(Closed) DB- buying extra fabric?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@pinkfrog:  My mom got her MOB dress at DB, and they sold her a big square of purple fabric that matched the dress because she wanted to get a modesty panel sewn in.  I don’t think it was the exact same material, but it looked almost exact.  You can always ask!  I unfortunately didn’t have that problem as I’m 4’11” and had a lot of extra fabric after it was hemmed…lol

Post # 4
1340 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

The technical answer is that it depends on the gown, fabric, and designer. I bought a retired Oleg and was told I could most likely get the champagne fabric, but it ended up being a different color due to dye lots. Fiance Carnival wanted lace so she could make her sleeves 3/4 and was told no. The best answer I can give you is to try your store and if they say no, call another. Also, make sure you speak to a manager–they are literal fairy Godpeople and sometimes the consultants and alterations ladies don’t know all of the options available to you. I know you can’t get material for Vera, you can for Oleg, but I have no idea about Galina and what their contract says.


ETA: You can get the material and have the alterations done somewhere else. DB upcharges like no one’s business and the quality can be hit and miss depending on the seamstress.

Post # 5
2414 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I got my dress from DB…I was told by many brides that is was best to get alterations done elsewhere….something you may want to look into.


Post # 8
1 posts

This may be too late, but I just found extra lace for my Galina gown on Etsy: Etsy Galina Lace

Might be worth a look?

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