(Closed) The Same Dress!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Maybe you could trying putting a trumpet crinoline in it? The back is amazing!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m sure you could get it made more trumpet-shaped in time! I think the trumpet is key to this dress, it makes it really dramatic.

Post # 5
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Busy bee

you can definitely add some crinoline.  and if your cousin’s wedding was a couple of years ago, I doubt anyone will make the connection.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Yes, they are very similar. But by the photos it looks like yours is a different colour and your veil is completely different.

If you like it the way it is, just leave it as is. I wouldn’t mention to your cousin that it had ever crossed your mind that is was similar though.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think you should leave your dress as is. 

I sew (17 years experience, 4 year design degree), and ripping out those seams to put in godets (the only option I can think of, short of cutting and sewing a whole new dress, to make it trumpet-shaped) would be really risky, plus it might not even look right, based on where the vertical seams are.  Plus, the seams around your thighs would need to be taken in to create the trumpet look.  Lace is HARD to rip without damaging it, and I’d imagine your seamstress friend probably finished the seams, which is another level of work to remove and replace.

Basically, it would be a LOT of work for your friend, and something that should’ve been really thought about before the dress was cut out of the fashion fabric.  If I were making your wedding dress for free and you asked me to alter it for this reason, I might do it, but I would really not be happy about it.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Do you really think your cousin would be upset? I wouldn’t be offended but I guess some girls would be.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’d ask her for trumpet-looks better imho!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@ohgrowup:  I don’t know that you’d have that much volume at the bottom working with what you have now, but I could be wrong!

Also – your friend did a beautiful job on your dress.  🙂

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

the detailing of the lace looks lovely…but i must say they look remarkably the same. i think making into the trumpet you originally wanted is not only still doable, but definitely worth it, since i think that silhouette would look amazing with that pattern!

 

also, if you want to distance your look from hers even further, i’d suggest not wearing your hair up like that either. Maybe  something pulled back and off to the side, which will still showcase the back? just something to think about.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

You could add inset chiffon/pleated chiffon/tulle godets! That would look very 1920’s ish and set you apart both from your cousin and Monique! The BCBG Moriza uses lace and tulle, and I think it looks ethereal and avant garde.

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