. I’ve just been trying to explain to ppl when they said the dress would be great all dark black (or all one color) that that’s not possible. The lace dress I posted did not have the lace dyed darker on purpose to show detail- that’s just how the lace vs. the rest of the fabric picked up the color differently (I like that but some might change their votes/preferences based on that). Nice if it looks that way or has that effect though. I also am not the biggest fan of pink (which makes me hesitant on red, but it could be okay depending on pale the light color swatches).
I don’t understand what you mean by one ruffle layer? (there aren’t any ruffles on the dress.) Are you meaning that I should leave only the lace layer and cut everything else off at my knees and have the bottom of the dress be see-through? (I’m not a fan of half-see through for formal/expensive dress.)
and, yes, we’ll use some of what’s cut off for swatches and I’ll keep the rest.
MrsN14: even though my dress will dye different colors I included the pic of that gunmetal dress because, if I dye my dress black, the color of the shell underneath might very well end up a grey color (again, wouldn’t be shiny/metallic b/c there’s none of that in my dress), but the lace might be darker.
btw can someone please tell me whether it’d be insane to even keep the train and not cut it off in case I want to do any anniversary or something photo shoots later & then I’d just bustle it for formal events? that’s crazy, right? have I fully lost my mind to even consider that?
Post # 18
Shkragoldfish: I think your dress would look amazing with black lace and grey undershell.
Post # 19
Shkragoldfish: Oh, ok! You might have already made a decision on this, but I wanted to clarify what I meant!
As far as the ruffle comment, I just meant I wouldn’t add ruffles, like there are in some of the pictures you posted. You could have had the seamstress shorten it by cutting and reattaching the lace part into multiple ruffles, and I’m just saying I wouldn’t recommend that. But that probably wasn’t what you were considering anyway!
As far as using the bottom lace, I meant that the seamstress could cut away the lace on the bottom of the dress, since it’s more intricate, and reattach it to wherever you cut it off higher up. Does that make sense?
Post # 20
Shkragoldfish: Hey, did you end up making any of these changes to your dress? I would love to see how it all came out (particularly the dye) if you did!
Post # 21
I honestly love the second picture you posted, of the lady twirling.
I know you like the bottom, but cutting at the knee and adding light tulle to make a ruffly train would be fun.
Post # 22
Lavender28: I have the same dress & am considering dying it black (knowing it’ll turn out gunmetal grey or purplish) Did you do it? Do you have photos?
Post # 23
I voted purple/lavender but I really think you should try for a really deep plum. I think that would look phenomenal as a formal gown.
Don’t save the train. To me the train is what screams ‘bridal’!
I would also see about maybe removing some of whatever is making it poof at the bottom (crinoline?) so that it’s a more flowy dress, less volume.