Post # 1
The place that made our bridesmaid dresses went into receivership the other week but luckily we had paid them off in full so we got them off the liquidators. The place that made them basically did a shoddy job of them. They are supposed to flow out from under the bust but they made them too narrow the whole way down that the zip at the back bulges out really badly and overlaps itself. We took them to an alterations place to see what could be done but there’s no more material that can be let out on the dresses. She said the only thing we can do is tuck the material under that is bulging and pin it on the inside of the dress to flatten it out 🙁 this means that part of the zip will be tucked under too which looks weird we cant really cover that part of the dress with anything as it would hide the nice jewel detail at the front of the dress. I’m so annoyed we paid all this money and they did a bad job of the dresses. I can’t even complain to them as the store no longer exists now and I don’t want to look for new dresses and spend more money when the wedding is 8 weeks away 🙁
Post # 3
@cuddlz88: Aww, sorry to hear this. Have you got pictures of the dresses? Bees might be able to suggest something else.
Post # 4
@cuddlz88: Sorry you are having to deal with this.
Can you post a pic? Easier to make suggestions.
Are the dresses long or short?If they are long and you are ok with short dresses, you could have them hemmed short and use the extra fabric for alterations.
Post # 5
I’m not sure what this would cost for alterations but would it be possible to convert them to corset backs?
Post # 6
@TealMarie: the dresses are still currently with the alterations place being taken up and taken in so i cant send a pic right now. They are long we want to keep them long as my sister has a thing about not liking her legs so we wouldnt have the extra material to do anything like that.
The alterations lady said she could cut out material where its gaping and then re-attach the dress but she said that would be pointless and a waste of money as the dress would still need to be tucked under anyway because they didnt make them properly.
The shop stuffed up originally with the sizes and made two 12’s instead of two 14’s so they wouldnt even zip up originally. They let them out so they zip up now but they dont fit properly around the waist theyre a bit too tight as they were made too narrow which is what is causing the gaping to happen. I have a picture of the gaping problem so you can see what i mean.
The lady just said where its gaping is where it will need to be tucked under so it is smoothed out at the back.. it looks ok when she does (a much better look than the gape) but its just not supposed to be that way and i hope people dont notice.
Post # 7
@cuddlz88: Can you get a contrasting sash made?
Post # 8
@Bazingau: I agree!!
If the picture shows what the problem is, then a sash would be a great fix. No one would know and it would look super cute.
Post # 9
@Calyse: i couldnt really have a sash as it would cover up the nice jewel at the front of the dress and thats the main feature. Theres no real way to hide the issue. It will look better than what is in the photo though cuz it hasnt been tucked under there.. oh well hopefully the people who dont know about the problem wont notice
Post # 10
@cuddlz88: Have a sash sewn into the sides of the dress so that the front stays the way it is, but you can tie it in a bow in the back!
Post # 11
@SweetartMD: Yes! That would look great I think. It would hide the ripples and nip their waists in without ruining the jewel on the front.