need HELP with a DIY project for my dress!
Posted 09 June 2010 - 09:46 AM
Last week I bought my dress!!! You won't believe it, but I actually found it in Macy's!!! I was just browsing (for vacation clothes) when I came across a beautiful white, one shoulder, mermaid style dress. I made a joke to my FI's mother that I should try this on and use it as my wedding dress! Well sure enough, it fit me like a glove! It was also super cheap ($75 marked down from $250) and they have a 6 month return policy...so with nothing to lose, I bought it! It is a beautiful dress...but the only thing I would like to change about it is the bottom. Like I said, it is mermaid style...so really fitted in the bodice and starts to flare out right under my knees. But I don't find the flare big enough because there is nothing underneath to puff it out more. I was thinking of buying some crinoline and attaching it underneath to give it some more umph! Has anyone ever done this that can help me out? And does anyone know where to purchase crinoline?
Thanks in advance for your help!
Posted 09 June 2010 - 10:27 AM
***Before you start check the bottom of your dress to make sure there is some play/give to allow for a fuller cronoline skirt, if not then it will look awkward***
Whatever you do do not steam the crinoline- if it is steamed it won't hold the form. If it is too stiff place your dress in the shower. Let me know if you have any questions. It sounds complicated without me seeing the dress itself and fit but it shouldn't be once you examine it.
Posted 23 November 2010 - 08:09 AM
I'm going to bump this in hope of more comments. I want to add more oomph to my dress too but I can't add the netting to the dress so I think I need to make a separate crinoline. Any hints?
Posted 23 November 2010 - 08:29 AM
It might help if we had a picture of your dress. But based on your description, what about finding something like this? They sell on ebay for about $40 if you don't want to DIY it.
Posted 23 November 2010 - 08:36 AM
I was also thinking that the budget conscious bride could go to the thrift stores and try to find a slip with the poof you need. I would suggest calling a local tailor and ask them to do it- Don't tell them it is for a wedding or they might jack the price up.
Posted 23 November 2010 - 09:44 AM
I was at a bridal shop in Edmonton Alberta about a month ago and they had me put on a "hoop" under the gowns I was trying on. I had never heard of or seen one before but I will most definitely be wearing one! It is essentially a slip made of nice, lightweight material with a hoola hoop stitched into the bottom. It gives you the poof you want for your dress without the extra material (and subsequent heat). It actually keeps the dress away from your skin and acts a personal A/C. I recently moved to Halifax but will be ordering a "hoop" from Edmonton. They run about $40. I've added a link to their site below.
Posted 25 November 2010 - 11:53 AM
Thanks for the tip about the hoop. I was looking at getting something like this but was having a hard time finding one
Posted 14 December 2010 - 08:37 AM
So now that I was able to find a crinoline for $30, I tried it on with my dress and I think it still needs more pouf. Any suggestions on how to make it puffier? Or should I just attempt to add a layer? I also plan on dying it, will that make it puffier or flatter?
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