(Closed) Custom dress – help me with changes. What else should I do? (pic heavy)

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Our Backyard

The progress so far is pretty accurate to your original request and I think you’ve been very clear with your revision requests. You are off to a fantastic start!

Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

You sound like you have a good eye for this! You’ve requested a number of revisions (as is your right of course, you want that dress looking perfect!) but based on those it looks like they’re going to have to redo significant portions of the gown. Some of those revisions aren’t as simple as just taking in a seam or changing length. Now I am not an expert seamstress by any means but in my experience some of those look like they will require re-construction of certain parts.

If you’re in any kind of hurry to get your dress, I would just check with them and make sure that it won’t delay you too much.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

make the buttons go all the way down! small detail that will look like a million dollars! 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Our Backyard

I just wanted to add, I agree with Newbridetobe12345, make the buttons go all the way down the train. Also after looking at your photos further I’m wondering if having buttons on your topper and dress will be too bulky. I’m assuming the buttons will sit right atop of each other in like a double layer of buttons. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Yeah they are going to have to start from scratch to fix everything to your liking.  And if you don’t want seams going over the bust, the fabric will have to be stretchy.  Is that what you want?  You said matte satin, not stretch satin.   

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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UK-bee:  I wanted to say something else about bust seams and fabric, but my toddler was climbing all over me.  The topper you’re asking for is very different from the inspiration photo you provide, which is actually a dress with an illusion neckline.  It’s hard to tell because the picture is so small, but I would guess that in the inspiration pic, the sheer fabric starts where the dress’s opaque neckline is, and that the sheer fabric is sewn in right there, and therefore does not go over the bust like it will with your topper.  It’s going to be very hard for them to do it without bust seams without there being any buckling/puckering unless they pull the fabric very tight.  But then if they do that, there will probably be scrunching on the sides because it will ride up and the back will look like it’s popping open, much like when a large chested woman wears a button down shirt that doesnt fit.  You know what I mean? You might need to give them some leeway on that.   

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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UK-bee:  Maybe ask them to make the seams a lot narrower so they aren’t as noticeable??

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Great progress! I would double check the fabric, too, but I think the lining will help!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Hiya, I can see the thread is a few days old however. Please bear in mind that it is a replica dress and some of the chages requested wouldn’t be easy to do and would require starting over some parts like creating a more exxagrated sweetheart neckline. Please double check the time and cost for making these revisions 🙂

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

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UK-bee:  5 months! Then yes you still have plenty of time, even if they had to start the whole dress again, it should be fine. Just be sure to get all the changes sent to them before they shut down for Chinese New Year!

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