2nd Dress Finished!

Holy, that was fast. Except for the lack of a dip in the bustline and a row of buttons on the back, and the pleating going down the thigh a bit low, this looks PRETTY DARN GOOD. I knew they'd do better with pleats!! I'm sooo happy and relieved. I wonder if I can just fold and tack in the dip myself...


Inspiration:


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Posted on August 11, 2010 at 3:56 pm
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You know what I just realized? The pleats come down lower because they probably followed THIS picture (one of the many I provided them):


You know what I photo 2128340-1and I'm thinking it looks long on THIS bride because even a small size was originally made super long, and they had to alter it for her by trimming the bottom. Darn, should have been more specific about where I wanted the flare to start. Hope this helps someone!


 


 

Posted on August 11, 2010 at 4:01 pm
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i see what you mean but even still its a beautiful dress !

Posted on August 11, 2010 at 11:16 pm
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It's gorgeous! And that WAS quick, when did you order it?!

Posted on August 12, 2010 at 8:20 am
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Helena, I just checked the convo dates on Dressilyme's message board and I paid on 7/27, emailed them pictures for reference 7/28. It was finished 8/11.... less than 2 weeks??


I worry that they rush through things though - as evident in some of the other girls' issues with COLOR oversights, not tacking the ruching down, etc. I'm seeing more problems with this dress, though nothing crazy bad. Just that they could have been easily avoided if they paid more attention, ya know? Like how the pleats are pulled toward the HIP instead of the small of the waist like it's supposed to... One thing I don't understand is why they send a picture "for confirmation" - would they really redo it if I found something wrong that's not totally obvious?

Posted on August 12, 2010 at 9:07 am
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soooo...ashley said their mannequin does not have the same measurements as i do so it would look different on it than on me. to put it nicely. somehow i know i have a shorter torso than what the dress looks like but there's nothing i can do about it. this whole sending-a-picture-for-confirmation thing is kinda like forcing a confession out of you - they'll say stuff to negate your complaints until you give up and say "alright i'll take it". HOWEVER, I would recommend everyone to at least get a picture of the front and back of your dress before they ship it out - if only to avoid any color issues.

Posted on August 12, 2010 at 7:38 pm
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Yeah, I asked for a picture.


I'm curious though, doesn't it look like in the first picture like the waist of the dress sits lower than the waist of the mannequin? Maybe she's telling the truth and it is a short mannequin. How tall are you?

Posted on August 12, 2010 at 8:33 pm
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hehe you mean a tall mannequin? i'm a shortie! 5'3. It's just that where I see the pleats gather, it seems a long distance away from the top of the bust. Bah, whatever it still came out better than I expected. Hooray for lowered expectations! I have a strong feeling I will need to take the dress in some, judging from how the first dress fit at the top. GAPING WIDE. 2010bride's fashion designer friend was right - you definitely should give them your OVERbust measurement as well. NOW i get it! Dressilyme should include that measurement in their custom sizing.


can't wait to see yours!!!

Posted on August 12, 2010 at 10:30 pm
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Did you receive the dress yet?

Posted on August 18, 2010 at 12:47 am
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I ordered a third dress (i'm a masochist ok?) and asked that they combine shipping costs so they're shipping it all together after the 3rd dress is done. Gee I hope there'd still be time for alterations...


 

Posted on August 18, 2010 at 1:29 pm
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I'm glad the overbust measurement helps!!  Caramel, I can't believe you're going in for more torture.  Really???? A third dress?  lol.  So far I think the last 2 look great though! 

Posted on August 20, 2010 at 8:20 am
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Caramel- what are you going to do with three dresses? A ceremony dress, reception dress and TTD dress?

Posted on August 20, 2010 at 9:18 am
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This dress is fantastic! The pleats/shape are lovely!


(I double posted and realized I'd forgotten that part!)

Posted on August 20, 2010 at 9:19 am
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haha 2011b, tell me about it. now i'm seeing all sorts of stuff wrong with the 2nd dress, but they prolly won't fix it cuz then they'd have to redo the whole thing. the pleats don't line up from right to left on the back, the ruching isn't hitting the waist but rather the hip, etc. OH WELL.


hi camelsintexas, i ordered the 2nd one as a backup actually - cuz as you can see from my "waverley" post, they were driving me (and i them) up the wall!! they couldn't get ANYthing right it seemed, so i opted to have them make a dress that's totally different in fabric and style cuz i knew they were much better at more structured looks than ruffly/organic. I figured it'd STILL be cheaper than finding a dress here. plus i can always try to sell them later for cheap and recoup something. i can't wait to try the second one on so i can decide. i LOVE the original Fanal too - it's timeless! Good idea about TTD - I have an engagement shoot THIS SUNDAY (and makeup trial!). i don't even know what i'm gonna wear.


the third dress is the reception dress - tea/kneelength (we shall see, huh?), something i saw on etsy and fell in love with. they said they're not able to do all the floral embellishments so i said that's ok, just make it plain. here she is:


haha 2011b tell me photo 2165908-1


I can assure you that the final product will look NOTHING LIKE THIS. *sigh!* keep expectations low...keep expectations low...keep expectations low.....


 

Posted on August 20, 2010 at 2:41 pm
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where did you get your dresses?

Posted on April 7, 2011 at 4:24 am
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Very nice! Very elegant.

Posted on April 8, 2011 at 9:16 pm
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I love the dresses you've had them design! What fabric is the second dress made out of? I'm trying to figure out whether to have a dress made by them in taffeta or satin, but the satin just seems like it would be much heavier. 

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