Wednesday, July 31, 2013

THE FINE ART OF CUSTOMIZING A GOWN

Customizing a gown is one way of fusing your individual stamp so that design is all yours!  Take a very simple sheath or A-line, add a detachable train or overskirt and adorn it with embroidered ribbons and handmade florals.  Viola! You have a customized gown.  This isn't the only route to customizing.  You can go for a removable shrug that adds sleeves, a capelet that looks like part of the gown or a lightweight overdress you doff come reception time.  Believe me, your possibilities are endless here. Some brides opt for the most basic gown like I described then take it to the dressmaker or designer to get it personally customized?  And how is customizing your gown different than a custom made gown?  A custom gown is made from scratch, that is, you and the designer working with a pattern and raw cuts of fabric to create it from the ground up.  Customizing a ready-made gown is different.  It involves remodeling and/or embellishing one already put together. It can be store bought, sewn or inherited as long as it’s fairly basic and free of mass adornment.  
 Above: A basic sheath//Below: The same sheath accessorized with a detachable train, hand made flowers and sprigs of ivy . . . .

17 comments:

The Dainty Dolls House said...

So gorgeous x

Stylish By Nature said...

Stunning !

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Johanna said...

What a stunner of a gown. The train is the phenomenal!

Chicago Chic said...

So gorgeous!!

Kim Alston said...

It's so important to tailor it to your taste. Nice!
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Ashley said...

Love the first pic--just so lovely

Helena Resende said...

Amazing blog. Would you like to follow each other? :)

BeSugarandSpice said...

Son muy bonitos!!!!
Besos

Lilli said...

I like the idea of a custom gown, it makes that unique and only yours:) Kisses! xo

Sandra Leiva said...

Beautiful!!


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Sofia Donatelli said...

Beautiful blog with great wedding ideas.

Hope you have a wonderful day.
Sofia

http://stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com/

Sofia Donatelli said...

Beautiful blog with great wedding ideas.

Hope you have a wonderful day.
Sofia

http://stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com/

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I didn't realize that customizing a gown was simple. These are gorgeous!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Sam said...

What a great transformation! Amazing train!Thanks for stopping by sweety! Hope your week is going well!

Marcela Gmd said...

I love the third dress!!!
Have a good week, dear!!!:)))

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

{The Perfect Palette} said...

Beautiful!

Ashley of Southern (California) Belle said...

The detail on that train is so unique!

xo

Ashley

Southern (California) Belle