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Posted 12 February 2008 - 11:36 AM
i have been going back and forth on these BM dresses - buy them, make them, hawaiian sarongs, etc. FI really wants something a bit more formal and i really do not like the idea of asking my girls to buy a dress. my MTOH is a crafty person and told me last night that if i found a pattern i like she would try to make a sample dress and if it comes out good, make them for all the girls.
this would be perfect b/c then i could buy the material and not put any of them out with having to buy dresses.
anyway sorry for the long ramble - i am looking for places to buy some dress patterns - something modern, strapless, halter, etc.
thanks in advance!
Posted 12 February 2008 - 11:44 AM
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 12:58 PM
I used to tell her I wanted her to make my wedding dress but when the time came it was just easier to buy one.
Posted 12 February 2008 - 01:15 PM
But I wanted to just offer the suggestion that if you MOH can't make them, maybe you could go somewhere and buy dresses off the rack? that would be a lot cheaper than ordering "real" bm dresses.
Posted 12 February 2008 - 01:18 PM
Here are my general impression of the different brands:
Simplicity --- these are some of the easiest patterns to make
McCall's --- they have also been around forever and are usually pretty simple
Vogue ---- be careful because I've found that their "easy" or "average" patterns are still more advanced than some of the others. Vogue tends to have a lot of details --- pleats, linings, etc ... BUT - sometimes they have nice simple patterns. One of my all-time favorites was a Calvin Klein sheath dress that I made in high school ... I wore it for YEARS.
Butterick --- I don't think I've ever used one of these - but they seem to be pretty similar to McCall's and Simplicity.
Burda --- I've made Zoe a dress from this group - I think it is a European group ... the style is more contemporary. I'm not sure I've seen very formal patterns from them, but definitely some cute sundresses, etc.
Good luck --- can't wait to hear what you find. Just a quick warning ... sometimes the time, money, and material makes it just as expensive as buying one .... If you find something that you love, but would be too much for your mom ... you might check with a local tailor and see if they'll make it for you.
Posted 12 February 2008 - 07:08 PM
i figure if MTOH wants to try this so bad then i don't want to take that away from her. but i am looking anyway! i can't really see myself doing traditional BM dresses so i am looking at Nordstrom and Macy's and a couple local boutiques - i am going to pass on this info to her and give her a month to see what happens.
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