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Dressing fitting-Peter don’t read this!!

Peter this will give away a bit of what my dress looks like and I know you don’t want to know, so don’t read on!

Last night I went for another fitting for my dress. I had asked my seamstress to make me sleeves based on a design in photo because I don’t feel comfortable in a strapless dress. The dress I bought came as a strapless because it seems to be the most popular style right now. I love everything else about my dress and figured it wouldn’t be too hard to add some support on top! So the seamstress did a great job on the sleeves and made exactly what I asked her for, but it didn’t look right on my body. At first I was a little freaked out. Only 11 days until the wedding and I don’t like my dress!

We played around with some fabric and came up with a new plan and I think it’s going to look great. It’s going to be a halter top, which shows my back and shoulders and is much more flattering on me. The only thing was, we needed some way to make the halter blend in with the dress since the top of it is straight across. We decided to repeat the ribbon accent from the bodice across where the seam will be. The only problem was there wasn’t enough ribbon left in the dress, so I had to go hunting around Manhattan today for the perfect match. It’s amazing how many fabric and notions stores there are in the fashion district. After about an hour and a half of walking around, I finally found the perfect silk satin ribbon at this beautiful store called Tinsel. I was so relieved when I found it!

I am also kind of laughing at myself. The things we do in the name of weddings… I have spent a long time doing some things that seem silly, but in the end I’m happy to have the result be just what I want. Another example of this was also with ribbon… when the invitations were reprinted and still weren’t right. The text was too close together and was covered up by the ribbon. So Pete and I found a narrower version and I sat for hours taking ribbon off of the invitations and putting the new one on. Now that I look at the invitations with the new ribbon though, I love them. I hope the same thing happens with my dress!

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