(Closed) Second fitting!! And some questions…

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper

No advice, just want to say you look stunning in your dress!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

bodices are taken in on the seams, first by opening said seam. The new seam is made, and the excess is cut out. If there is beading to contend with, most of use use needlenose pliers to crush the beading inside the seam.

Post # 5
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

You look fabulous! So gorgeous!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Thats usually something I see done when a seamstress doesnt want to deal with taking in a beaded bodice. Its very irritating to the underarms, not to mention it doesnt lay flat. I would ask her to remove it, and re-do it the right way.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

There’s a possibility the she didn’t want to cut the excess fabric out till she made sure it fit… Once she cuts it out, it’s gone and there’s no going back. I would just check with her and make sure.

Post # 9
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Newbee

@BHB0526:  Sounds like she is trying to make a fast buck. The seam should be taken in and usually re beaded. It should lie flat. Some materials will irritate but that is usually the beads or the embroidery. I’d say find a experiences bridal seamstress.

Post # 11
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Newbee

@aranel1002:  Be satisfied don’t worry about her feelings. Any experienced seamstress will redo at no cost to you.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I suspect she did it because with the double cups, the dress gapped at the top of the neckline. Correct?

The pro way to fix that is to :

  • Check to see if the dress is lined up “center bust”
  • Make sure it isnt riding up at the hip
  • If the gap remains, I take the bodice in at the top of the side seams. Instead of taking in equal amounts on either side of the seam, I cut a “wedge” shape out of the front-side of the seam, drawing the bust of the dress back toward the body. 

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