Here it is! (lots of pics)
The dress is here! So, I'll do a review and post some pics.
Dressilyme was great to work with. They were quick to reply to emails. I only had one instance where I didn't get a reply right away, but it all worked out. Super fast turn around time, yes, it was double what the website quoted, BUT with all the lace and beadwork, a one month and change turn time is not bad. I ordered Feb 25 and received the dress April 13. Finally, I am SUPER pleased with the dress. It fits perfect. The quality is terrific. The seams are all nice and tight, no loose ends or snags, no frays, very even. The fabric is just like that in the stores I was looking at, feels wonderful. The beading adds just the right sparkle. And, for those wondering about the ivory... I'm super picky on the ivory shades, and I think this is my favorite I've ever seen. Looks like a warm glowy white. I would go through Dressilyme again in a heartbeat! The dress was exactly as expected.
And now for the good stuff. Pictures! These were all taken with my phone. Once I get access to a real camera and have someone able to help me get into the dress, I'll get better ones.
the package... it was a bit damaged, but the dress was OK.
all unwrapped... how DO the fold it so small? (forgive my scary white leg)
inside of the bodice. I was impressed with the amount of boning.
a closeup of one of the bones.
closeup of the lace and beading on the bodice... sorry for the blur
the lace on the hem, you can also see the tulle
the best I could get the train while I had it on. Naughty kitty.
dress hanging from the front... again, naughty kitty
and from the back.