Seamstress tore tulle on my dress- what would YOU do?q

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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3268 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@MrsEME:  Well, how apparent is it that the dress has changed because of the tear? It sounds like she did a good job of covering it up.

I’m a seamstress, and in that position I would probably offer a small discount. I would certainly be willing to give one– maybe $15, or 5-10%, depending on how much the alterations came to– if I did that.

Ask her, nicely. She probably feels bad, but of course sewing is her income and if she did a good job concealing the tear (which is a small tear), she is probably not going to immediately offer a discount on her own. If you ask, I imagine she would be fine with giving you a small discount.

Post # 4
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939 posts
Busy bee

@MrsEME:  I think it depends. If she fixes it and it looks great I would probably just live with it. if it looks less than great then I would be expecting a discount. if she doesn’t offer one ( which she very well might when you go to pay) I would ask for one. It seems like she is a nice person and it was an honest mistake that she is doing her best to fix, so I would go by how well she fixes it.

Post # 6
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1548 posts
Bumble bee

@MrsEME:  a rip in tulle can be mended but that may not be her expertise as it is very difficult. Maybe you can see if any other tailor specializes in that aspect of dresses

Post # 7
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3394 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@babypearls:  +1 I think it is possible to repair torn tulle, there’s a technique called invisible mending which can work wonders. I would call around to some of the best bridal/couture seamstresses in your area and get some second opinions. Is it too late to stop your seamstress from doing what she plans to do to hide the tear?

In response to your original question – yes, I would probably expect/ask for a small discount.

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