Sorry about the long post. But before I go further, I want to say a big thank you for any help you can offer.
I am getting married in a year and fell in love with two dresses that have been discontinued (not to mention I could never afford). So I started thinking, I'm good at sewing and have sewn a few simpler dresses before, why not this? Looking at it, it doesn't seem ridiculously complicated, the lace just makes it look so. I'd appreciate any and all advice someone could give me (I'd even be interested in some online classes for making special occasion stuff with lace and what not if you have suggestions... do they even exist?
I know I wont be able to find the EXACT lace, but I was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction of where I can find nice lace and embroidered tulle? I know this stuff isn't cheap, but its sure cheaper than a 4k dress...
I love both bodices but am leaning toward mixing the bodice from dress 2 with the style of sleeves and skirt with dress 1. But I also know I can't be too picky so any Patterns that you know that look similar to the two bodices and the first skirt?
And any other suggestions for working with these kind of fabrics? I've never used lace or tulle before. Would it be possible to find some lace appliques I like and sew them onto a tulle for the skirt or would you go a different route? What fabric would you use as the bottom layer too?