(Closed) ieie dress maker? seriously thinking about going that route..

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
Member
558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Honestly, I would probably just buy the actual dress you’re looking at.  You seem to be really taken by it, and the difference in cost doesn’t seem worth it given all possible risks….especially if you put a monetary value on all the time you’ve spent thinking about this!!

As far as the etsy dress goes, here are my thoughts:

I think you have so many options that it is a little overwhelming for other bees to give input. Honestly, I think you should follow your heart and choose the options you think are best (as far as dress details go).

I wouldn’t count on not having to have it altered, even if it is made to your specs…did you see the post where rabbit said her etsy dress came in too small?  I WOULD definitely have a professional seamstress measure you to help limit risk of mismeasurement. And, have you tried on the actual dress you’re in love with to make sure it ABSOLUTELY works on your body?

19 reviews is ok, but honestly, I try to pick sellers on etsy that have at least a hundred reviews.   That’s all personal comfort level, though! And, the vast majority of etsy sellers are great!

As far as protecting yourself goes, don’t most major credit cards allow you to dispute charges if you are not given the product/specifications you paid for?  But, in terms of possible wrong size, that seems like a crappy thing to do to the vendor, who wasn’t able to measure you herself.

 

Post # 6
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2 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2011

have you decided to purchase from her? the reason I ask is because I am currently going through her. I want to hear what your experience has been so far.

Post # 7
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25 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

The lace would cost

More than that!! She obviously uses the cheapest fabrics!

Post # 8
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3 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Here was my experience:

If I could change one thing about my wedding, it would have been the dress.  I asked that it be customized.  I got a bad feeling about the lack of communication but had already committed to the dress.  When I received the dress, there were a lot of things wrong with it.  The top layer of the dress did not match up with the bottom layer as it does in the picture.  The dress was way too short.  And sadly, the customizations that I had asked for and had even sent pictures back and forth with feedback from the dressmaker, they weren’t done properly.  I asked for a ruffle around the top to hang off the shoulders, I got a ruffle around the bodice of the dress instead.  I asked for thin straps, the dress came with them almost in a V shape around my neck.  I was so upset.  I contacted the dressmaker, she accused me of sending the wrong measurements (which have been double-checked and do not match at all with the skirt of the dress) and offered to fix the dress only if I payed more.  Since I no longer trusted her and was running short on time, I asked for extra fabric so I could take it to a local seamstress.  She did send the extra fabric and gave me a credit of $50.  It cost me a couple hundred dollars to make the dress wearable.  The seamstress couldn’t use the extra fabric, she said the dress had been made on industrial equipment that she couldn’t match.  We tried to fix the ruffle and the straps but ended up removing all of it.  The seamstress had to fix the way the dress was gathered, it was very puffy on one side and not on the other.  She was able to add a little length onto the bottom layer of the dress but I had to settle for wearing flats instead of the 3 inch heels that I had purchases and had been measured in.  It was horrible.  The dress was pretty after the alterations but it wasn’t what I wanted.  I cringe when I look at the pictures and am very disappointed.  After all the money I feel that I wasted on this dress, I could have paid more and gotten a dress that I loved.

 

Feel free to contact me for photos.

Post # 10
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14 posts
Newbee

@ctbburn:  did you like the seamstress you took your dress to better? does that seamstress make custom dresses? thank you and i am so sorry you had a bad experience

Post # 11
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3 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@cari2655:  The seamstress that worked on my dress doesn’t make custom wedding dresses.  She was limited on what she could fix on some parts of my dress and explained that it’s because some of the dress was clearly made by factory equipment, which she would not be able to match with her shop equipment. 

Post # 12
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8 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2017

@MsInterpret Did you go with the seamstress? I found her website, and it seems like a good deal. Please tell me about your experience with ieieshop.com

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