My first thought was...oh man that is so much work. My second thought was....wait, I can fix this. I started playing around with the train, bustling it up to the best possible spot and.....voila! I created a shape that made the bottom of the dress look like a blossom! As I have said in the past...work WITH the dress, not AGAINST it. I felt that if I had cut the dress and eliminated that layer, I would be ruining it and it would hate me forever. The layers of the dress were what gave the dress the charm that Lauren fell in love with. How could I take that away? Fortunately, my creativity convinced my dear friend to trust me. Therefore, instead of cutting off the train, Lauren can wear it bustled all day! Genius!
So, the lesson today is...sometimes you DON'T want to personalize your dress. Allow your seamstress to give you ideas and solutions for multiple options how how to enhance your gown. It might even save you a few bucks. It saved Lauren a bundle! :) Thanks for trusting me, dear!
Lauren, btw, designed this sweeeet blog for me :)...as well as my business cards. She is a master graphic artist in my book. Soo happy for her upcoming wedding!