- Silver Plum Fairy
- 6 years ago
- Wedding: December 2012
I’ve had some major anxiety about my dress choice, so I was a bit scared when I got the call that it was in last week.
Well on Sunday my future mother in law and I went to get it. I had some worry that the dress wouldn’t fit. The sales lady told me that my bust measurement is a size zero, my waist a size 6, and my hips a size 10! WHAT?!?!? Well, I can tell you that explains a lot about why I hate buying dresses.
I’ve lost about 11 pounds since I started to crack down in March (I bought my gown in April), but my measurements haven’t really changed since I purchased the dress. I had this horrible thought that the dress wouldn’t fit around my hips and that the bust would be ridiculously loose. Well, when I went in the lady did up the inner corset it felt snug, but the fantastic everything is held in place snug, and then she zipped the dress up. IT FITS PERFECTLY! Even the bust! Now I just have to remove a foot off the bottom…
I’m thinking of going with an independent seamstress because this salon wants my first born for the alterations. At least that’s what I think it will end up being because everytime I go the cost to hem increases. When I first went they said $200 for the hem, the second time they said $250, and now they are saying $300. JUST FOR A HEM!
Now I’m not a seamstress and they have explained to me why my dress would be a bit pricer (It’s a scallopped lace hem, so they will have to remove the bottom lace, hem it, and then reattach the scallopped lace plus hem the other layers under the dress.) I just don’t think that $300 sounds reasonable. They told me to budget about $400 for hem and bustle. This is what I thought I would be paying to hem, bustle, and to take the bust in. I also don’t trust them because they keep changing what their pricing is. I wonder why, if they have done so many of these dresses, these costs aren’t more fixed.
So now it is time to shop around for a seamstress.