(Closed) anyone disappointed with their alterations?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m really sorry to hear that you’re not happy with the way your dress looks. Frown I feel the same way about my dress that you do. That is the ONE thing that I want to be 100% happy with. I don’t believe that the dress should “pucker” anywhere at all on you if the alterations are done properly. Maybe you can take it to another seamstress and get a second opinion on it? 


Post # 4
137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m feeling kind of similar; I have had to go in for three fittings already, soon to be four.  The main problem?  She didn’t fully sew one cup in correctly.  Just one?  There are TWO and she got the other one right!  I don’t get it – that should be easy, right?  And something she could have done after the first fitting, second fitting, or . . . hopefully it’s done this time!

Anyway, my advice would be to consult with another seamstress.  Have you taken pictures of yourself in the dress?  Show them to a seamstress to see if they agree.  It could be that the dress is just supposed to fit that way, but a good seamstress should be able to fix anything.

Good luck!

Post # 5
3125 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

that happened to me.. but it really wasn’t that big of a deal.. I mean, what was i going to do? Have her re-do and possibly destroy the dress? nah.. I liked how it looked when they were pinning me up but it didn’t look exactly the same when actually sewn. Honestly, you will probably be the only one that notices. And i’m SURE It’s lovely 😉

Post # 6
40 posts
  • Wedding: November 2010




I am an April 2011 bride (for now). There is a possibility of moving the wedding up to August/September 2010 which I will know this weekend (yikes I know!)

As it is, with April, I have:


1. Bought bridesmaids and flower girl dreses

2. Decided on my wedding dress (but have not purchased)

3. Decided on my florals and am choosing between two companies (where ever the best deal comes from)

4. Have narrowed it down to two venues that are the same in price – both are holding the date for me until I decide

5. My fiancee is a photographer so this is the hardest area however I have a friend who is also a photographer and she is willing to do an engagement shoot and all day photography (unlimited hours) on the wedding day for a TOTAL of $800 (CAN’T BEAT THAT!) But he is nervous about using “a friend”

6. Have a catering company and staff (I work as an event planner for a catering company so this is EASY)

7. Have an officiant (my father is the pastor of our church – we are NOT using him but we are using the “second in commend) so this was easy

8. I have the bridal party even though we have not FORMALLY asked them all

9. Have decided to make my own invitations, ring bearer pillow & flower girl basket, guestbook, table numbers, place cards and favors – I know what I am making I just need to put it all together

10. Have decided on my cake and cake company, just have not placed the official order

11. Have decided on my linens, china, glassware, silverware, etc – just have not placed the official rental order

12. I have decided on my shoes, I just have not purchased them

13. I have a DJ – holding for me – but have not signed contract or put a deposit

14. Decided what to make for my bridal party, but I have not done so yet.


I’m sure I’ve done and/or thought about more, but I can’t even decide right now! 😛

Post # 7
137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@crazybabyinlove – That happened to me the other day too!  I thought I was posting in one thread, but it showed up in a totally unrelated one!  I felt like such an idiot, but I don’t know how it happened!

Post # 9
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I had the same problem!  My first fitting went great because the girl knew what she was doing and was very nice.  On the second fitting I had a different girl and she was horrible!  I had lost a bit more weight so the dress needed to be taken in more, but she could not get it to pin correctly so she just said she would write down where it needed to be taken in.  She also did not know how to bustle the dress, even though the bustle was very, very simple.  On the third fitting (which was rescheduled at the last minute because they said they needed more time) I had yet another girl and when I tried the dress on again it was horrible!  Like all of the nice work the first girl had done was deleted.  The dress puckered on the sides and made my hips looks bigger and they had sewn my bustier in, but managed to sew it in so it showed on the sides!  I was so mad and the third girl could tell that the second girl had messed up and even though she tried to fix it, it was not working.  She kept trying to tell me it was good enough and that no one would notice what I was noticing, but I was upset because the dress looked so bad.  So finally she calls to the back and the first girl comes in!  She looked at the dress and looked at me and got to work and by the time she was finished the dress was great! 

So I learned to keep fighting until they get it right.  If you are paying for alterations, it is their job to make the dress satisfactory to you. 

Post # 10
1752 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think that my seamstress made is a bit tight around the butt area, so I’m using the next two weeks to tone a bit, but there were a couple things I wish had been done differently.

Fact is, my dress was 3 sizes too big (at least) and she had quite a bit of work to do.  I’ll be happy to have my final fitting tomorrow!

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