(Closed) Did any bees get a dress made by your mom/local seamstress?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I am going semi-custom. Having a local seamstress that does custom bridal gowns redo the entire skirt. I would definitely go and try on as many dresses as you can. Don’t feel bad that you are going into stores with no intention to buy (and don’t mention that to them either =P). There is such a crazy markup on those gowns, how do you think they sell them for so little once they are out of season?  You will never know what shape you like until you try them on.  Look online first, get a few ideas of the shapes and details you are interested in. Then find those, or similar ones, in your stores. Once you find one you really like, base your custom gown off of that one. You are going to get an amazing gown, perfectly fit for you, at a fraction of the price. I only wish I had a family member that was a seamstress! You lucky lady!

Post # 4
257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I agree with the pp, dont feel bad trying on dresses so you can figure out what you need. Im  getting my dress custom done, since alterations would have been ridiclous because of my body type.  I am just under 6 feet and my waist  is 11-12  inches smaller than the rest of me. 

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