Post # 1
As I mentioned in another thread, my seamstress took in the bust of my dress and I think the halter strap ended up looking weird as a result. It’s now too narrow IMO. I only have a week to try to fix it and this is further complicated because I’m getting married in another state so I have to find another tailor to do it! If i can’t fix it, which do you think is the lesser evil: Should I still wear the halter strap dress with the odd halter, or should I switch to my “backup” dress? (Yes, I bought a cheap backup dress because somehow I sensed that things might go awry).
This is the halter dress that I have been intending to wear – and this shows the halter the way it looks currently with the weird alteration:
This is the backup dress, though it doesn’t show it in an ideal situation since I was just trying it on quickly to get an idea of what it looks like :
Post # 3
@saffy: I’d still stick with the halter dress IMO it’s much nicer on you. It looks like the straps just need to be moved out towards your underarms more!
Post # 4
I’m sure it won’t be too hard to fix, i’d stick with your original dress.
Post # 5
A tailor should be able to fix that no problem in a few hours. Moving straps is easy!
Post # 6
I see what you’re talking about that the strap isn’t quite right but it should be a simple fix. Call an alterations person in the location you need & get yourself on their schedule ASAP!
(That said, I do like your backup dress, but you don’t want to feel like you had to “settle” for backup over somethign so simple…)
Post # 7
Moving the straps is a pretty simple fix. If you have any sewing experience (or if you have a friend/relative who can sew), this can be taken care of in well under an hour. I get that you may not feel confident doing it yourself, but seriously, before panicking and looking for a tailor/seamstress in a remote location, I would start asking around among the people I know who might be able to lend a hand. Yes, it’s a wedding gown – but, at the end of the day, it’s just fabric. It won’t be difficult to move the straps a few inches.
Post # 8
Another vote for the original dress.
All it needs is for the straps to be moved out a little and it will be fine!
Post # 9
@saffy: Hey girl! How was the wedding??? What did you end up doing about your dress?
Post # 10
I like your main dress better. Can she cut the halter straps off and move it more towards your armpit? I think it just got moved in too much and needs to be spread apart more. Or cut off all together.