Post # 1
I’ve been to 2 seamstress’ so far…After the first one i left crying…I bought a Maggie Sottero Quinlynn size 10 standard length which needs to be taken in and hemmed. She only offered to hem the length then when i said it looked too big around my hips (its a mermaid gown) she said “well its not supposed to be painted on”. Went on to say it was too much work and would cost me 350 in alterations AND that she had too much work to do it so she turned me down. I left crying because of all the comments she made about how the dress was not made for my body because i’m 5’3″ and that i should of ordered it 5 inches shorter and on and on and on.
Then I went to a alterations shop around the corner that said they could do it all for 235 and said no problem to everything I requested but they are saying they want to take out the boning on the sides and the chest area because its not strapless. The boob area feels hard and doesnt shape well so thats why they said we’ll take out the boning but that seems pretty extreme. Any thoughts/experience with this???
Help please, my wedding is in 7 weeks and I’m worried I picked the wrong dress or that it wont be altered right….
Post # 3
First, go to a bridal salon and try a mermaid petticoat with the dress. Often a petticoat will eliminate the need for hemming. Get the hips taken in for sure – it looks way too loose.
Now, about the bust – do your boobs not fit in the bodice? Are they like, swimming in the dress? You could try adding some padding in the boobs and see if that fixes the problem. 🙂 And if they take out the boning, it shouldn’t be a problem. Boning just makes the dress stay stiff, which is not that important since you have straps.
Post # 4
@rubyred605: I have the petticoat on :). I am a 34C so i dont think i need more padding but its definetely big in the bust area and the boning that goes thru the cup doesnt look right or feel right. Thanks for your comments!
Post # 5
I agree about the crinoline. But I think if neither of these seamstresses are bridal alterations places, I think you need to go there! In my opinion, no one should be dealing with altering a wedding dress who doesn’t work as a bridal professional. Especially when the dress is so heavily beaded with lace and big changes are being talked about. I do see that the sleeves aren’t laying right but that doesn’t mean it’s because of the boning. Maybe another bee has the same dress and can offer a better opinion than mine.