(Closed) HELP! My dress just came in and it's ripped!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Member
2 posts
Wannabee

It doesnt seem like a rip to me… I do alterations, and i see this often on dresses with pleats, there can never be enought fabric to make the dress with pleats a whole, so they leave somefabric unsewn inside pleats… Just take it to the seamstress and she will sew it together if it bothers you. Or you can take needle and thread and lightly sew the two parts yourself… 

 

Its the way they make the dress…

Post # 5
Member
2 posts
Wannabee

Usually it is only in one spot… 

 

Maybe you just didnt pay attention to it before, and maybe it just wasnt there on other dresses… But i see this very-very often… Its an easy fix if it bothers you or if the pleat opens up and the opening is seen… 

 

I hope you end up being happy with the dress!

Post # 6
Member
202 posts
Helper bee

I actually have an allure dress I bought that has a hidden hole on the left side of it at the hip, where a pleat is.  It’s hidden by some fabric flowers on the outer layer of the dress.  I took it to a tailor to get it fitted and asked her about the hole, and she said that it has to be there otherwise it’ll lay weird and it won’t look right.  I was worried and thought it would bother me, but when I put it on and look in the mirror, you can’t tell at all that its there.

Post # 7
Member
807 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

This is a sample dress, this means you bought this dress knowing that it’s been used as a sample therefore you should have expected it wouldn’t be perfect. Like another poster said take it to someone who mends dresses and ask for their opinion as it may well be part of the design. If its not part of the design I wouldn’t worry too much as the opening is in a pleat and could be easily fixed for the day by using double sided fabric sticky tape or something. 

Post # 8
Member
1719 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@futureMRSsmith4489:  This sucks!  I wouldn’t stress over this.  I also agree with the other PPs about hidden seams/pleatings.  It looks like something that can be fixed since it is hidden on the inside. 

I know it was a sample dress but like you, I wouldn’t except to look for rips like this. 

Post # 9
Member
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I agree with PP it doens’t look like a rip.  It looks like an unfinished edge, whether it was intentional or it was missed when it was manufactured.  Take it to a seemstress- that should be about a five minute fix.

Post # 10
Member
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’ve seen this in some dresses I’ve tried on. I’m sure it can be sewn or maybe it is there so it lays correctly and doesn’t tug like it would if you had it sewn.

Post # 11
Member
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would be the same. I wouldn’t want a ‘repaired’ dress. BUT, if you love your dress, try and see past it. It can definately be fixed to look perfect, no one will ever know!

Post # 12
Member
211 posts
Helper bee

My dress has this on one pleat all the way around the skirt,so that for short brides (like me) it can be made shorter without losing the pretty details on the hem.  I never noticed it until the store owner told me about it. 

Don’t stress, your seamstress will make sure your dress looks just the way you want it to.

Post # 13
Member
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Most pleated dresses (and I think all pleated Maggies) have this.  It’s so you can do alterations easier without “ruining” the pleats.  Just have a seamstress tack it back together.  Not a big deal at all.

Post # 14
Member
1 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@futureMRSsmith4489:  I have a VERY similar dress. It has a drop waist with a bias angle across the hip. The fabric wraps across my waist from right to left and gathers low at my left hip where it’s tucked in with the appliques. My dress also has this exact same hidden opening. It allows the fabric to lay against my hip smoothly without bunching or making the fit n’ flare silhouette too tight in that area since it drops so low on my hip on that side of the dress. I can’t speak for certain on your dress, but I know mine wouldn’t create the form fitting, but totally smooth silhouette without that disguised area. It’s like the dress equivelent of shocks in a car. It’s there to take the brunt of any of your movements by opening, closing, bunching, etc so that none of the visible areas of your dress will yank, bunch, or go wonky when you bend or turn. It’s a cleverly hidden system meant to dole out any needed slack so dresses that fit like a glove won’t tear or look ill fitting when you lean over to eat a piece of cake:)

The topic ‘HELP! My dress just came in and it's ripped!’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors