(Closed) Seeking my dream dress…without lace, beads, applique, embellishment. Help!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
10661 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

The first and last dresses are wonderful – I do hope you are lucky in finding a seamstress !

I don’t know that a bridal focussed shop would be the way to go actually,  as what you are wanting is so different than   the more usually embellished wedding dress. A good dressmaker  might be the way to go.

Post # 3
2285 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

If you go to the replica threads, someone will be able to tell you the name of the SHOP that they all use. 

Though I think it is something a good local dressmaker will be able to make – and probably needs to be done locally because such styles need to fit perfectly. The quality is in the fabric and the fitting.

Post # 4
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

It doesn’t sound crazy at all! I can picture your dress perfectly and I think it will be stunning. Good luck making it happen – I’m sure there must be a way. 🙂

Post # 5
417 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Very, unique but beautiful. I’d recommend that you go to Etsy, there are a lot of shops there that will  make a custom dress for you. I know LaceMarry does (I’m inquring her about my reception dress now). There are plenty of shops on Etsy that will do this dress, and you may get it done for a good deal as well.

Post # 6
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

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jeanettesherman:  I agree with the PPs that a non bridal local seamstress would be best. Also as an amateur seamstress I would advise against neoprene because it’s not breathable and in my opinion would be too stiff even if it was a small mm thickness. Pointe knit is a great option that offers stretch and a heavy drape.  If you want something with more drape and less stretch like the Solange dress, take a look at some silk crepes. Either would make gorgeous dresses. I would be concerned with a full length pointe knit cape because the weight would stretch the fabric down and affect the drape.

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