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summerrain 02.02.2011 14:41

Ladies, your wedding dresses?
 
So....I still have my wedding dress and being a practical person, I refuse to let it sit in the corner, collecting dust and hope that my future, currently non-existent daughter has good enough taste as her mum, to want it for her own wedding. :rolleyes:

As my dress is classic enough (none of those sparkling crystals etc), with very clean lines, I was thinking of shortening it into a cocktail dress - and maybe even changing the colour.

Very curious as to what you ladies have done with your wedding dresses as well as your views as to whether I am mad to even consider that option!

möpp 02.02.2011 15:00

Re: Ladies, your wedding dresses?
 
I got married in a skirt and blouse at the registry office. Not a bit of white anywhere in sight:D I was and still am quite a practical sort of person.....

wellmood 02.02.2011 15:05

Re: Ladies, your wedding dresses?
 
Hi, mine was green silk and I think it is stored somewhere in my home country..

Good idea to turn it into something beautiful you might still wear!
You probably have a lot of photos of it anyway and you can still enjoy it this way.

mimi1981 02.02.2011 15:06

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After my wedding and subsequent divorce, I sold mine to a transvestite.

No joke.

Good idea to change it and wear it again Summerrain.

PaddyG 02.02.2011 15:07

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I sold mine to some gypsies. They needed several to make a single.

Nil 02.02.2011 15:12

Re: Ladies, your wedding dresses?
 
I didn't buy my wedding dress. I refused to have it sit at home taking space and dust.

I designed it, gave the drawing and plans to a wedding dress maker and I rent it from her. I gave it back to her and she could rent it again to other girls with very good taste! :D Saved money, time, energy AND space!

summerrain 02.02.2011 15:12

Re: Ladies, your wedding dresses?
 
Does anyone know of a good tailor?

I reckon mine's simple enough to just chop off the length (ouch!!!) and turn it into a cocktail dress. Might have to dye the colour as its ivory :o

http://fashionbride.files.wordpress..../02/canada.jpg

ullainga 02.02.2011 15:12

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Mine was simple lace one and yes I am planning to shorten it, will make a pretty summer dress.

summerrain 02.02.2011 15:13

Re: Ladies, your wedding dresses?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Nil (Post 1090131)
I didn't buy my wedding dress. I refused to have it sit at home taking space and dust.

I designed it, gave the drawing and plans to a wedding dress maker and I rent it from her. I gave it back to her and she could rent it again to other girls with very good taste! :D Saved money, time, energy AND space!

Nil, that's a very common practice back home too. Unfortunately, I got married in Europe and people on Bond Street looked at me like I've sprouted two heads when I asked if that was possible. :rolleyes:

MusicChick 02.02.2011 15:19

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Quote:

Originally Posted by summerrain (Post 1090132)
Does anyone know of a good tailor?

I reckon mine's simple enough to just chop off the length (ouch!!!) and turn it into a cocktail dress. Might have to dye the colour as its ivory :o

http://fashionbride.files.wordpress..../02/canada.jpg

Honestly, as a seamstress, this is too beautiful to chop. It's the crinoline that makes the dress, if you shorten it, it will still look like chopped wedding gown. It's too pretty, it would hurt me to see it cut and dyed. I would sell it, so somebody else can have it for a beautiful wedding dress. I think to wear it short to some matinee or to a wedding, you will still feel a tad sad if you cut such a beauty. Sell it, and buy a new one. A new special more suitable for lighter ocassions.

(and I know what I am talking about, my hobby is recycling clothes :D, turning old ones into new ones HTFU style, this one is just too nice)

Nil 02.02.2011 15:22

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Quote:

Originally Posted by summerrain (Post 1090132)
Does anyone know of a good tailor?

I reckon mine's simple enough to just chop off the length (ouch!!!) and turn it into a cocktail dress. Might have to dye the colour as its ivory :o

http://fashionbride.files.wordpress..../02/canada.jpg

This is a lovely dress and pretty easy to transform.

Is it made of satin?

Edit: And I know what I am talking about, I am a designer... ;)

jot 02.02.2011 15:24

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Quote:

Originally Posted by summerrain (Post 1090132)
Might have to dye the colour as its ivory :o

I'd be very cautious in having it dyed, unless you know *exactly* what it's made of (threads, all fabric consituents, zips included), and by someone who knows what they are doing composite garment dyeing.

Different textile materials require different chemical types of dye (e.g. polyester vs silk vs viscose), and also getting the same shade on different materials is easier said than done... (I used to work in the textile dye and shade matching industry...)

Gorgeous dress, btw :)

summerrain 02.02.2011 15:26

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Originally Posted by MusicChick (Post 1090146)
Honestly, as a seamstress, this is too beautiful to chop. It's the crinoline that makes the dress, if you shorten it, it will still look like chopped wedding gown. It's too pretty, it would hurt me to see it cut and died. I would sell it, so somebody else can have it for a beautiful wedding dress. I think to wear it short to some matinee or to a wedding, you will still feel a tad sad if you cut such a beauty. Sell it, and buy a new one. A new special more suitable for lighter ocassions.

(and I know what I am talking about, my hobby is recycling clothes :D, turning old ones into new ones, this one is just too nice)

Thanks. I knew that was THE one from the moment I tried it on.

With regards to selling it, I've thought about it but it really seems like most brides want either more sparkle, or lace and strapless for their wedding downs. This gown is really too plain for alot of brides out there today. The original came with a sparkly belt and I had it changed. The only details I had was to add a gorgeous mantilla laced veil.

And if there's one out there who loves it, dont get me started about the height. This dress was custom made by Manuel Mota at Pronovias, I doubt there's anyone out there who will be the same height and have the same exact measurements as me. :D

There are alot of challenges to selling it and I really dont want to go through that hassle.

summerrain 02.02.2011 15:27

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Nil (Post 1090154)
This is a lovely dress and pretty easy to transform.

Is it made of satin?

Edit: And I know what I am talking about, I am a designer... ;)

Nil, yep. Duchess satin, with shantung silk (I think) below the lining.

Quote:

Originally Posted by jot (Post 1090162)
I'd be very cautious in having it dyed, unless you know *exactly* what it's made of (threads, all fabric consituents, zips included), and by someone who knows what they are doing composite garment dyeing.

Different textile materials require different chemical types of dye (e.g. polyester vs silk vs viscose), and also getting the same shade on different materials is easier said than done... (I used to work in the textile dye and shade matching industry...)

Gorgeous dress, btw :)

Thanks for your input! Really good valid points you've made. An ivory dress doesnt seem too bad now! :D

Nil 02.02.2011 15:28

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Quote:

Originally Posted by jot (Post 1090162)
I'd be very cautious in having it dyed, unless you know *exactly* what it's made of (threads, all fabric consituents, zips included), and by someone who knows what they are doing composite garment dyeing.

Different textile materials require different chemical types of dye (e.g. polyester vs silk vs viscose), and also getting the same shade on different materials is easier said than done... (I used to work in the textile dye and shade matching industry...)

Gorgeous dress, btw :)

I second that!

If you don,t know the composition, don't touch the color, You could keep the dress the same color and just change the bow.

Nil 02.02.2011 15:31

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Quote:

Originally Posted by summerrain (Post 1090172)
Nil, yep. Duchess satin, with shantung silk (I think) below the lining.

Yich! Satin is tricky to work with. Easy to pull thread and if you undo, it leaves marks on it.

I love the fabric, but it is a pain to work with. Not impossible, but if you do go ahead with this, make sure you have a real professional who will touch the dress.

summerrain 02.02.2011 15:32

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Quote:

Originally Posted by grynch (Post 1090170)
second time I've had call to use this this week...

http://www.northstandchat.com/attach...6&d=1290511094

You just want a jell-o fight. Perv :rolleyes:

Nil 02.02.2011 15:33

Re: Ladies, your wedding dresses?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by grynch (Post 1090170)
second time I've had call to use this this week...

http://www.northstandchat.com/attach...6&d=1290511094

No fight in here, nothing to see, keep walking!

Musicchick has a lot of knowledge in hell lot of area that I would never argue with.

But this, it is my profession! I know what I am talking about!

grynch 02.02.2011 15:34

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:msnblush:
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( p.s.. I deleted the orignal post as sometimes even I think I have stepped too far. :o )

summerrain 02.02.2011 15:35

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Quote:

Originally Posted by grynch (Post 1090192)
:msnblush:
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( p.s.. I deleted the orignal post as sometimes even I think I have stepped too far. :o )

Too late now. Your pervi-ness has been quoted for posterity. Now go play with LIB.


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