(Closed) Bunching in wedding dress– help!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
47188 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

copo2016 :  The solution to horizontal wrinking like that is to let the dress out so it can slide down over the hips. Whether or not that is possible depends on how much fabric is left in the seam allowances.

Post # 3
767 posts
Busy bee

It’s hard to say for certain because I can’t see the actual dress, but I think your seamstress may have a point with the static cling and the layers.

For what it’s worth, I don’t think it looks bad. A dress isn’t going to stay in a pristine steamed way all wedding day and through the party, they can get wrinkled and such from sitting, things like that.  If you’re worried about it looking odd in the pictures, a bit of simple photo editing can help smooth it out a lot, and photographers do a lot of editing now so I wouldn’t worry yourself too much. Though I say feel free to get a second opinion of you want.

Post # 5
3929 posts
Honey bee

It looks to be very fine material of the sort that has a mind ofi t’s own. I say get a big cascading bouqet and nobody will notice at all.

Post # 6
47188 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

copo2016 :  You have a terrific figure, but if she can’t let the dress out, have you tried wearing shapewear- Spanx or Flexees?

Post # 7
1214 posts
Bumble bee

copo2016 :  Jules 1949 is spot on. That dress is too snug. This happens to me when the lining of a dress or skirt is too tight, even if the skirt itself fits. She may need to take out al all the different linings.

Post # 10
122 posts
Blushing bee

If the fabric is serged together at the seam, half an inch is not going to be enough to let it out. However, if the each piece of fabric is serged seperately, you miiiight be able to let it out up to half an inch total. Not sure if this would be enough to help the bunching at all, and I personally don’t think it would be worth the effort/cost to find out. Your bouquet is going to hide that while walking down the aisle and you will be moving/twisting for pictures which is going to create totally different wrinkles.

Post # 11
346 posts
Helper bee

copo2016 :  you look fantastic in that dress bee! 

Post # 12
4 posts

That is a lovely dress but I defs think you should speak to your seamstress about what can be done about the bunching. To me, it looks like bunching because one of the layers is too small – but if it is static, can you try it on again with the static guard to see if that helps? If that doesn’t help, maybe re discuss with her about what can be done. 

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