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#1251 Ginger1961

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    Posted 15 July 2010 - 09:31 AM

    Hi ladies,

    I've been reading this thread for about 5 days at work. The information in this thread alone has been fantastic. I'm pretty sure I'm going to attempt the "knock off" route. I'm looking at a Tara Keely dress. Actually it's elements of three TK Dresses. I Love the Tara Keely 2854 but want it in the same fabric as Tara Keely 2902 and the train on TK 2852 without those ties on the back. I sent a quick email out to Duosheng and this is what they sent me back: Dear
    :)

    fabric: silk taffeta ,embroidery,beading
    price of best quality:USD 576.95
    this price is not include the postage .


    pls confirm your shipping address too:
    1. receiver name:
    2. address:
    3. city:
    4. state:
    5. post code:
    6. country:
    7. phone (very important):

    Then i can give you the total price .

    I asked to factor in that I'd want to add some embroidery or beading of some sort to the bodice because it felt a little too plain to me. What do you guys think? Is this a typical quote. Seemed like a lot to me for knock gown looking at prices everyone else is getting. Also there is so much confusion back and forth over the fabric. It's described on the TK site as Ivory Silk Organza. What fabric is going to get me close to that? They sent me a follow up email stating their fabrics and what they use but she contends that I should go with her recomendation.

    Usually, we make the dresses in three layers as below:
    1.The inner fabric: special inner fabric which can touch skin: cotton or silk
    ( there will be extra cost for silk lining)
    2. The middle fabric: Satin / Martin
    3.The overlay fabric: Imported Satin / Lace / Organdy / Taffeta/ Chiffon/ Silk/silk taffeta , which depend on different dresses .


    Now to me if the original is Silk Organza then would it make sense to have the knock off in Organdy or is this silk tafetta better? Sorry for all the questions. I have lots of time by the way. I tried to send an email off to Gianinarbridal but the email bounced back saying address unknown or something. Would one of you lovely ladies have an email address I can use.

    Thank you so much.
    Ginger
    "He's my Lobster"

    #1252 MzMinze

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      Posted 15 July 2010 - 03:23 PM

      alright ladies i had some time to upload pix. i wasnt able to get any good ones, but you can still see the dress. please excuse the dirty mirrors lol. i tried to corset up the back by myself the best i could but it wasnt the best, at least you get the idea. i put it on a second time today and im overall really happy with it. i got a really good feeling as soon as i put it back on so i know it's my dress : )
      the first one shows how the length was too short
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      #1253 Lolita29

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        Posted 15 July 2010 - 04:11 PM

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        Originally Posted by MzMinze
        alright ladies i had some time to upload pix. i wasnt able to get any good ones, but you can still see the dress. please excuse the dirty mirrors lol. i tried to corset up the back by myself the best i could but it wasnt the best, at least you get the idea. i put it on a second time today and im overall really happy with it. i got a really good feeling as soon as i put it back on so i know it's my dress : )
        the first one shows how the length was too short
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        It looks GREAT on you!!

        #1254 emilyk78

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          Posted 15 July 2010 - 04:28 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by MzMinze
          alright ladies i had some time to upload pix. i wasnt able to get any good ones, but you can still see the dress. please excuse the dirty mirrors lol. i tried to corset up the back by myself the best i could but it wasnt the best, at least you get the idea. i put it on a second time today and im overall really happy with it. i got a really good feeling as soon as i put it back on so i know it's my dress : )
          the first one shows how the length was too short
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          Ditto pp!! It looks awesome!!!
          ~*~*~Emily & Chuck~*~*~ January 10, 2011~*~*~ Carnival Inspiration~*~*~

          #1255 RunningBride24

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            Posted 16 July 2010 - 01:16 AM

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            it looks great on you!!
            beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
            ~The future Mrs. Thompson~10*10*10

            #1256 Michelle-2

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              Posted 16 July 2010 - 08:29 AM

              I need help Ladies! I found a dress online that I love, but I have no idea who the designer is. I sent a copy of the dress to Gianinar to see if they could make it for me - but I really would like to find it (or something very similiar) so I can try it on first.

              I attached the link to see the dress. Anyone have any idea who makes this dress? Also, I wanted some opinions - This is my second marriage, so I really don't want a dress that looks too traditional and princess like. Is this a good beach dress?


              Trumpet Halter Sweep Train Satin & Chiffon Destination Wedding Dress (001-0080-000126 Trumpet Halter Sweep Train Satin & Chiffon Destination Wedding Dress (001-0080-000126 - Cheap Destination Wedding Dresses [Maggie Sottero VD9706] : Wholesale We

              Beaches Turks & Caicos - October 21, 2011


              #1257 Cindy*

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                Posted 16 July 2010 - 09:32 AM

                Michelle 2 - I replied to this in the other thread. Its Maggie Sottero from the destination line. I put the link in the other thread. Good luck.

                MzMinze - the dress looks very nice on you.

                #1258 Michelle-2

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                  Posted 16 July 2010 - 10:26 AM

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                  Michelle 2 - I replied to this in the other thread. Its Maggie Sottero from the destination line. I put the link in the other thread. Good luck.

                  MzMinze - the dress looks very nice on you.

                  You just made my day!!! THANK YOU!!! Now I need to go find it and try it on - my mission for the weekend.

                  Beaches Turks & Caicos - October 21, 2011


                  #1259 Ginger1961

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                    Posted 16 July 2010 - 10:35 AM

                    Michelle-2 I looked at that dress too. It's beautiful. I'm on my second marriage as well but the first one I didn't have a wedding so to speak. Justice of the peach in downtown Toronto. Should have known :) Oh well.

                    Can someone tell me how Endenbridal is to deal with. I've gotten a quote from them for 288 dollars 576 from Duosheng and 186 from Gianinarbridal. Duoshen can only do white. Endenbridal are giving me all kinds of options for fabric and overlays as well as colors. They have been fantatisic to respond to emails. They keep insisting that the look I want is satin with organza overlay and not tafetta. I think I read somewhere on here that tafetta kind of looked a lot like heavy cotton. Do you thing the organza over satin will look right? I'm so confused. Has anyone on here used Endenbridal with success? Are there photos? I've been trying to print this entire thread but my darned computer only prints it a page at a time. Taking me forever.
                    "He's my Lobster"

                    #1260 Lolita29

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                      Posted 16 July 2010 - 11:41 AM

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                      Originally Posted by Ginger1961
                      Michelle-2 I looked at that dress too. It's beautiful. I'm on my second marriage as well but the first one I didn't have a wedding so to speak. Justice of the peach in downtown Toronto. Should have known :) Oh well.

                      Can someone tell me how Endenbridal is to deal with. I've gotten a quote from them for 288 dollars 576 from Duosheng and 186 from Gianinarbridal. Duoshen can only do white. Endenbridal are giving me all kinds of options for fabric and overlays as well as colors. They have been fantatisic to respond to emails. They keep insisting that the look I want is satin with organza overlay and not tafetta. I think I read somewhere on here that tafetta kind of looked a lot like heavy cotton. Do you thing the organza over satin will look right? I'm so confused. Has anyone on here used Endenbridal with success? Are there photos? I've been trying to print this entire thread but my darned computer only prints it a page at a time. Taking me forever.
                      I dont know much about fabrics but i was looking at dresses and came across this one that said it had satin organza so i thought i would share it with you. micweddingdresses.com A line Sweetheart Multi Layer Beading Embroidery Satin Organza Wedding Dress




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