(Closed) Where can I get a dress custom made?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Are you thinking a Chinese company? If so, from personal experience, DO NOT go with ebay. And if you do, make sure you know the EXACT date you have to file a claim. Long story short, I ordered one from there, realized the seller closed their ebay account a couple days too late of the claim period so neither ebay nor paypal would help me. I emailed the company, they said the dress was shipped. Well needless to say, I never received the dress or got my money back. So they basically stole my money and I received nothing in return. Make sure you do your research and know how to protect yourself and your money. Good luck…hope yours is better than mine!

Post # 5
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2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I would do a seach on weddingbee about alterations. I do recall a bride who uses a particular wedding alterations seamstress in Wilmington who happens to do quincenera dresses, prom dresses, etc.

Also do a search on Yelp.com because you’ll be surprised what you’ll find.  I would not go the China route because we have a great Garment District and I believe it will be easier for you to find someone locally to make the dress you desire.

Good Luck!!!

Post # 6
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328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yeah I did it super early too since I would have tons of time if it ended up looking horrid. Too bad I never received it in the first place! There’s a couple places that a lot of bees seem to talk about on here..Jeff Liu and dressilyme(?) something like that. You should search the posts for reviews of them. It does seem to be common that simple dresses tend to turn out nice, while dresses with lace or a lot of beading don’t turn out that great. The lace they use isn’t really lace, and the beading isn’t high quality, so if there isn’t a lot of lace/beading, or if you’re ok with it not being exact, there is a better chance you will be happy with the purchase. Just make sure you are spending an amount of money that you are comfortable taking a chance with, knowing that you may hate it and will possilby need to find something else. But it’s good you are doing it early because I’ve also noticed that they do a much better job if they have more time and aren’t rushed. Also, ask for pictures of progress, and ask to see pictures of the final product BEFORE it is shipped, so you will know if you like it and if it’s up to par. (These are things I obviously did not do and wish I’d known before!) I think some people on here also worked out deals with the dress makers where they pay half, but don’t pay the other half until after they have seen pictures of the finished product and give the OK to ship.

And of course you could also try the seamstress route! Will probably be quite a bit more expensive, but if you can physically talk to someone in a shop, see their work in person, etc….the money might be worth the ease of mind!

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