I just got "post" mid production pictures of my dress from Jasmines which means they are almost done with it. (I am supposed to have it by August 9th). Although I think it is very close to the replica, I still think there is something missing. It is something in the skirt portion but I can't imagine what it will take to complete the look. I am attaching a picture of the inspiration but I already knew that I wanted a different skirt from the inspiration picture. I initially wanted ruffles for the skirt portion but I didn't want the ruffles to compete with the bodice area of the dress so I just went with tulle.
When they sent me mid production pictures last week, I told them I wanted more layers of tulle for the skirt because even at that time the skirt wasn't really "wowing" me. They added more layers but I am still thinking even more. But I do have to keep in mind that I will still have a slip on underneath to lift the layers and give them some volume (can't think of what it's called right now b/c my mind is drawing a blank) Maybe once this is underneath the dress, all will be fine, but I really can't afford to wait to get the dress to see whether that works on not.....I am literally on a time line right now because I know the sooner I have them to make the alterations, the sooner I can get my dress.
We are leaving for Jamaica on August 27th and I paid extra to have production completed 2 weeks earlier than normal, so I am supposed to have the dress in hand on August 9th. I really need to let them know aobut any more changes TONIGHT when i email her. Aside from making sure the ruching lies straight and adding beading/sequins to the appliques, any other suggestions? (Another reason why I realized why my tulle skirt may not look as I thought it would is because I am not as tall as the models that I saw with a tulle skirt on their dresses; I am only 5'1" so that's not a lot of skirt)
Original Demetrios dress
........what I envisioned my finished dress looking like