Thursday, June 10, 2010

Bridesmaid Dress!

So, I'm the maid of honor in my cousin's wedding on Saturday and I'm SO EXCITED! :D  I always looked up to her as a little girl when she was my awesome babysitter. And now I get to stand beside her on one of the most important days of her life! AHHHHH! :)  I really love weddings! And her fiance is definitely a keeper.  A very hardworking man.  I haven't been around the two of them very long, but I can definitely tell how much he cherishes her and her two children. 

A few months back, I went shopping with my friend, Lauren, for my dress for the wedding.  My cousin pretty much gave me free reign on buying a dress (David's bridal did not.)  She has to be one of the most laid back brides I have ever been around.  She's just happy that she's getting married, nothing else really matters.
So, I went to David's bridal in search of a dress and had a pretty traumatic experience.  I won't go into details because it will just anger me.  Anyways, I ended up getting the first dress that I tried on(the same dress as the rest of the bridesmaids), which I absolutely hated.  But due to shipping schedules and fabric colors, it was literally, the only dress that I could order. I told my mom we would be doing some tweaking.

When the awful thing arrived, I tried it on hoping that I would have changed my mind about it ,and seeing it on me in the correct color would make it look better.  Negative.  I still hated it annnnnnnnnnnndddd..... IT WAS TOO SHORT! - And with Zero seam in the bottom, this was going to be a challenge.
But, you know, my mom is awesome and between her fantastic sewing skills, and my ideas, I'd say, the dress turned out pretty great! :)

Here it is... Terrible.  Lol. Too short, and I really don't like what's going on at the top.  The only thing I like is that the waistband makes me look somewhat thin.

And here it is.............

The finished product!

I really love it:) 
I pulled it down to give it length, then we added the ruffle at the top so nothing would show:)  And I think it looks a thousand times better... So take THAT David's Bridal! (I'm not bitter or anything. ;) Lol. 
Here is a close up of the top

The gray part is all sparkly too :)  I love sparkles!

I can't wait to wear it!


Rachel Joy said...

RACH!!!!! I love it!!! So cute! You and your mom should open up a seamstress shop!!! IT would be great!

Love you and miss you!!

Keep me posted on Cedar point news, If i cant end up going I will mail you those coupons!!

Jessica said...

Wow, it looks so much better now! I love the ruffles on the top :-)

I bought my wedding dress at David's Bridal because it was inexpensive, and still beautiful. BUT...I could probably write a book about all the problems I had with them, namely their alterations department. Ugh...I understand your frustration, and if I had it all to do again, I would probably pay a little extra money to avoid all of the craziness!

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