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« on: August 05, 2006 06:41:04 PM »

So this year was prom and as I was searching through ebay, I fell in love with an absolutely gorgeous dress. So I just had to buy it. It was tagged as a 16 and since I'm more around a 13 I figured the only altering we'd need to do was to take it in. :X Boy was I wrong. It was WAY to small and ultimately, I've learned my lesson to really read the size charts and such on ebay.

:X So for a while I was bummed, but I lost 15 - 20 pounds in a few weeks to try and get into the dress(which I have kept off so YAY), but I still had a way to go (my sister who is about a size 10 couldn't get into it either!) so as prom got closer, I had to make a choice. After trying to find a new dress and not being happy with any of the choices, my mother and I decided it would be best to alter it...two days before prom.

I am forever in debt to my mom. She was absolutely amazing and I loved the dress even more with it's alterations.

BEFORE:
http://www.gownsamples.com/lake/tifb1.jpg
http://www.gownsamples.com/lake/tifb2.jpg
http://www.gownsamples.com/lake/tifb5.jpg

AFTER:
This first picture is kinda a crappy one because it was only a "test run" of the dress after it was finished and it wasn't tied as tight as it should have been. It was much more like a V in the back the night of prom. Smiley
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v616/letterbxmb/IMG_0136.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v616/letterbxmb/IMG_0139.jpg

Then here's a picture of my boyfriend and I, and of course, my amazing mother!

The best part about this, is that ALL of it can be undone with minimal damage to the fabric of the dress. :X I have no idea how she did it, but I owe everything to her. After I make lots of money making art, she'll get a nice amazing house ;;
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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2006 06:50:42 PM »

UUUHHHHHHHH oh my GOSH! That is SO GORGEOUS! I don't even... the dress before was amazing, I can see why you fell in love with it, but your alteration is even better. Kudos to your mom--mom's always come through and save our asses, eh?
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2006 11:49:08 AM »

that's beautiful. i hope you had a wonderful time at your prom! and well done to your mum Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2006 12:00:13 PM »

That is the most beautiful prom dress I've ever seen.  I love what you did to it. Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2006 12:06:51 PM »

ok first off. that is DEF. not a 16. was the 16 a measurement or a different size in a different country or something?

it is a beautiful dress, i think worth the extra effort. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2006 12:18:07 PM »

Deffinitely looks much MUCH better now ;-)
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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2006 12:25:44 PM »

Wow!
i absolutely love that dress!
I like it better with the ribbon. idk
i have this obsession with it.  but whatever.
You look great in it and I was amazed at how fast you could lose that weight and keep it off.
You're my hero!
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2006 12:28:28 PM »

it's so much better with the alterations, I think.  Cheesy  Your mom is amazing.  Well, all moms are amazing.  yay moms!
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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2006 01:04:45 PM »

i love the back of the dress now.
it's so much neater than a zipper. :]]]
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« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2006 08:34:33 PM »

That is so beautiful! It's like an old fashioned fairy- wow- I'd never DARE to touch that dress for fear of breaking it! That's amazing!
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