(Closed) First fitting, dress altered two sizes too small, is it fixable??

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

As long as she hasn’t cut anything yet, you’re good. The lace will actually help to disguise any small areas where she removes stitches, as opposed to satin. It will be Ok, but get her to make the fixes ASAP and have your second fitting 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@JBF3112:  Yikes! I’m not an alterations expert, but how do you alter a dress if you don’t cut it? Did she just fold the fabric or what?

I think I would take it to a 2nd alterationist to get another opinion on it, and perhaps to get them to fix the mess if they think it is possilbe. I have this exact fear and I have heard more horror stories about alterations than just yours (a size 14 bride needs to have her dress altered to about a size 12 because of weight loss about 6 weeks before the wedding… the alterations department for what ever reason decided by size 12 she meant size 2… yeah… scary place alterations!)

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I’m confused as to how this happened. When you went in with your dress, didn’t you put it on and didn’t she pin it to you? I’m just trying to figure out how, if the dress was on you, the pins could’ve been put somewhere that would’ve caused her to alter it smaller than your body.

Anyway, it can probably be fixed and you have a lot of time left, so I wouldn’t freak out just yet. I would, however, be documenting everything so that if there is a problem, you have legal recourse. I hope you’ve been taking pictures. It will most likely be just fine, but you want to be  prepared.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@JBF3112:  I’m sure different seamstresses work in different ways, but I’ve never had anything altered, not pants, dresses, skirts, 2 wedding dresses… nothing, without putting the clothing on for the seamstress and having her pin it to fit me. How did you find this person? Is she working out of a shop? Were there pcitures of other wedding dresses she has done? As I said before, I’d be paying attention, but I wouldn’t throw in the towel. You may want to make sure she isn’t cutting the fabric, but other than that, lace hides stitches that are removed very well. On my wedding dresses (have been married twice), all alterations were undoable until the work before the final fitting, and I’d imagine that even though this woman has different practices than I am used to that this would still be the case.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Actually there is usually extra fabric in the seam. When it’s done you won’t be able to tell! 🙂

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@JBF3112:  

Hi,

 
Did you have any luck with the seamstress on the alterations? If so can you please post some pictures of the denia without the overlay as I’m also thinking of removing it. I’ve tried to find some photos of the denia without the overlay on the internet but I can’t find any.
 
 
Thanks  

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