What do you think...

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Re: What do you think...

Postby Louisianablue2000 » 22 Apr 2012, 20:10

Is there anyone else you know who could make the dress? The one thing I'd say about doing it yourself is that you are aware of any mistakes that you make and that might spoil it for you whereas if someone else does it they will notice the mistakes but you won't.

Agree floatiness is good, I had lovely floaty sleeves on my wedding dress which were oh so gorgeous (and completely copied from a good friend who had the most beautiful dress). And love the idea of a contrasty underskirt.
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Re: What do you think...

Postby blossom » 22 Apr 2012, 20:19

I like the flower as well.
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Re: What do you think...

Postby PolarBearGirl » 22 Apr 2012, 20:22

I like it, but I'd be worried it was a bit too covered up for the bride - unless you are very well endowed and coverage is important... and I agree that it would be better a bit shorter, it looks like it would be very comfortable and practical for the day tho'. It's very reasonably priced for a handmade wedding dress, that could be good or worrying... I like the Eclair, in the right fabric and longer it would be lovely - you might want some slim removable straps which you could add for the dancing to prevent unfortunate incidents, and I think it would work with chiffon over something fairly heavy weight - not necessarily crunchy! Is Georgette that fabric which is shiny on one side and matt on the other and quite heavy? if so I think that would work - chiffon is a devil to sew though - it tends to pull and ruckle up.

I don't know what your colouring is but ivory is lovely with a knocked back cornflower blue.

I had part of my wedding dress made by a local seamstress and embroiderer, it was a lovely experience and not at all like going to the wedding shops. If you ask around you might find someone who would make exactly what you want for not too much money (I found mine at a craft fair, she makes smaller embroidered items but also does commissions).
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Re: What do you think...

Postby PerpetualMadness » 22 Apr 2012, 20:26

Beautiful dress! :wed :D

And I love the sound of the hog and venison roasts.
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Re: What do you think...

Postby RedRum » 23 Apr 2012, 18:26

New contender...

http://www.vintagebridalapparel.com/vin ... dress.html

In the cold light of day, as much as I love the idea of making my own dress, it's a bit of a massive commitment... Meh. Can't make my mind up. Do we like this one or the first one?
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Re: What do you think...

Postby Pics » 23 Apr 2012, 18:33

Ooooooh! Like that one - but not in pure white.

But i like the waist decoration on this one:
http://www.vintagebridalapparel.com/vin ... dress.html
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Re: What do you think...

Postby RedRum » 23 Apr 2012, 18:35

Yeah, I wouldn't go white. Ivory, or even champagne...
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Re: What do you think...

Postby RedRum » 23 Apr 2012, 18:36

I LOVE the neck on that one pics but not a big fan of satin...
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Re: What do you think...

Postby DIMDongMerrily » 23 Apr 2012, 18:38

Ooh, definitely the second one! That's lovely!
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Re: What do you think...

Postby Allium » 23 Apr 2012, 18:44



I like that one! I actually quite like it in white for the sort of barefoot roasty sort of wedding you're talking about...can totally see you dancing around in the middle of a field in it :D (& I say that as someone who hated white for me...just think it would work for the wedding)
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Re: What do you think...

Postby Noir » 23 Apr 2012, 18:57

I like that one. Thought it would look good in champagne, and more hog-roast friendly! It looks like they do it in loads of different fabrics too.
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Re: What do you think...

Postby DIMDongMerrily » 23 Apr 2012, 19:06

Oh, I've just realised that I x-posted with Pics! So, when I said 'the second one' I meant the second one you'd posted (if you don't count the one you considered making yourself), but the first vintage bridal one.. does that make sense? :? <has confused self>
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Re: What do you think...

Postby gingerbreadhouse » 23 Apr 2012, 19:32

White does look good on some people, so if it suits you then go for it! Love the second one your posted, RR. Exciting stuff, choosing wedding dresses.
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Re: What do you think...

Postby ceeLIN » 23 Apr 2012, 19:37

I love the vintage one you posted to RR, the one Pics found is lovely too, but feels a little more formal IYSWIM?
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Re: What do you think...

Postby PolarBearGirl » 23 Apr 2012, 19:41

I like that one too, lots of the colours are lovely, I'd go for the pale blue or white myself as I look terrible in ivory, but if you don't fancy traditional wedding colours the yellow might look really nice. The price is reasonable too so maybe that's the going rate on Etsy and the other site was fine :oops: .
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