(Closed) Third fitting- YAY!!!!! Any suggestions for improvement?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1347 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

It needs to be more fitted around your belly and under your bust and I think it will need to be taken up more. 

When I got my dress altered it was a tiny bit too long and a double hoop petticoat fixed that, but yours looks too long for that, I think it will need to be hemmed to stop you tripping over. 

Post # 4
336 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Are you happy with how it’s turning out? You don’t really sound it. It looks a bit too long and really needs taking in around your waist/bust. Something seems a bit off with the sash, as though the material used is too heavy and a bit too wide for it, or maybe it’s just sitting a bit too low on your hip, would it be possible to change it to something lighter or remove it? Sorry to be the grim fairy πŸ™ 

Post # 5
1477 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Asichka: This just doesn’t look anything like a finished product to me. Are you happy with it?  

Post # 9
15 posts
  • Wedding: February 2014

I think the hem is going to be too long in the front. Maybe you should try the dress on with the hoop skirt or whaterver the dress maker is thinking of to add more ‘poof’ as you mentioned and your shoes. Then I would suggest going for a walk around the house to make sure you dont trip or constantly need to hold the front of the dress up. Ideally the front of the dress should be 1 to 2mm (3/64″ to 5/64″) off the ground, this prevents you stepping on the front edge of the dress and tripping and keeps your shoes hidden. At the moment it is likely that as you walk the front hem is going to fold over and drag along the ground as you walk which will leave you with damaged or dirty lace right in the front of your dress. Or you will spend most of the day holding up the front of the dress and showing off your shoes (which you said you didn’t want) to walk easily. 

Post # 10
1477 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Asichka: I’m sorry, it was/is not my intent at all to be mean. Every bride should feel beautiful on her wedding day, and if you feel beautiful, then that is what matters. That said, no, I wasn’t exaggerating at all. If you had posted the photos without any text I would have assumed that this was a mock-up or in its early stages. I’m sorry.

At the least I would have the length taken up…it really is far too long, poof or no poof. Look at photos of brides on their wedding day…there is never so much extra fabric on the ground. And just having it a more appropriate length might make the skirt lay a lot nicer. I also agree with Snowden that removing the sash all together may improve it drastically! πŸ™‚

Best of luck to you…I hope you have a wonderful wedding day.

Post # 11
3688 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Are you able to walk in it? If you’re wearing your wedding shoes in those photos, I think you’re going to spend the whole day carrying the front of your dress so you don’t trip.

Post # 13
559 posts
Busy bee

For me, a leeeetle bit of blingo on the top of the dress would be grand (I can only see sparkle on the stomach right now?? Maybe it’s just the photo and the light though and you have some up there too)

I would also get that sash steamed, so there are no creases, also at the side the lowest tip isn’t quite straight. 

I’m just thinking now looking at it again, the sash seems a bit low on the left hip? See that natural crease from your underwear/leg join that could be covered somehow?

And yes re-do the stitching on the hip where the sash is, you are slim enough to have it taken in even more.

The Bee who said the material of the sash may be too heavy is so right… so had you thought of a tulle sash? It would be soooo easy to shape and manipulate into an amazing shape? It may just be the light but I don’t think the material colour of your sash quite matches the dress?? It somehow looks more creamy? If it’s the same colour of the jacket then maybe okay but if it isn’t, I’d ditch it and bring out the tulle or something more sheer and light πŸ™‚

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