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Topic: 2nd dress ever (formal)-- need some input too :)  (Read 3618 times)
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« on: July 07, 2005 09:54:48 PM »

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i have a wedding coming up next week and i'm 5.5 months pregnant Smiley i didnt want to spend money on a formal maternity gown so i made one, took 2 days(a few hours each day). i used a pattern for this from simplicity.(dont have the pattern # handy at the moment).

here are the pics:


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back, with my first ever zipper (invisible..and it's not as uneven or 'bumpy' looking IRL) http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/motheringmodestly/detail?.dir=/af64&.dnm=8e68.jpg&.src=ph

and, should i cut it on a diagonal or leave it as is?

the other question i wanted to ask is about beading..should i or shouldnt i?? i want to bead the front neckline not sure how or what beads would look good. any suggestions?

« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2005 09:59:10 PM »

I think it's beautiful and classic--I wouldn't do anything else to it, and I definitely wouldn't make a diagonal hem. I don't know, they just look so tacky to me. :/

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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2005 10:07:42 PM »

oh it's absoloutly gorgeous you stlyish mama you, I like the diagonal cut, it's still classy but fun at the same time, it'll spice it up a bit.

But whatever you decide it looks great, I'd love to see a picture of you modeling it!

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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2005 10:12:21 PM »

I really like it, very chic. I too would like to see you model it, I agree with fadeawaydream you should leave it the way is. Why dont you pin up some beads on the neckline and see how it looks?

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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2005 10:16:48 PM »

lol re: modelling. it's just not goin to happen  Cheesy

thanks for the input..i'm not really feelin the diagonal thing either

but i am gonna head out to micheals tomorrow and see if i find any beads i like, if not then i'll wear some funky/loud jewellery .lol
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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2005 10:22:02 PM »

I love it! It's so classy and gorgy. You should leave it as is. It's so classic. Awesome job!!

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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2005 11:24:48 PM »

but i am gonna head out to micheals tomorrow and see if i find any beads i like, if not then i'll wear some funky/loud jewellery .lol

i love it, too! it's so fabulous! i like the diagonal, but i think the neckline makes up for there not being anything special at the bottom. plus, it just doesn't seem like the right material for a diagonal. thats just me.

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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2005 09:38:04 AM »

great dress, i love it. i wouldnt cut the diagnol hem. i think dresses look more formal all one length.
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« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2005 01:09:24 PM »

Great job and congrats on the pregnancy  Grin.  I like the diagonal, but I'd  leave the hem straight too.  Maybe instead of beads you could cruise the thrifts for a vintage brooch.  It's such a versatile piece the way it is and I like how you can dress it up or down and get a few hottiemama date nights out of it while the baby's still cookin'.
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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2005 10:15:28 PM »

I don't really like the diagonal, and I think some subtle beading might look really nice, silver seed and bugle beads near the hem of the neckline maybe? That would give it some really nice detail.

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