Friday, August 23, 2013

Does Fabric Make a Difference? McCall's 7451

Does fabric make a difference?  Two brides chose the exact same pattern (McCall's 7451) an off-the-shoulder lace sheath dress with removable train.  The first bride chose a pretty Venetian lace (~$30/yard) with a tulle train.

The second bride chose the same simple sheath dress, but provided ~$1000/yard! heavily beaded and sequined Venetian lace and we used a beautiful organza fabric for the train - gorgeous!

The second bride had originally requested red satin roses be added to her dress.  I managed to convince her that red roses would be distracting and look like a quinceañera* dress and I only had to add white satin roses to the top of the sleeves.

Does the fabric make a difference?  You decide!

(*Quinceañera - celebration of a girl's 15th birthday and the transition from childhood to young womanhood.  Traditionally the girl wears the equivalent of a wedding ballgown, but usually in pink.)

MCCALL'S 7451 PATTERN DESCRIPTION: Alicyn Exclusive. "Misses' Bridal Gown and Bridesmaids Dress: Set of close fitting long or short sleeve bridal gowns and bridesmaids' dress has front and back darts, back slit and fastens in back with bridal loops and buttons; view A and C have detachable trains."

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