OMG!! Alterations messed up my dress!!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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900 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@readbakesmile:  Ummm – I’m pissed at your FMIL for you.  What a wretched woman – that bullshit about blaming you about the random beading they added?  What was that about?

Keep your dress away from that woman and that terrible shop!  Keep us updated and good luck.

Post # 5
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3394 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@readbakesmile:  Oh my. That’s really tragic. 🙁  Maybe you can post a pic. Maybe it’s not as bad as it seems.

Post # 7
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822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@readbakesmile:  I’m so sorry to hear that!  But I’m glad you chose to just take it somewhere else.  I went to a local shop for alterations & he had to make adjustments a few times for me.  One of those times I was really worried we had ruined the dress & I had less than a week left until the wedding!!  But that last round was amazing and the dress was exactly what I wanted.  I just wanted to share that incase it helps to hear that someone else felt that way & it worked out in the end.  Good luck!!  The fitting can be such a sensitive thing for us women & I hope you feel amazing in the end!

Post # 8
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3268 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@readbakesmile:  What BS!!!! Oh MY! I REALLY hope the recommended seamstress you’re taking it to can fix it!

I’m a seamstress myself and from your description of what those people did to your dress, they have NOOOOOO CLUE about how to alter a dress. NONE. One DOES NOT take in a bodice at the CENTER of it. I’m mad for you!!!!!

And, FYI, it is entirely possible to pull the train of a dress underneath the rest of the skirt and pin it up inside so the hem is relatively even. Bullshit that that’s “not possible.” Ridiculous! Of course it it possible. It is easier than bustling! It may result in some poufyness at the back bottom of the dress if the skirt flares, but if that’s what you wanted, that’s what they should have done. The point of being a seamstress is to alter clothing the way the customer needs/wants it altered; professional advice and knowledge contributions are fine, but nothing more! They should never have told you that what you wanted wasn’t possible and made you do something you didn’t like, since what you wanted is entirely possible.

The issue with the pleating on the bodice being puffed out is because the bodice hasn’t been taken in correctly. I hope no cutting of the fabric was done. 

The seamstress you’re taking it to should be able to undo the damage, remove the freaking fake rhinestones and pearls from the skirt (eeewww, sounds like such an ugly unwanted addition!), and take the bodice in at the side seams as it should be, leaving the pattern of pleating on the bodice front smooth and fitting correctly.

UGH! I’m sorry you have to deal with this mess! And wow, FMIL does deserve to be reprimanded somehow for causing so much stress and mistakes– after the wedding though!

Post # 10
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1259 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Wow… you poor thing. You have every right to freak out. I really hope the dress gets fixed and it is perfect.

Post # 11
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286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@readbakesmile:  OMG so sorry for the unnecessary and added stress the week before your wedding.  I am keeping my fingers crossed for you that the other seamstress can fix it. 

Post # 12
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957 posts
Busy bee

Oh wow. I can just feel the stress you must be under. I hope everything turns out okay. Please keep us updated.

Post # 13
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412 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Hugs!  I’m so sorry you are going through this.  I will cross my fingers that everything can be undone and fitted properly!

Post # 14
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208 posts
Helper bee

oh. my. god.

I would literally be crying. I read this whole thing with my mouth wide open.

I am literally in awe at the stupidity. You better BELIEVE I would kill someone that added random crap to my dress.

 

HOLYYYY CRAP. I sincerely hope everything works out for you.

PLEASE PLEASE keep us posted. I really want to here a success story from this.

Post # 15
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802 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Backyard Forest

Oh the horror!!!! My fingers are majorly crossed for you that things are much much better after tonight!!

Post # 16
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1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

omg I’m so sorry!! WHAT THE FREAKIN HELL! I’d be sooooooo upset. Why are people making alterations that suck and then doing ones that weren’t even discussed!?!? what the flying freak! i’m so pissed for you. Let us know how everything turns out! good luck *hugs*

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