(Closed) Please help me calm down about this.

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Rugelach:  did you talk to them about exchanging it for the right size?  this is clearly an error on their part and you shouldn’t have to worry about your dress being butchered or anything else that shouldnt have happened in the first place.

Post # 5
484 posts
Helper bee

@Rugelach:  No need to panic! Deep breath! Everything will be ok!!

You’ve got well over a month to sort this out – the seamstress knows what she’s doing and can make it fit beautifully. And perhaps you can get a corset back put in which would solve all problems in one easy step.

Other tips would be cut down on caffeine and salty foods to reduce water retention, take up pilates and watch what you eat for the coming month. 

But really, it’ll be fine!!!!

Post # 6
1095 posts
Bumble bee

I’m sorry this happenned to you! It’s hard to get the size right on, few people fall within the size chart measurements exactly… If the seamstress says it will be fine, I would listen to her… Where did the dress feel tight? what is the style like? Seamstresses can usually work magic, they deal with things like this all the time! Don’t freak out!

Post # 7
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Sorry to hear your troubles! The size 8 should have fitted you but I know that what is a size 8 for one designer can be slightly different to another. I know that Priscilla of Boston wedding dresses that are a size 8 is more like a size 6 in street clothes but with Impression wedding dresses a size 8 is more like size 8-10 in street clothes. It depends with each designer.

I purchased a Priscilla of Boston wedding dress and I purposely bought a size 8 and it was the biggest incentive for me to lose weight. In my mind, there was no other choice that I had to fit in my wedding dress and because of that knowledge I lost close to 20 pounds.

Good luck and everything will be all right.

Post # 9
586 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Just try to stay calm, I know that is easier said than done.

If the seamstress thinks she can let it out to enough she is most likely right since its her job and probably has been doing it for quite some time. As a back up plan, if it makes you feel any better, you could get a corset put in. I’m sure she will resize it as quick as she can to relieve your stress and keep you from worrying.

Post # 10
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t know if it interests you, but I’ve also heard of seamstresses taking out zippers and adding a corset back.

Post # 11
828 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If you got the zipper to come together at all and the seamstress says that she can let it out, then I don’t think that you need to worry about it. It sounds like it’s only a little too small. I would make the shop pay for that part of the alterations, though since it was their mistake.

As for the diet and exercise. Exercising has been proven to help relieve some stress, so it would probably be a good idea for you.

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