I have been following this thread for months and finally went ahead and took a chance on a deginer on Ebay. Maji-bride since the posted the exact same dress that I wanted. I did talk to dressylime (sp) about making it but I decided to go with Ebay because of the protection to get my money back.
I am really glad I did as I never had to ask for pictures. She always just sent them to me to show me the progress. She also sent me pictures of what lace I wanted so I could choose.
Anyway, I am actually pretty happy with the dress. It is simple as I am 45 (almost 46) and this is my second wedding so did not want anything fancy.
Thought I would see what you thought and several talked about designers working with lace. My dress is almost all lace..