And the madness begins……

April 15, 2008 lizzie

It’s going to be fun doing this wedding stuff in Asia! Yesterday, Lindy took me to a dress maker here that made her wedding dress. I was nervous! Their online page was all fancy dresses with trains and veils but Lindy assured me that they could do any kind of dress.

We arrived and the dressmaker was waiting outside. There were 3 people helping us – the dressmaker who speaks only Korean, the designer who speaks Korean and Spanish, and the assistant who speaks Korean and English. As you come in, they serve you coffee and biscuits and sit you down in this mini living room. We talked about the design I was looking for and then they suggested I try on some dresses to see different necklines, outlines, materials etc. This is where it got interesting…..

There was a stage at the front of the room with a podium on it. I got taken up there and the curtains were closed. I had to change into bloomers and try on this HUGE dress – it draped down over the podium and had a train. They pinned me in, turned me around to face the living room, turned on the stage lights and right before opening the curtains, handed me a bouquet to hold!

All so I can see if I like the square neckline! I tried on about 3 or 4 different dresses this way, each time with the grand opening. It was pretty funny. We kept trying to get across the type of dress I wanted – this was difficult for them as the dress I want is much more freeflowing and unstructured than the traditional Korean wedding dress. There was one point where I turned to Lindy and I think the look in my eye was enough that she sat me down, handed me the biscuits and took over trying to communicate with the designer. At that moment, I was seriously doubting if this was going to happen.

Eventually, the dressmaker came out dragging the dress mannequin behind him. He started draping and pinning the fabric. I removed a few of the pins he had put in, added a few extra pins and finally had my dress design.

I was so happy! It was so pretty! They couldn’t really believe that this was what I wanted because it’s not like the typical dresses they do but, he said he could do it and I’m excited to see how it turns out. We then picked fabrics and colors and said our goodbyes.

It was so fun, nerve wracking, intense and exciting doing that. Lindy decided we had to celebrate so she took me out for dinner at this really nice Italian where her husband works as the sommelier. We had some great seafood pasta with wine and champagne and then got a ride home with her husband. It was such a fun way to celebrate. I can’t wait for what’s next!


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  • 1. Sheila Bocchine&hellip  | 

    I’m looking for a seamstress, not for a wedding dress, but just for simple summer dresses. Does this seamstress do those kinds of dresses or just wedding dresses? I’d love her info:


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