Log In Sign Up

Sometimes buying clothes is so frustrating.


Forum: LDS Parenting

Notices

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To LDS Parenting LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
October 24th, 2012, 07:39 PM
Brittanie's Avatar just me
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Littleton, CO
Posts: 43,573
So Matt's company has a big Christmas party every year. The switch off between "diamonds and jeans" and "cocktail," and this year it's the more formal cocktail dress theme. And even though we obviously won't be drinking, they have an AMAZING dinner every year and give out some great prizes (Matt won $100 gift certificate from best buy last year), and it's a great excuse for a date, so we love to go.

But I don't have a cocktail dress.

And even the "modest" cocktail dresses don't really work with garments.

Matt's insisting that we should buy one so I don't have to "go through all the trouble" of making one, but seriously? It's WAY more frustrating looking for some thing that would be modest enough AND my size (ugh) that I wouldn't have to alter that doesn't look frumpy.




I'm going to end up making it anyway, so I'm already looking at patterns. I'm thinking either this

Or this
__________________
Thanks to babydoll213 for the siggy! My kids' blog Cora's blog



Last edited by Brittanie; October 24th, 2012 at 07:43 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
October 24th, 2012, 07:49 PM
Happy Song's Avatar Nicole
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 10,797
I am going to sound rude but what size are you looking for? I have seen my LDS friend share amazing websites for modest dresses, one where you can even customize certain aspects of the gowns like the sleeves. I'll see if I can find some links for you.
__________________
Nicole mommy to...



Reply With Quote
  #3  
October 24th, 2012, 07:59 PM
Brittanie's Avatar just me
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Littleton, CO
Posts: 43,573
According to the Macy's website I'm a 16.
__________________
Thanks to babydoll213 for the siggy! My kids' blog Cora's blog


Reply With Quote
  #4  
October 24th, 2012, 08:32 PM
Happy Song's Avatar Nicole
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 10,797
Oh I am jealous I haven't seen a 16 in a decade! OK I bought a size 16 right after Scarlett was born and wore it for about 15 minutes before boomeranging back to my standard body weight of the last decade.

Oh yes I love the first dress you picked I think it would be very nice in black! The second one looks Halloweeny to me I think it might be the trunk or treat tonight, or the colors they picked!
__________________
Nicole mommy to...



Reply With Quote
  #5  
October 24th, 2012, 10:02 PM
Happy Song's Avatar Nicole
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 10,797
Reinventing modesty

Mikarose, Reinventing Modesty
__________________
Nicole mommy to...



Reply With Quote
  #6  
October 25th, 2012, 07:28 AM
geogeek's Avatar Marsi's Mommy
Join Date: May 2009
Location: In yonder mountains
Posts: 9,339
I am sorry that it is so frustrating for you. I am one who loves to make my own dresses because of fit and everything. I love the last pattern that you posted.
__________________


Thank you *kiliki* for my beautiful siggy!

Reply With Quote
  #7  
October 25th, 2012, 08:06 AM
Brittanie's Avatar just me
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Littleton, CO
Posts: 43,573
Quote:
Originally Posted by geogeek View Post
I am sorry that it is so frustrating for you. I am one who loves to make my own dresses because of fit and everything. I love the last pattern that you posted.
See, Matt knows I don't actually *like* to sew, and I think that's why he wants to buy something. But I HATE shopping more. And as nice as those websites are, Nicole (they gave me some ideas), I no longer buy clothing I can't try on first.

I think I like the first pattern more, because it's different, you know? I really do like the second one, but I wouldn't be doing black and hot pink (not because I think it looks Halloweeny, but because I think it looks Promy).

I told him he could pick the final pattern and the fabric.
__________________
Thanks to babydoll213 for the siggy! My kids' blog Cora's blog


Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:49 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0