Post # 1
Has anyone experienced or have heard stories about custom-made gowns? I’m concerned that the dress might not come out the way I envisioned it to compared to buying a ready-made which I can try on first and decide to buy it or not if it didn’t fit me well.
Which way would you go ?
Thank you ladies!!!!
Post # 3
My sister had her gown custom-made and it was gorgeous and fit her to a tee! everyone loved it and she loved it too. I am also going to have my gown custom-made but made sure to look at and try on other gowns that she had already made. I think it should be good because she has promised me as many custom fitting sessions that I want or need. That’s my favorite part! I gave her a deadline for a few months befoer the actual date so I can have her make changes that might come up. good luck!
Post # 4
I too went the custom route. I know it will turn out exactly how I want, because my super-fab dressmaker will do anything in his power to make it right! (cough, cough, Kiko Couture in Seattle!) I gave him my budget and he creates a masterpiece in that price range.
The other thing I love about the custom dress (as pancy mentioned above) is the fit. I have a hard-to-fit body, especially when it comes to dresses. I’m an extreme pear shape – very big hips/booty and very tiny waist. Even if I found a dress I liked off the rack, I would’ve either spent a fortune on alterations, or worse, the rebuild of the bodice could ruin the dress!
Besides all that, I think there’s something so glamorous and special about a custom dress – no one else in the whole world will have my dress. Just my two cents. 🙂
Post # 5
I am also having my dress custom made. I tried on some dresses, but they were SO heavy, and I just didn’t like them. I saw a dress from a designer that I liked, but it’s an exclusive to Kleinfeld’s and not only do I live in L.A. and not NY, but I can’t afford a designer dress. So, I took a picture of the dress to a seamstress (after I’d finally found one). I was SO nervous that the dress wouldn’t come out anything like the picture and it would be a disaster and I would be pissed. But when I went into the shop and saw her work and talked to her (for like an hour) she was very knowledgable and even noticed some things about the dress that I hadn’t seen, and I’ve been looking at this dress for months! I mean, I’ve made copy after copy of this dress, looked at it at least 250 times, and e-mailed it to several people, and still didn’t see all of the detailing. Now I feel pretty confident that she will be able to make the dress with no problem, and after the first fitting, if it doesn’t look the way I want, she will make the necessary changes. I totally understand your apprehension, but if you find someone who knows what they’re doing, they should be able to make WHATEVER you want with no problem.
Post # 6
i’m kinda having mine custom made – my mom is making my dress. 🙂 she made all my prom/ball dresses in high school, so i know she can do it, and this way, i get exactly what i want… we’re putting two patterns together and lengthening the dress. 🙂
i was slightly worried about it coming out exactly like i wanted, but i figure, who knows me better?
Post # 7
Nice to have a Mom like that.
Post # 8
Mine is ready made but I’m having a seamstress (friend of my moms) make some tweeks to it so it will be custom made in the end. Mostly I just want the skirt to be more of a trumpet fit than the fit and flare that it already is. Which is odd because when I went looking I was sure I was going to buy an A-line.