(Closed) Can this dress possibly be salvaged? Please read!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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988 posts
Busy bee

Take it to alterations at the store where you got it from. Usually, there is a couple of inches that they can let out. There is no way to tell until they get inside the seams. It doesn’t hurt to ask what they can do.

Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper

Talk to the seamstress to see how much seam allowance is in the dress. 

Post # 4
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Worker bee

I was married before and gained weight prior to the wedding. My dress had to be let out about 1.5 inches. All dresses have seam allowance, but not always enough, and the seamstress won’t know until she opens the seams. I would look for a reputable seamstress not associated with the store because they are always less expensive than the in house seamstress.

 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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MrsZed:  May I ask what your measurements are, if you don’t mind? I ordered the same dress and in a size 0 and now I am scared it might not fit it once it arrives.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

A good seamstress willbe able to get you an extra inch, it’s not like you need to make it size 4 or 6.  I actually asked my seamstress about it, and she said usually you can go up a size, 2 at most i you’re lucky. It is harder than taking in the dress, but totally doable

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

My bridal salon ordered my dress a bigger size than my measurements. Your bridal salon should have done the same. According to the measurments  they should have orded you a size 2 and not a size 0 because of your hips. Maybe they were hoping you would pay more for alterations. Always try the dress on before leaving the store because once the dress leaves the store it is no longer the bridal salon’s concern. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee

When I ordered my Maggie Sottero – Lorie, they went by my largest measurement. Bust = 32. Waist = 30. Hips = 34. This put me in the size 6 range and said that it would definitely need to be taken in to fit right.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

 Seriously? You paid $2000 for a dress you can’t fit into. Hips don’t grow several inches. It’s a shame you ordered it so long ago, because you probably can’t really argue much about it. If you had bought it 6 months ago you would have a stronger case. I hope it works out. Hopefully the seam allowance will give you those extra inches.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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MrsZed:  Thanks for the response! My waist and hips are identical to your original measurements. The girl that took my measurements said a 34 hip was still in the size 0 cutoff (according to the chart). I’m paranoid now. Please let us know your end results with alterations. 

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