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Topic: Holy Schmidt I Made a Wedding Dress (pic rotund)  (Read 34007 times)
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« Reply #30 on: March 24, 2010 08:48:38 AM »

That's a great job.

The alterations have been amazing!  Well done.
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« Reply #31 on: March 24, 2010 11:40:05 AM »

Awsome job! Being a total shoe person I like that it isn't floor length and you can now feature a super sexy pair of shoes.  I got married in December and my "dress" cost less than 1/3 of my shoes.  I wore just a pencil skirt and a cute top.  You did a great job on your alterations and pattern change!!
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« Reply #32 on: March 24, 2010 02:16:26 PM »

Your salvage of the original is stupendous!  That that it wasn't good at first, but it wasn't great, and of course you want it more or less perfect.

For the record, you DO have a nice bottom.  Actually, you're just good looking all over and that dress after the rescue completely enhances all the good.  I hope that does not come off too intensely stalkerish.  I promise i mean it only that you look incredible in the dress, and that i appreciate curves and dang do you have them Smiley

Lastly, while you may be debating the spanx and wondering if it's worth it, or a sign of vanity, or what, but here is my take:  They serve two purposes. One is to smooth things out just a little.  You know how curves and flaws are accentuated in photos?  The bright lights of wedding photography plus the brightness of white satin fabric will be two strikes against you.  The spanx will help counteract that double whammy of undesired flaw enhancement.  The second benefit i have found is that while they are pretty comfy, they are tight and you do tend to be aware of them.  However, for me that is a good thing since it reminds me to suck in my gut and straighten my spine and shoulders.  I have a horrible tendency to slouch something terrible, and a longline bra or camisole reminds me to hold myself both with more formality and also with more confidence.  Both of those will be nice to be reminded of when everybody is looking at you, i suspect.

Anyway, congrats on a job incredibly well done Smiley
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« Reply #33 on: March 24, 2010 06:52:33 PM »

That is absolutely stunning!
The first dress, although nice, did not sit well for your figure; this dress is damn near perfect.
Most of the little things that I would have said have been covered in the previous comments (Eg puckering seam), but I have to voice my opinion on two things:
1) the hem - don't hem! Keep it raw, trimming up the stray threads; I think it honestly looks nicer, and a hem can pull this delicate material all kinds of awkward and unpretty if not done correctly. I might suggest a little shorter anyways, though? Like tea length? With a killer pair of kitten heels this could still give you that 50's glam movie star feel Smiley Maybe in a colour (red, or whatever you are choosing for your colours) as a surprise splash and whatnot...
2) Spanx. Seriously. Do it. I am curvy, and shiny materials are not always flattering. Add flashbulbs from cameras and you have misery awaiting in your wedding photos. They cover tiny imperfections and smooth out so you will look your utmost fab Smiley

Oh, and get yourself some garment tape for the big day. That neckline is lovely and really shows a beautiful decolletage, but could lead to an unfortunate accident... Small amounts of double sided tape around the neckline to keep things in place will go very far Smiley

Beautiful job, altogether. The simplicity really lets your beauty shine through, so flaunt it! At the wedding, your hubby's jaw is gonna drop and he'll fall in love all over again with just how stunning you are (and all the other good things that keep a relationship together too!)
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« Reply #34 on: March 24, 2010 09:09:31 PM »

The modifications you made suit your stature much better than the original pattern!

I would love to try to make my own dresses, but I'm also only a beginner to intermediate when it omes to sewwing...  You give me hope! Cheesy
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« Reply #35 on: March 24, 2010 09:19:09 PM »

The back is absolutely perfect. O.o I want a dress to look like that on me!  [/odd praise]
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« Reply #36 on: March 24, 2010 09:59:40 PM »

pretty pretty pretty! You make a lovely bride! Congrats on making your own!  Wink
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« Reply #37 on: March 25, 2010 09:37:41 AM »

Only an intermediate sewer at best?  WOW!!!  I'd like to be an intermediate sewer that had final results like that.  I'm totally impressed.  I love cotton because it doesn't slip and slide all over the place.  I would totally be intimidated by that. 

Good for you - and yes, you look gorgeous in it!  Hooray for a simple, elegant, and beautiful gown to make you look even more lovely than you already are. 

Have a very happy wedding!

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« Reply #38 on: March 25, 2010 09:55:16 AM »

I really like this! I love how classy it looks, Beautiful!
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« Reply #39 on: March 25, 2010 11:38:33 AM »

Well done! It's beautiful. You'll probably cherish the day even more since you'll be wearing one of your own creations. Congratulations!
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