Originally Posted by uhura526
Okay ladies, I got my mid-production photos of my dress yesterday from Jasmine's. I looked it at with my MOH and my initial reaction was, something ain't right about it and also why does it look like it's got no shape? I mean the bodice doesn't exactly have that hourglass look I expected so does this have to do with my shape? I have no idea. I did custom measurements but I also tried on the original dress and it definitely gave me that hourglass shape that I wanted. I think also the rouching in the bodice is wrong in the front. Any help would be well received and appreciated. Thanks!
I have quite a bit of experience in clothing construction and what to explain a few things. The photo of the original uses horizontal shirring. It uses a slight angle on top underbust and may on the bottom but I can't tell from the photos. If you ordered the dress using your actual measurements, that is the size you will get the dress. If the professional dress "pulled" or "sucked' you in more this dress will not. One thing that is greatly lacking in almost all of the replica dresses is the structure. That is why on plus size replicas you see so much wrinkling and improper fitting. The companies that create the replicas use plastic boning but they do not create an internal structured corest then build the dress around that the way designer dresses are made.
If you want more of the hourglass figure I would plan on getting the dress an inch or more smaller than actual size then plan on wearing a corset underneath for shape.
The details you've given in the photo are good and I think will accent the hourglass shape you are looking for nicely.