Post # 1
Before my fitting I read a lot of horror stories on here about first fittings!
I found a great seamstress who works out of her home, and I think my dress looks so much better on me after she pinned it up than by itself. I’m really looking forward to my next fitting (after I’ve lost some weight and picked up the Spanx she recommended) to see what it looks like!
I was really happy when she said that my bridal shop “did well” in ordering the right size. It pretty much just needs to be taken in at the sides and have the hem taken up just a bit.
Post # 3
I’ve had some great fittings! I on fitting #3! It’s scheduled for this Thursday. I think it’s to see how everything looks.
I bought my dress at a sample sale in a size 10 and it pretty much fit except for the bodice. Fitting #1 was for the bodice. Like your seamstress, she pinned in the sides and it made a world of difference.
Fitting #2 was for the hem and bustle. She’s also sewing in my “something blue” – a patch created by the bridal boutique that sold me my dress that says “Made with Love for TaurianDoll”.
My experience so far has been phenomenal!
Post # 4
@Anise: Definitely not, but when I did have a bad first fitting, I searched on here and found tons of people who said they had fantastic first fittings. I think because my dress was too big on me, and there were things I knew I wanted to change from the sample, mine was pretty much guaranteed to suck. Also, I am a shorty at 5’1, so naturally, the dress swallowed me whole vertically on top of everything else. Luckily I had a seamstress that had to have been sent from the heavens, cause now my dress kicks serious butt. 🙂
Post # 5
@TaurianDoll: That’s great! I’m sure your dress will look great on you! My seamstress mentioned that she was just going to pull the lace on the hem up and pin it in place for the second fitting, so I think it will just be a “work in progress” fitting for me. She’ll put in cups for me, and she also pinned up the bustle (and even suggested doing it how I wanted it done in the first place, so I know we’re thinking on the same page!) so I’ll get to see that at the next fitting as well.
@whitums: Aw! I’m so glad that it worked out for you! I didn’t want to change a thing on my dress, just have it fit better, so I can totally understand how if you want things on the dress changed that it might not be as positive of an experience; it can be hard to visualize some of those changes at times!
Post # 6
I decided not to put in cups. Here’s my dress after my 2nd fitting (bustled and hemmed with pins):
It’s straight across at the top and I didn’t want my boobs to look smushed or “forced” into a pushed up position, so I decided not to add them. I think the natural shaping of the dress is enough. I know I have boobs. I don’t need to let the world to know I have them too lol
Post # 7
I had a great first fitting! My Seamstress was amazing, I only needed one fitting – the second one was just me picking up my dress! I had the waist and bust taken I’m, added cups, had it hemmed and had an underbustle added and it was perfect. Good luck on your next fitting!
Post # 8
I loved my first fitting! My seamstress was so great to work with. I also fell even more in love with my dress.