(Closed) Dress alterations look so different !! So angry!!!! Pics

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 61
2017 posts
Buzzing bee

I see the difference. I also see the point of the seamstress, regarding why it would cause her to take apart every single seam to fix it.

Can you go back and meet with her to look at how it can be fixed in person? The ‘right’ way  would be to take apart every single seam. That’s probably $$$$$$$ and not worth it, so can she ‘fake’ it? 

Post # 62
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I see a difference, but you look stunning in both. Like, stunning.

Post # 63
1709 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016 - Garden

bridget2626 :  I understand why it looks wide. They had to tighten the back, so all the details in the front look stretched. I’m sorry you had to experience that :(( if you’re not happy with it, tell the seamstress and get yourself a whole new dress. A Bride not happy with her dress on the day of the wedding, everything just wouldn’t be magical….

Post # 64
659 posts
Busy bee

FWIW, you look stunning, and it’s a beautiful dress. If you’re unhappy, maybe you can get the dress shop to cover the new alterations. 

Post # 65
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

The altered dress was over altered.  Why isn’t a conversation happening with the seamstress?  And Why did the dress shop order a dress 2 sizes to large knowing this type of design would be hell to alter.  Someone should have stepped forward and stated the dress needed to be closer to your true size before any alterations were done.  

Since the dress is now altered I do feel OP should go back to the dress shop and throw a fit or whatever and get them to cover the cost of alterations to fix the dress.  FIRST…  OP go to the seamstress and get a written quote on what it will cost to fix the dress the way you want.  Then flash to quote on paper to the ‘person in charge’ at the wedding store.  Remember anything can be fixed if you only have enough money.


Post # 66
1119 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I definitely see what you are saying and i think the seamstress is correct. It seems like less of her fault and more that it is the shops fault for telling you to order 2 sizes up they were wrong so you need to go to them and say that it was ordered incorrectly and that you were not sized correctly. Taking it out on the seamstress isn’t going to get you anywhere she did her job, unfortunately it was the store that messed up and put the seamstress in a a poor situation. 

Post # 67
409 posts
Helper bee

bridget2626 :  The original dress you ordered is so gorgeous…but I agree with you, they really messed it up. Since it was their mistake, they have to get you the right size. You have to really insist on it. They have to order a new one in the right size. Just like the seamstress said, she has to rip it apart, seam by seam…I don’t think the result will ever be the same.

They have to get you a new dress or give you a super, super discounted one. 

Post # 68
1451 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - St. John\'s Lutheran Church

I’m in camp “no difference whatsoever.”

Post # 69
11777 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

They made a mistake and even accounting for the angle, I can see the problems. They can’t be fixed because the beading can’t be moved over. 

I hope they are willing to work with you. If not, you might try calling or emailing the manufacturer. We’ve had bees who had to do that when the store wouldn’t make it right and sometimes they’ve been pleasantly surprised. 

Post # 70
3529 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 29th, 2016

bridget2626 :  Though the dress is still a stunner, I do see a difference 🙁 Like others have said, it sounds like the store ordered the wrong size, causing the alterations to make things look off. Definitely not the fault of the seamstress. I hope the store will at least try to accomodate you! I would show them these pictures and see if they’ll work with you. Best of luck!

Post # 71
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

it looks stunning on you

its just the angle of the photo


Post # 73
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I think you look stunning. I like the dress.

Post # 74
305 posts
Helper bee

Your original dress is still a showstopper.  No one will be able to know there is a difference. I really dont think you need a new one. Please relax.

Post # 76
51 posts
Worker bee

What kind of agreement did you sign with the seamstress? I understand that you are not happy with the alterations but it sounds like it was the store’s fault. I can also understand the seamstress wanting to be paid for her work. You should try to come to some agreement on the cost of the work done to date and then take your dress back. 

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