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!