Post # 1
i was wondering whether anyone else has been in this situation. My wedding dress fittings have turned out to be a nightmare. The attached shows the dress now…after fittings! The alterations lady from the shop says she doesn’t understand because she thinks the dress fits me fine (she has seen the photo so I can’t understand that). I am going back again but can’t get an appointment until july (wedding beginning of september). she said that she would try and do somehting but she doesn’t see that anything needs altering.
i am so scared about not having the dress of my dreams. I spoke to another seamstress how said that she could make it better, but could not guarantee getting it looking perfect, like the sample did because of what they have already done.
finally, i spoke to another shop who said that if i order the dress again tomorrow, it can be in by early august on their express delivery. of course it means paying for 2 dresses but then at least my dressmaker can alter it.
i need advice please. as an aside, do you think it looks to short?
Post # 3
I don’t think it looks too short at all. I looks like it touches the floor perfectly to me.
Post # 4
From what you posted above I would recommend going to a different seamstress for further alterations. If you do order a second dress I would definately take it to some one else for alterations. It doesn’t sound like the person you are working with has been very helpful. Also, I don’t think the dress looks too short. Good luck and hang in there, this might be too PollyAnna-ish but thank goodness you have time to figure this out before your wedding!
Post # 5
Is your concern that it is too short? Because it doesn’t look too short at all to me.
Post # 6
I wasn’t sure about the length, but you have put my mind at rest about that.
what i don’t like is the fact that it just does not seem to fit that well. it is too big and baggy around the top half. the fabrci just sags and I haven’t lost any weight in between fittings.
not sure whether to go for another dressmaker for the alterations, or whether to order a new dress and start again.
Post # 7
I agree that it doesn’t look fitted enough through the bodice. Don’t bother going back to the same seamstress, go somewhere else. Look up reviews first.
Post # 8
I have found someone with rave reviews but am worried that they won’t be able to fix it. what do you think?
Post # 9
I agree that it looks big on the bodice and especially the waist. I would go to another seamstress. And if they can’t make it be perfect, have you tried on a sash with the dress? That might be able to fix it… Worth a try…
Post # 10
It does look a little big. I don’t think it is too short at all – but I am just wondering, why are you pursuing alterations now, when your wedding isn’t until September? My seamstress wouldn’t even look at starting alterations until 6 weeks prior to the wedding, with a fitting 3 weeks before the wedding, and a final fitting 1 week prior to the wedding.
Post # 11
The length looks fine, but it does look too big through the middle and bust. I agree with Ms Mini…for my September wedding they wouldn’t see me until 6 weeks before to begin alterations. Take a deep breath, find a new seamstress and make an appointment for late July/early August. A good seamstress will be able to fix the dress.