Post # 1
Hi Bees! It’s getting to that point in wedding planning where I’m not sure if I”m being a nitpicky bridezilla or just making sure my wedding is as nice as it can be. Backstory:
I live in California. Getting married near my hometown in Illinois, so I flew here last week to stay with my parents and get ready for my wedding in about 2 weeks. At my 2nd to last dress fitting in California, the bodice was not tight enough against my boobs. When I went to pick it up the day before I left, I tried on the dress and asked the seamstress if she was sure the boobs were even. I felt like my right side looked higher and nicer than my left side. She said it looked fine, and English isn’t her first language, so I kept asking about it, but she said it’s fine it’s fine.
I had my hair trial the other day and put the whole look together with my mom. I’m so happy!! But I still feel like my left boob doesn’t look as good as the right, ha. My mom said she can kind of see what I’m talking about, and it’s not a big deal.
I finally got the chance to sit down and inspect the dress today, so when I looked at the cups I realized, whoa, they are totally not symmetrical! The one on my left is lower and closer to the center than the right one, and it’s obvious. So I’m happy to see this all wasn’t in my head.
I can’t take it back to the original seamstress since she’s in California. I’d realllllly rather not pay to get this fixed, but if it’s less than $50, I can swing it for peace of mind. OR I’m a pretty crafty/handy person and consider myself a sewing hobbyist. I’ve altered my own jeans and dresses plenty of times, so maybe I should just tear out those stitches and fix it myself.
What do you think??
Post # 3
I can see what you mean. It’s not terribly obvious but if it’s something that would bug you I would definitely take it to get fixed. I paid about $40 for the actual cups and for them to be sewed in so I would assume it should be less than that.
Post # 4
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@sunsetchristy: LOL it makes me uncomfortable how much time I just spent staring at your bust trying to see a difference. I honestly don’t see it and who is going to be looking at THAT area that intently on your wedding day? Could it just be a size different in your actual breasts making the dress sit differently?
Post # 5
Oh! I see it. Really only in the really close up shot, the distance one looks fine.
Post # 6
I couldn’t see it. I looked at the pictures first to see if I could find anything wrong and then read your post. Even after reading your description of the problem, I still couldn’t see anything.
Post # 7
@sunsetchristy: I voted that it’s no big deal. However, that’san incredibly simple fix if you have a good eye for symetry (or know how to use measuring tape) Ripping out the seam and sewing the cup in the way you want would be easy peasy.
Post # 8
Going to get personal here, are your boobs different sizes? I have probably a 1/2 cup difference between the two, and that could account for why the dress sits every so slightly differently on the right than the left. But I agree with @mchitt329, I had to stare at your bust for far to long to even notice the difference. I would hope no one would be staring at your bust like that on your wedding! I think it is fine to not try additional alterations.
ETA: didn’t realize you noticed the cups were sewn in differently. I think that is something you could easily fix yourself if you wanted to, or still just leave it.
Post # 9
I wouldn’t have noticed it if you hadn’t said anything. I really had to look for it to notice.
Post # 10
@sunsetchristy: I see what you mean, but I wouldn’t have noticed it if you didn’t mention it. I think it looks fine.
Post # 11
I can see it, but I never would have noticed if I wasn’t looking for it. If you’re confident with sewing, then I think you can probably fix it yourself. I doubt it would be an expensive adjustment if you took it to someone professional.
I wouldn’t do nothing though- it will drive you nuts in your photos, and those are forever!
Post # 12
I really wouldn’t have noticed anything if you hadn’t mentioned the subject and it wasn’t until you posed the close-up of the cups that I could see any evidence of anything being uneven. If it really bugs you (and I suspect it would me!) you could easily unpick and resew the cups.
Post # 14
If you looked at everyone else’s dresses, it wouldn’t be too hard find asymmetry. Our left side isn’t the same as our right, even our face shows it. I really wouldn’t bother. Also, best to show the photo first but mention concnetrate on boobs for ten secs and then ask did you notice they were uneven. Tbh, I don’t even know how a seamstress can fix it. I’d say just relax and enjoy your two weeks!!
Post # 15
Wouldn’t have noticed if you didn’t say anything. Since you did I do see it. Get it fixed if it bugs you – I would.
Post # 16
yes the left one looks lower/ more to the side. It looks like it would be a fairly easy fix