Should I or shouldn't I?

As if writing a thesis wasn't enough work, we decided to add some more fuel to the fire and get married this September. Our plan when we got engaged a few years ago was to wait until I finished and then get married, figuring that we would still be living together with plenty of time to plan a wedding. Then, a few months ago, I accepted a job in another state. The job almost seemed too good to be true and we both agreed that it was an opportunity that I couldn't pass up and that no matter what this would be a good step in the right direction. So, that means I'm moving this October. Which also means, time to put the party planning on speed x 16.

Now, we've decided we want something small and casual surrounded by family and friends. Since I know the general vibe and I'm pretty quick about making decisions the planning has not been too bad. Until, I got to the dress. And that's where I need your help.

I found this dress on gilt.com

morgane le fay

morgane le fay


It's by a small (I think) brand Morgane Le Fay. I went to the store but unfortunately it must be last season because they didn't have it in stock. So, I tried on the closest thing.

wedding dress

I like this one a lot too, but I don't love it. There are some other problems, mainly that it is WAY WAY WAY out of my price range (like 2k out). So, I was all set to walk out of the dressing room to resume the hunt when I decided to check out the construction. It actually looks very simple. The bodice has no boning and is mainly held up by the straps. The skirt part has an outer layer of organza and an inner layer of what looks like charmeuse and then the volume is made by tacking 6 strategic areas. Now, I can't believe I'm about to ask this...breathe.... but, should I try and make it myself or shouldn't I?


patsijean said...

I say go for it.

annaminiac said...

yes - based on what you've made before you can definitely do this! even constructing a corselette with boning is not that bad. you could just cut the organza with a rotary cutter and use a tiny bit of Fray Check (use a toothpick to apply) on the edges to keep the lightness of the skirt.

Gail said...

If course you can. The April? issue of Burda has a great strapless dress pattern, them you add the flouncy overshirt.

loopylulu said...

thanks for the input...

--annaminiac, thanks for the vote of confidence. i will be lucky if my dress turns out half as good as yours

--gail, thats exactly the pattern i was thinking of adapting it from

The Slapdash Sewist said...

You can totally make that. If you don't have a dress form already, definitely make a duct tape or paper tape one so that you can swoop the skirt in 3D. You should be able to do it just by eyeballing.

Anonymous said...

morgan la fey is having a sample sale right now in nyc, if you are there, go!