Originally Posted by imara11
I ordered my dress with Babyonline. It's a recplica of Maggie Sottero Fantasia with some small changes. I went with Babyonline because overall, I felt they did a better job with making dresses. I may just be very picky, but other dress makers I've seen just seem to having something off. Either I didn't like how something was stitched, cut, or designed. I had a coworker that ordered from Duosheng, and she loved her dress, but it was a very simple, which I figured must have been easy to make. I have seen some of their work, and they seem to do a great job. They also seem to have great quality fabrics, but didn't trust them with the complexity of my dress.
I had requested a quote from Duosheng and found out they have several types of lace, but communicating with them was very difficult because I wanted a replica of Monique Lhuillier Magical which is actually a two-piece dress. However, I wanted a top like this, but at the time I asked for the quote I hadn't decided on it yet. It was so difficult finding a picture of the skirt alone, but when I finally did, they still didn't really understand. They quoted me almost 300 dlls for the skirt, and were insisting that I choose a top. When I finally found that top I liked, I sent it to them and the price went up to just under 500. I thought it was way too much, especially since the skirt isn't very detailed.
BTW, I've been looking for a jacket that would match my dress, but I'm having a very hard time. I also always wanted to wear a veil with a lace border, which again, doesn't match my dress. I'm thinking of getting a second dress very similar to the one you like, but the inspiration is from Princess Grace's wedding dress. I think I'm going to wait until I get my first dress, and if everything comes out good I'll order the second one which will be my conservative church ceremony dress.
Gracimurano, your dress is absolutely beautiful! Once again, I'm so happy to have ordered from babyonline.
i would be really interested to see the replica of the Fantasia. I actually ordered the authentic Fantasia for my wedding gown. Perhaps I will order a replica for my trash the dress. Please post pictures once you get your proofs! It's a hard skirt to replicate from what I have heard.