I also told her that I wanted the detail of the beading and the lace to show well through the front of the dress but I didn't want to have to wear a skirt (crinoline) underneath the gown in order to 'push' everything out and make it fuller and more visible. The dress already weighs a ton so added fabric is not an option!
Thankfully, Janet got down there on the ground and started messing with my gown and was pleasantly surprised to see that with the gathers, pickups and the way the gown was stitched together, she could easily make some alterations to please me.
We first snipped a few threads from the very front of the dress...and suddenly, she laid perfectly! The front flowed down across and didn't look like steps up my legs! We then cut off two of the little rosettes that were on the front of the gown - it was too busy with all those flowers. While they looked pretty up near the gathers, they looked lame just sitting on the front of the fabric. Anyway, with a few snips and readjusting the fabric, my dream dress came back into view. Janet saved the day!
So once that was out of the way, I slipped into what I like to call the Greek Goddess gown! We didn't take any photos of it in Janet's home, but I do have some images from when I first bought her in my own home:
This will be the dress I perform our first dance in as well as keep on throughout the dancing portion of the reception:
She's a light ivory with a pretty chiffon flowy part and a very high sexy slit! She has some gold throughout the applique and so I opted for some fun little gold heels to wear with her - sorry no pics yet, but I have them! They are super comfy and will be great to dance in and have just a little bit of bling on them. :)
So, there you have it...she needs to be steamed obviously and I need to find a super slim body hugging type garment to wear under her since she hugs my bod along my panty line :( But other than that, seamstress Janet said it was a super cute dress and baby sis said it was pretty.
I had originally thought I would do a short dress number for the reception change and was looking at these two dresses:
Source: Windsor dress shop
But I'm glad I opted for the longer dress...as I think it is still sort of bridal but fun and different. Are any of you ladies opting for a second dress to change into?