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« Reply #50 on: July 28, 2009 11:18:28 PM »

It is such a beautiful dress. Sorry, being new to sewing I don't have any ideas but I would like to hear/see what she decides on. Good luck.
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« Reply #51 on: July 29, 2009 06:34:06 AM »

dye the bottom....

http://agirlgottaeat.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/gwen-stefani-celebrity-wedding-gowns-designer-bridal-gowns-armani-wedding-gown.jpg


look for images of gwen stefani's dress.
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« Reply #52 on: July 29, 2009 07:17:13 AM »

Holy Smokes, that is way prettier than I thought it would be, but crap who ever can stick a wedding dress that they paid big bucks for in a vat of dye and hope for the best is waaaaaaaay more brave than I am. It looks really cool though. She for sure had an original.
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« Reply #53 on: July 29, 2009 07:56:00 AM »

Holy Smokes, that is way prettier than I thought it would be, but crap who ever can stick a wedding dress that they paid big bucks for in a vat of dye and hope for the best is waaaaaaaay more brave than I am. It looks really cool though. She for sure had an original.

I was thinking the SAME thing!  I would be terrified.
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« Reply #54 on: July 29, 2009 08:12:55 AM »

I think your sister should keep her dress as it is, but make some really horrid wedding accessories for her friend as a wedding present, and then guilt-trip the friend into wearing them on the day.

Seriously - that dress needs no altering, she shouldn't have to change it jsut because her friend is terrible.
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« Reply #55 on: July 29, 2009 09:04:21 AM »

Aw, what a crappy situation. This may have been suggested already (I only skimmed a page or two of the replies), but what about adding a panel of color to the neckline and/or replacing the sash with a colored one?

I like the lace shrug idea. In addition to the one on Knitty, there's a cute one in the book "Lace Style" that may be a bit simpler/less time-consuming to make. I think it's called "Little Silk Shrug" or something like that. Or, if there aren't any knitters around, I bet you could find a beautiful one (or some other great accessory) on Etsy.
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« Reply #56 on: July 29, 2009 09:15:32 AM »

I love all the suggestions here and that dyed dress is amazing but I would certainly want a professional doing that for me! I had another thought as well that I figured I would toss out there, how about embroidering the couple's initials on the train? It could be very subtle tone-on-tone but still be there and would make your sister's dress very much her's.

Whatever she decides to do I'm sure it will be great and hope her day is amazing!
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« Reply #57 on: July 29, 2009 09:20:30 AM »

One thing to consider about the dyeing option is that the dress is most likely polyester which from my experience will not dye well if at all. 

One approach to take if your sister does want to alter the dress is for her to consider what it is that she absolutely loves about the dress and then consider changing other aspects.  That way if she loves the halter but isn't as in love with the skirt (for example) you can look at ways of modifying the skirt while maintaining the neckline. 
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« Reply #58 on: July 29, 2009 09:55:35 AM »

if your sister has some courage,cut the front part and make it mini,with some sexy white lace under and leave it long in the back part,i don't really know the word for that part *blushing*

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« Reply #59 on: July 29, 2009 10:17:32 AM »

I personally think she should not do too much irreversable work on the dress. Just accessorise it differently. That , and some of the other details of the wedding. She shouldn't be too obsessed on what her friend is doing. It's still her day, to enjoy regardless!
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