(Closed) My dress is too small!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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540 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My mom is a seamstress and it can be done, but I understand how you wouldn’t trust them after all that happened.  Are they going to charge you to let the dress out?  I sure hope not.

Either way, alterations done by the dress shops tend to be more expensive than independent alteration shops.  My mom gets all sorts of botched dresses needing reconstruction and the brides are often disappointed that they paid more than they should have at the bridal salon.

If you do decide to go elsewhere though, make sure you do research and read reviews!  The dress can be let out, but a good seamstress makes all the difference.  Good luck (the dress is beautiful)!

Post # 4
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302 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My mom worked at Kleinfelds for years and she says it can be done.

I would look for a different seamstress though. I feel like, well I don’t like to think bad of anyone, but she may have intentionally ordered the wrong size so that you would have to pay to get it altered. I’ve read stories of some bridal shops intentionally ordering wrong sizes just for that purpose.

She should offer to fix it at no cost to you, but I would still look for a different seasmstress.

Post # 5
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828 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I thought that typically they would order the dress that would fit your largest measurement and then take in the rest. So if your hips are a size 6 but your waist is a size 4, you order a 6 and take in the waist.

Since you got it zipped, it sounds like it is just a little too small which can be adjusted, but if you haven’t changed sizes, I would insist that the shop pay for letting it out as it was their mistake.

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