(Closed) Watters Patagonia

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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4 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@zan80: Hi there!

I too wanted a non-poofy lace dress but fell in love with Patagonia and I had similar reservations after purchasing the dress. I feel better now that I have been through my first fitting because of what we are doing to the dress…

If you remember, there are two layers of petticoats, one begins at your waist and another low on your hips.  We are completely removing the layer that begins at the waist which will change the overall shape of the dress from a ball gown to a drop waist.  None of the volume will need to be removed because the outer fabric is so light, it will naturally conform to the single petticoat.  The seamtress, who has been altering dresses her entire life, said that waist high petticoat was the most ridiculous thing on the dress.  🙂 

Good luck!

Post # 4
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230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Oooh that’s such a beautiful dress, I’d love to see some real bride pics of it

Post # 6
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4 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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@zan80: No problem!  My next fitting is Nov 15th so I will try to put something up after then.  

One thing that helped me see through the poof to the dress it should be is to have someone stand behind you and kind of pull the dress back so it is closer to your body.  I hope that helps!  

Post # 8
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4 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 2011

OK, here is a picture (although low resolution) of me in the de-poofed dress.  I am not a stick figure so there is still some natural “poof” underneath the dress. 

Wink

Hopefully, tomorrow I can post a better picture of the front so you can see where we removed one of the pick-ups.

Post # 10
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2 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Hi All,

 

I wore Patagonia for my wedding – it was simply beautiful! Granted I didn’t want a fitted style, but patagonia was not as poufy as many ballgowns, the shap is a sleaker a-line. In fact, before my wedding day, when I pictured it in my head, I worried that it would be too poufy.  Anyway, when I was waiting eagerly for my dress to come, I kept looking for photos of other brides to calm my fears that it was the right one and I could never find any! So, here’s a photo that gives you a good feel for how the dress fits around the hips.

 

Also, a few others that might give you an idea of how it looks from different angles:

But if you’re still looking to go slimmer, it seems like TinBelle’s idea will work well.

 

Good Luck!

Post # 12
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4 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@emmaliz15:

Adorable shrug!  Looks like it was made to go with the dress.

 

@zan80:

Thanks, I really feel better about the dress now that everything has been removed.  Um, yeah…  The pick-up I had removed is the one I lovingly refer to as the “pregnant pickup”.  Honestly!  Who puts a pick-up right over THAT area?!?!  Removing it left no scar behind in the fabric and my seamstress just slightly steamed the dress to remove any evidence of the pick-up.

Here’s a picture of the front without the pick-up.  You might even be able to take more of the waist in on yours.  I needed the extra room for the contraption I have to wear to contain my overly blessed chest.  Wink

 

Post # 13
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2 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2011

The shurg was made to go with the dress! Well sort of, it’s the shrug pictured with Watters Melbourne, but it’s the same lace. I got it at a trunk show, it was a great touch!

 

http://watters.com/Product/WattersBrides/8047B#Colors:ivory

 

The dress looks great without the pickup! So beautiful. Nice work by your seamstress! Great to see another bride wearing it! 

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