First Dress fitting horrible

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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17 posts
Newbee

@Ratchit99:  Oh man! This sounds aweful. I haven’t had my first fitting yet, so I’m courious to see if this is the norm.

Post # 4
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304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My seamstress was so chill, definitely didn’t have to stand perfectly still for that long! In fact, the last thing she did was my hem! I had to get my dress taken in a lot so she did that first because sometimes that changes the length, but even then she just pinned a few spots to show how much to take it up and that was it. 

I did go to a private seamstress.. I’ve had other dresses altered and its definitely every place you go. 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I had mine yesterday.  My seamstress was very nice, but it took us awhile to figure out what to do about the bustle.  It’s a ballgown (though not a huge one) and originally I had wanted a French bustle in the back.  The netting layer on top of the skirt is actually longer than the satin train underneath, so I had to go for a traditional bustle instead, and it ended up looking much better.  Miraculously, whien I put my heels on, the dress was exactly the right length, so at least I don’t have to have anything taken off of the bottom!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I had my first fitting on Friday. My seamstress was lovely, very chatty and put me right at ease. I was there for an hour and a half but the last 20 minutes was us chatting lol.

She discussed a lot of different options for hemming (I have lace detail on the bottom of my skirt making it very difficult) and we figured out how to butsle it.

I was a little worried about going to her as my first choice was fully booked up but I’m glad it has worked out.

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