Post # 1
Has anyone had a dress let out that could share the end result? I am interested in a dress that is not technically a sample, but I could purchase the sample to save time. It basically fits, except for a slightly snug area in the middle towards my hips. I’m interested in the possibility of buying it and letting it out slightly, but I am a little concerned with how the fabric may look afterwards. The dress is silk. Does anyone have a good or bad experience with letting a portion of a dress out and it showing needle marks?
Post # 3
I haven’t ever done it to a wedding dress, but I did have a silk suit let out a bit and it looked pretty bad. You could see the needle marks. I would also worry about how much seam you have to play with. Silk is so delicate, if you don’t have enough fabric left after you put it back together, the stitches could pull out. Could you talk to an alterations person before you buy it?
Post # 4
I’m with KateMW… I would actually advise against it. Silk does lend itself to showing the stitch marks when it’s taken out and usually for fabrics like that, the seam allowance isn’t great.
Post # 5
Thanks KateMW and bridetobe2010! I think it’s 3 for 3. I came to the same conclusion today when I "accidentally" came across the same dress in another salon when I went looking for possible alternates. Here’s the kicker…….the salon today will order a brand new dress "for me", rush it and take care of any alterations for $900 LESS than the first one!!!! Good thing I’m not an impulse buyer……even under pressure. I’m getting closer to saying "yes to the dress" and I can even order my own fresh new one 🙂
Makes you wonder……..their "good deal" on a sample……….NOT SUCH A GOOD DEAL!