HELP! Alteration disaster!!! My dress is ruined!

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I’m so so sorry to hear that’s awful do you have any photos of you in it after she has done this that might be helpful to us ? X 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

Oh dear! I’m so sorry, that’s horrible! Post some pics whe. You can so we can come up with some ideas. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Oh my gosh, how absolutely terrible! How long until your wedding? Is the dress at all fixable? Can you get a refund from the seamstress? I am sure if you go to a bridal store and explain your situation, they will be able to help.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Oh god that sounds awful. Is there any way you could change it to a tea length dress (obviously depending on the style)? I can’t think what else you could do about the length now it has been cut too short. The other stuff should be fixable but I would take the dress somewhere else.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@shutterbug43 yes do we will try to help x

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

shutterbug43:  Oh no! I’m so sorry this has happened! The seamstress should definitely give you a refund. How long have you got before the wedding?

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Aug 30th, 2014

It’s hard without seeing the dress, but I’m sure it can be worked around! Fixing the corset modesty panel and bustle loops shouldn’t be a problem.

Some hem recovery ideas:

– Rock the short hem by wearing some amazing shoes. Ankle length dresses aren’t unheard of, you know!

– Hem it into tea length (though you’d lose the train?)

– hem it more into a high-low style

– Add pickups/ ruching down the front to make the short hem look intentional.

– Wear an eye catching petticoat.

– Add a lace hem extension.

– this one is extreme, but: cut the skirt off the dress, add extra complementry fabric at the waist to lengthen the skirt, then reattach.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Aug 30th, 2014

I think you’d be able to source a tulle petticoat to add the extra bit of length. It wouldn’t be very noticiable, in my opinion.

 

Doing a big alteration of the hem is still possible, too. I’ve seen dresses like yours with a high-low skirt before, though obviously if you don’t like that style you shouldn’t go chopping your dress even more:

 

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