Originally Posted by Hobbester
i'm also 5'2" and had quite a hard time finding a dress as well. But i got mine in a sample sale in NY (if you remember my "Apprentice" adventure
), there are always tons of sample sales in the city. Though the dress i got was a size 10, it was nowhere near my actual size. i just sent it in for alterations to fit my petite frame as well. i normally wear a 0/2 but just had to get it because i simply love the design.
But definitely hit the sample sales, if you need a dress shopping buddy i can come along!!
Anyway, have you check out the jcrew dresses?http://www.jcrew.com/catalog/product...catId=cat66646http://www.jcrew.com/catalog/product...catId=cat66646
If you don't mind me asking, how much is your budget? i've done my fair share on dress research and perhaps can help you with that
looked at the J. Crew dresses. Some of them are nice and that has become my fallback position, because even though I want something simple, they are REALLY simple. But definitely on budget!
Honestly--and everyone is going to think this is impossible--but I would like to spend under $1000 on the dress (the more under the better
). We are trying to keep the total cost of the wedding under $10,000, which ain't easy, especially in NY.
I am so jealous of all of you with family members who sew. Unfortunately, no one in my immediate family sews--weeeelllllll, not entirely true. My mother sewed when I was a kid. She made virtually all of my clothes until I was 8 or 9 years old. She even made my First Communion dress. But after that she kind of tapered off, and I don't think she's made anything for a good 18 years or so. I would be putting her in a terrible spot if I asked her to make my dress.
You'll go nuts when I tell you this though--my future s-i-l (my fiance's brother's wife) is a designer. She has her own store on Madison Ave., where she sells her own line, though it's not primarily formal wear. She did make her daughter's prom dress though (gorgeous...so sophisticated, not like a prom dress at all--heck, I
would wear it!) My fiance suggested early on that I talk to her about making my dress, but I feel funny about it. I would obviously pay her, but still...she is an incredibly busy person, and she typically doesn't do custom made stuff. Do you think I'm crazy not to at least speak to her about it?