(Closed) Turning an A-line into a ballgown

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

This ia what it will look like: Unixfairy’s dress

Dress before and after crinoline/hoop - what to do after you step off the box :  wedding IMG00297 20120211 1108

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I will warn you – I think many people hate what I did to mine.  For me we could not hem the dress enough without remaking it because of the way the dress was constructed and the elaborate detailing of the flowers.  It made the dress less flowy and more swingy.  I like that, it fits my personality better and I am a sucker for Ines Di Santo gowns which often have a similar shape.  I do not think the cell phone picture I took does it justice and also it is fully bustled at this point which really emphasizes the princessy shape.  I say try it on and depending on the shape of your crinoline or hope, you can change the shape of the skirt.

So I like it but acknowlege not everone else will.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

@unixfairy:  Oh my gosh, I hope you didn’t take me posting your photo the wrong way. I was just showing her what I thought it would look like and I thought of your dress. Embarassed

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

@jayebaby:  Yes, a girl on here said her seamstress made one for her!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m going to add a bit more of a ballgown look to mine.  One of my friends is a costumer so she’s used to working with many different kinds of fabric and she is actually going to layer some fabric on top to give it some extra fluff and I’m going to have some extra fluff under as well.  She says for my dress a hoop wouldn’t be a good idea because there isn’t enough room in the a line for it but I’m not sure.  I’ll let you know when I can get some details out of her :3

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Willow1991:  No it was cool – I thought it was sweet for you to share it!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

A mermaid crinoline might do what you want from an effect level – have you tried it on with a mermaid crinoline?

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

This is what my dress is supposed to look like (more A-Line than ball gown) – ignore the purple marks, that was how I was going to alter my dress after I looked at pics from the try – on (didn’t end up making any alterations!)

With added crinoline built inside my skirt (I didn’t use hoops because I didn’t know how I could’ve sat down), this is what it ended up looking like:

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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