Custom measurements for dressilyme – how did they work out??

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How did your custom measurement dress fit?
    It was spot on! : (4 votes)
    44 %
    Almost there ... Alterations not really needed. : (1 votes)
    11 %
    The dress ran way bigger than the requested measurements. : (4 votes)
    44 %
    The dress was too small despite giving correct measurements. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 4
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    224 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @MsquareM:  My dress from dressilyme was waaayyy too big. I opted for a corset back for a little extra room if necessary, but i could literally sew the two edges together and it would still be much too large. the length, however, was spot on…so there’s that at least. I wont even get into all of my other issues with the dress :p. Taking it to a seamstress soon and praying for the best.

    Post # 6
    Member
    88 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    The first dress I ordered was too big (probably my fault because I probably overestimated slightly in the shoulders and waist). But the measurements for the second dress I ordered were spot on and it fits soo much better than the first one! Hope that helps!

    Post # 7
    Member
    224 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    the dress itself isn’t awful…it’s just not what I ordered…lol. I guess it’s similar enough? the dropped waist was supposed to be flush with the skirt, but instead is all bunchy and poufy, and there are horizontal pleats on the bodice of the replica that were not on the original. I already have a wide frame for my size, so the last thing I wanted was horizontal “stripes” to exaggerate that.  I did make a couple of posts – but here are some of the pics

    Post # 8
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    4 posts
    Wannabee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I decided to pay for custom sizing since my hips are small relative to my chest and waist and I’m also short (5’3″). My dress was surprisingly large (2-3 inches too big at the bust, 1.5 inches at the waist, 2 inches too long)…which was even more surprising because I asked for the waist a half inch smaller than my measurements because I expected that I’d probably lose a small amount of weight before the wedding and erred on the side of 1inch too short on the dress (the non custom dress is about 5″ longer than what I entered, so I couldn’t have been far off). Unfortunately the fit is so far off that I need to get serious alterations, which is going to make this unexpectedly expensive since the length needs adjusting. (Too long even with my 4 inch heels!). This is worsenes by the fact that I had asked for no train, and they gave me a chapel length train despite that we had confirmed no train in our email conversation!

    While the dress is still an OK value, it’s still sad that the fit was that far off since I did pay extra for what they claimed was an out of stock dress that they had to make from scratch for me. So, dont keep your hopes up on sizing unless you ask for updates and double/triple confirmations throughout the process. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    343 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @MsquareM:  I ordered my dress from Dressilyme and had it customed made. I made the measurements myself and the dress turned out perfect! I also had the belt and cascading flowers made in black vs all white.

    Post # 14
    Member
    224 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @MsquareM:  So I saw my seamstress today…Ive decided not to change the bodice due to the cost, but I am getting the dress taken in and she is going to fix the skirt by removing the gather and doing wide pleats instead so hopefully that will give it a smoother look. She is charging me $190 for these alterations ($40 for taking it in and $150 for fixing the skirt) – which is actually (from what I’ve heard) on the low end for alterations anyway – bringing my dress to a total cost (including shipping and alterations) of $390. still not a bad deal. I had a friend spend $400 on alterations alone!! I think if you use your measurements, you should be fine – just anticipate that you may still need alterations anyway. I definitely wouldn’t go bigger ‘just in case’ 🙂 Good luck – can’t wait to see pictures!!

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