Had a custom tulle skirt made and it doesn't fit and I've got two days left..

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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42522 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

KatieBee11:  A seamstress can easily make a slit on the inside of the waistband, or open the side seam if there is one, and insert a piece of elastic, hiding the stitching in the side seams. The elastic only needs to be in the back. The gathers will be spread out evenly across the back.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Other than the gaping waist, do you like the skirt or is it just all messed up?

Are you still in the area where she could fix it? You paid her so she definitely needs to fix it or give you some sort of partial refund, I think.

If you’re not near her now (sorry, I couldn’t tell if you were saying you’d already left) is there a seamstress/alterations shop/dry cleaner you could find to make a quick fix?

Post # 5
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42522 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

KatieBee11:  I hope you didn’t pay her full fee for that attitude and the poor fit. Do you have a twitter account? Tweet out your dilemma and I know a seamstress or tailor will come to your rescue.

Do you have a mall where you live? Often there is a small alterationist shop in the mall. This is a job that I, or anyone with a modicum of sewing skills, could do in 5 minutes. Play the “bride” card.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

KatieBee11:  start googling a seamstress in NY now. You can even look for a tailor, since you’d really only need a quick fix. Hell, even some dry cleaners do slight alterations. Some major department stores even have an alterations department. You’ve got options, just make a few calls.

Good luck and congratulations!

Post # 7
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481 posts
Helper bee

KatieBee11:  If you can sew at all, that’s a really easy fix. If it has an elastic waist, you can cut open the inside of the seam at the waist, cut the elastic an inch or two shorter, sew the cut edges together, then close the seam you opened. If it’s not an elastic waist, that’s even easier: just sew a new seam an inch or so inside of where the side seams are (depending on where the zipper is). It’s a really easy fix – let me know if you want to do it yourself and need help! (I used to be a seamstress)

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

KatieBee11:  Wow that is unacceptable of her! I would be asking for a refund. How much did you pay for it?

In the meantime, can you try pinching the waist portion and pinning with heavy duty ppins on the inside?

Post # 10
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42522 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

KatieBee11:  As both I and another pp have said, it is an easy fix by inserting some elastic in the back. If there are no side seams, the seamstress will simply make a slit in the inside of the waistband to insert the elastic, stitch it in place with the stitching showing only on the inside of the waistband, then handstitch the slit closed, You will not see it at all from the outside.

You could order a slip from Amazon and have it delivered to where you will be staying in New York.

http://www.amazon.com/Shadowline-Flare-Half-Slip-BLACK/dp/B004WMTJFE/ref=sr_1_6?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1411876349&sr=1-6&keywords=full+length+slip

If you want me to find a store that carries full length slips, PM me where you live.

Honestly, this problem is solveable.

Post # 11
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481 posts
Helper bee

Wow, that’s way too big. If you’re comfortable doing it, you could make seams, yourself.  Turn it inside out, fold it in half (with the zipper going down the center), then sew a seam down each side of the ribbon. If not, I agree with whoever suggested a dry cleaner.

Post # 12
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481 posts
Helper bee

Ooh, just thought of this! Could you sew the scarf to the waistband? Leave the few inches around the zipper free so you’ll be able to pull it tighter – turn the scarf into a sash?

She should really give you a refund; she should’ve made it in the size you requested.

Post # 14
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42522 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

KatieBee11:  You can get overnight delivery from Amazon. You can also get a seamstress to take care of the skirt tomorrow. Rather than drive everywhere, look up the dry cleaners, seamstresses and tailors in your area and start phoning first thing in the morning.

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