(Closed) Alterations – Yay or Nay

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Were you happy with your dress AFTER alterations?
    Yes I was happy - had major alterations and it looked great! : (5 votes)
    31 %
    Had some alterations and the dress looked great after : (9 votes)
    56 %
    Had a lot of alerations done and hated the way it turned out! : (0 votes)
    No alterations for me - I was lucky to find a dress that fit in all the right places! : (2 votes)
    13 %
    Too many alterations needed or couldnt be done - purchased another dress at the last minute! : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    2385 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I absolutely adore that dress! Who makes it? And I would worry about alterations when you get to them. Nothing you can do now, so don’t worry.

    Post # 5
    413 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    They either sat on the order, or the store may be on a credit hold with MS. Their dresses have a 16-20 week delivery. Sometimes they are late a week or two, but not months late.

    in any case, this dress is very easy to alter. You should be just fine ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 7
    1293 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @purple_sofia:  The dress is beautiful! I think the alterations will be fine. I had mine taken in about 4-5 inches and was quite worried how it would turn out. (I bought a used dress off the weddingbee classified section.) It did have detailing/appliques, similar to your dress so, my seamstress had to take off the detailing first to take it in. It did cost me a pretty penny, about $525.00, but in the end, it was worth it!

    Regarding the length of time you have waited…junky. I hope it is just that it’s the holidays and the mail is running slower than normal.  I think you made a wonderful choice.

    Post # 9
    1293 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @purple_sofia:  Yay – how fun! Pack your swimsuit and lots of cool clothes. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 10
    30 posts
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @purple_sofia:  I had a lot of anxiety about Bernadette too, and it all worked out in the end.  But I was worried up until the last week and made a couple of extra alteration appointments.  I’m fussy about the way my clothes fit and my wedding dress was no exception!  I had lost about 15 pounds and had ordered the size ten too.  I felt awkward and embarrassed about pointing out all the seemingly small issues I had with the fit, but in the end, I’m glad I did.  That’s what seamstresses are for!  Just stay strong and bring a friend with a good eye to help you out/give you support.  

    Post # 11
    548 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @purple_sofia:  I have similar worries for my dress.  I don’t have Bernadette, but I, too, lost about 20 lbs and the top of mine was already big when I bought it.  I got mine quite a few months ago and recently when I tried it on, it barely stayed up on its own, so it seems like it will have to be taken in quite a bit.  I’m nervous, but I’m sure when all is said and done, it will fit me just fine.  I think when I go to my first fitting, it will put me at ease.

    I scheduled it for right after New Year’s so that and holiday eating damage will already be done ๐Ÿ™‚

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