My seamstress ruined my dress!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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636 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Do you have a picture of the dress? perhaps you could add lace on the bottom?

Post # 4
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567 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@frommisstomrs.:  Show us a picture so we can see what we are working with pretty please? What kind of shoes are you wearing? Maybe you can wear a shoe with a lower heel

Post # 5
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1343 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@frommisstomrs.:  Okay! Well try to calm down the best you can so you can think rationally. What kind of dress do you have? Can you show us the model picture? That will give us a better picture of what can be done.  There are so many things that can be done to have the dress salvaged! 

For example, maybe a cool crinoline or a colored crinoline? That wouldn’t totally fix how short it is, but it would definitely look beautiful. Also, you could get some kick-ass shoes to show off! 

 

You could also get some tulle added to the top? Or some women do this: 

Or you could buy one of these 

Post # 7
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374 posts
Helper bee

If you post a pic, we can be more helpful! If it’s tulle, it should be pretty easy to attach some more layers to add length! I also agree with adding a lace hem at the bottom. And regardless, your seamstress needs to show some accountability! I’m so sorry this happened to you!

Post # 8
Hostess
9919 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@frommisstomrs.:  wowza!  Was the amount to cut off measured?  I would ask to see the material removed from the dress to confirm that the amount removed it what was agreed upon and go from there.  If she’s not able to provide it, she best be coming up with some answers and FAST

Post # 9
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1343 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@frommisstomrs.:  Also, try to find another seamstress. One with amazing reviews who can help work with you! 

Post # 10
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852 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

 

I would suggest wearing shoes with a lower heel……

Post # 11
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374 posts
Helper bee

Ok I went and looked at past pics you’ve posted of your dress. You’re right, that does look like it could be tricky 🙁 But the good news is that DB is known for their dresses coming in VERY quickly. Truthfully, I feel like the seamstress should buy you a new dress. If your ANKLES are showing, she obviously made a very big mistake!  Good luck and let us know how it turns out!

Post # 12
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11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

wear flats?

Post # 14
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1599 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I would be surprised if your seamstress didn’t have insurance to cover these kinds of things. she should purchase you a replacement.

Post # 15
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11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@frommisstomrs.:  I loved my shoes too but honestly, I was dying in them after just 15 minutes and switched immediately to flats.  Also, no one is going to see them!  If the seamstress isn’t able to fix the dress or willing to buy you a new dress, then I think that’s the best option.  You could also wear your dress with flats for the ceremony and switch to a short reception dress with the shoes you love?  

Post # 16
Hostess
9919 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@frommisstomrs.:  that’s a DB dress right?  (I think I tried it on…) If your seamstress doesn’t have the fabric she cut from your dress (which I think she might be able to reattach given the pattern of the dress) then I would tell her she needs to buy you a new dress from DB (Mine arrived in 10 days) OR contact DB and see if they can get you additional fabric for your dress and have her put it back on.

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