Dress ordered too small!!! HELP!! 6 weeks to add fabric and alter!!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

Laxydee:  Wow! That is a lot to do. However, 6 weeks should be plenty of time. Adding material (sometimes) is actually easier than taking it out, believe it or not. This seems to be all the dress shop’s fault, and they definitely should fix it.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

Laxydee:  Do you have a photo of the dress? It depends on how it is made, they may be able to just let it out a bit.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

Laxydee:  With satin it should be pretty easy in the seams. How is the back? If it is not already, can they change it to a lace up? If that does not mess with your vision too much. I had to fix a similar issue for a bride and that is what I did. I took the zipper out and replaced it with a lace up back.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Laxydee:  have faith, those seamstresses can work some magic! And yes I think 4 inches for the lace up corset sounds very standard. I’m so sorry this is happening but I’m sure they’ll make it look beautiful for you!! : )

Post # 9
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1131 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Honestly, I would not go through the stress of major alterations with a potential crappy outcome because the store made an error. can you get a new dress from them, or a refund?

Post # 11
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432 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Laxydee:  You’re lucky that there’s a lot of ruching and ruffly stuff going on.  I think it will be easy to hide the fabric they add.  It won’t be invisible, but I don’t think you need to worry about it looking awful. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee

Considering the way that the dress is made, I bet you could add fabric no problem. I know that this is a big deal to you and has you very upset, but this will not make you any less pretty! It is lace up and I really feel like unless she chooses a piece of fabric that doesn’t match, it should be hidden enough that no one would notice (even if you pointed it out). You chose a dress that lends itself to fixing this problem! Good luck 🙂

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

 

Laxydee:  You dress reminds me of Cinderella in my books when I was a child, you will be a beautiful bride. As for the alterations, I think you should make it clear you WILL NOT be paying for that adding fabric part of it. Actually, with all the added stress from their mistake, you should not pay alterations at all, they should offer the hemming to make it up to you.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Laxydee:  I’m afraid I don’t have any helpful advice, but I just wanted to say that there is absolutely no danger of you not looking like a pretty bride – you look fantastic in that dress, even while it’s not fitting right! I love the detail in the bodice, it’s such a pretty dress.

So sorry you’re dealing with this unnecessary stress so close to your big day. Have all my fingers crossed that they get the alterations done a little earlier so that you can relax and be excited about the dress again. Let us know how you get on!

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