My gown is Allure 8800. You can see several images of the gown here. After I purchased the gown, I started having a few doubts, just because I had really wanted something with more movement in the skirt. The gown is beautiful, but the skirt is a true sheath in that there isn’t any extra fabric to create the draping movement I would like. As I mentioned in my voice mail, the gown is 2 separate pieces – a satin slip and the lace overlay.
I’d like to open up the skirt of the top layer with additional panels of chiffon or a fabric that will blend with the dress. I realize that these won’t have the lace detail, but I think it will add a lot of interest to the gown. I’ve attached a few images for inspiration (I realize that they are somewhat extravagant/different from my gown, but they’re just meant for inspiration. Please let me know if this is something that can be done. I’ve heard that if it can be done – YOU can do it.
The dress looks beautiful with all the work you did. Mary Rita made my vision come to life!!
Vanessa Toews Vierra
The bride loved this dress,but it was a bit too small. She also did not like the sash to tie with a bow in the back. Scroll down the page to see the beautiful lace-up corset back and the beaded rhinestone sash inset into the dress.Part of the zipper was removed and matching fabric loops and ties along with a modesty panel were added to create a matching lace-up corset which made it look like the dress was originally made this way.
The sash was inserted into the side seams and sewed onto the front of the dress resulting in a clean, fitted silhouette. A rhinestone beaded side bustle was added to match the beaded sash.
Dress looked amazing ! Thanks, Nikki
My Bride ordered her dress from China online but the dress came in two sizes too small.
- Made a sweetheart neck line at bust
- Added additional beading to gave the back a dramatic front and look
- Opened up back and remade back to fit
The wedding was amazing…I ended up forgetting to bring the under garment that goes under the dress, so the full potential of the dress wasn’t there, but it works! LOL!. Thank you so much !! You have no idea, there was not a dry eye in the house once I walked out everyone just gasped. It was really special and you helped create for me!
- Removed the sleeves from this vintage dress
- Changed the zipper into pearl buttons & loop closure
- Made a keyhole back and trimmed the armholes with a matching vintage lace.
- Matching lace was added to lengthen the dress and rhinestones were added to give a nice twinkle…
Good Evening Mary Rita! I hope all is well with you! I thought I would share some photos you. I got SO MANY compliments on my wedding dress. Thank you for making it so spectacular. It was gorgeous! I loved changing the zipper to the pearl buttons, and adding the tiny rhinestones and the lace details. Thanks for everything! Ashley Kammeraad
Bubble skirt was removed and changed to Red satin & a grey beaded lace full gathered skirt
LOVED, LOVED, LOVED my dress, felt like a princess and no one else had the same dress!!! Thanks Susannah Fontana