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I need wedding gown colorforms, so I can stick different bodice and skirt shapes on a little figure with my body shape and see what looks good. I HATE trying on clothes.

Sigh. This is going to be painful, I can tell.

i feel: bored bored

7 trips or shoot the rapids
tpau From: tpau Date: April 22nd, 2003 07:41 am (UTC) (base camp)
depends where you go. i strongly recomend you avoid David's bridal, for example. the yare stocked by size 2 women who don't htink anyoen abov ea size 4 shoudl exist. i went ot Bride's choice in waltham, wher ethis nice irish lady who was about size 14 helped me fidn a dress that didn't make me look liek an elephant. :)
tashabear From: tashabear Date: April 22nd, 2003 07:57 am (UTC) (base camp)
I'm seriously thinking about making my own. A princess-seamed cotehardie silhouette with short sleeves can't be that hard -- my apprentice sister makes them with long sleeves all the time. :-)
From: reasdream Date: April 22nd, 2003 09:38 am (UTC) (base camp)
I was about to suggest you just go for something you already know works - like whatever you wear for garb...

I know they have commercial patterns which are princess-seamed short sleeve dresses. They're just harder to find online... ooh! vintage vogue! look at this!.

:) wish I was there to help you...
tashabear From: tashabear Date: April 22nd, 2003 10:43 am (UTC) (base camp)
Ooh, cute! I'll have to check the measuring chart when I have more time; it only goes up to 18. Shouldn't be hard to make bigger, though, or to extend the skirt a bit. My apprentice sister is a whiz at princess-seamed cotehardies, though; I'm sure she'd help me make a pattern if I need one.

I still want the colorforms, though -- I think they'd be fun!

I so wish I could invite everyone I know... it'd be SUCH a party! Maybe at Pennsic next year... or Wolfie and I will wander about with a couple of bottle of Good Stuff and invite friends to toast our marriage. That could be almost as much fun, without the catering bills!
emmacrew From: emmacrew Date: April 23rd, 2003 11:04 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I went to a bridal store where the size 10 or so clerk looked at size 22 me in the dress I ended up buying and said something along the lines of "wow, that looks fabulous, you have the body type this sort of dress is made for, they just look silly on people like me" and certainly sounded genuine enough that at the time I believed she meant it. So there are some out there. And I think I only had to try on about three dresses total, because we had a good idea of the sort of clothing shape that works on me. I hate shopping for clothes, too!
tashabear From: tashabear Date: April 24th, 2003 10:39 am (UTC) (base camp)
Gee... that looks a lot like what I have in mind. Not so much the lace or the basque waist, but the short sleeves, princess seams, scoop neck thing. :-D
emmacrew From: emmacrew Date: April 24th, 2003 11:41 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Yep. I sort of surprised myself by wanting the big white dress with lots of lace. I didn't think I did until the time came to actually shop for dresses and then suddenly discovered that yes, I really did have some subconscious desire for it. We got married outdoors in August in central California, so short sleeves were definitely a must!
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