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

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 78
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

It’s easy for the shop to promise something can be done if they’re not the ones doing it. To me, it doesn’t seem like the seamstress is to blame. I would discuss with her a refund for the rest of the work that hasn’t been done.

To me, the dress still looks beautiful as is.

Post # 79
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

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bridget2626 :  I think the seamstress is trying to protect her business because the mistake was made by the store. I think you owe it to her to tell her you disputed the charge and you should sign the release. She’s protecting herself from a bad review and you including that she didn’t finish the dress becasue the mistake was not hers. When the people at the store tell you it can be altered, most of them don’t actually know since they aren’t seamstresses. My consultant brought out their seamstress who discussed how alterations would go and what it would look like. It’s a super emotional time and you are obviously upset but try to take a step back and look at the things the seamstress has offered to help you with. She really is trying… and it seems like she will help you dispute it with the store by measuring you and offering her advice with everything.

Post # 80
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151 posts
Blushing bee

This is 100% not your seamstress’ fault. What she said in the text is accurate: everything your mad about is the shop’s fault and should have been addressed when you picked up the dress. If you chose not to try on the dress before taking it, that is your own fault. Shops inspect dresses for flaws when they come in, but issues with fit or lace placement can’t be seen until the gown is on your body. Most bridal consultants are just salesgirls and willl say anything to get their commission; they have no idea what can and cannot be done in alterations.

Your seamstress is well within her rights to have you sign something if you want to take an unfinished dress. Something to the effect of “I am taking this dress in as-is condition, in full knowledge that the work requested has not been allowed to be completed to the satifaction of [seamstress’ name]” will cover her butt, showing that you insisted on taking the dress if you or another seamstress tries to drag her through the mud. I would request a partial refund as it sounds like she has completed the most difficult work already (removing lace appliques and hems is MUCH harder than sewing them on).

Be nice to your seamstress, all this drama is your own and the shop’s making.

Post # 82
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449 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Honestly, the only different I’m seeing is the angle? The bottom one is a little less flattering, yes, but that can be fixed with Spanx – you’re going to be beautiful, bee!!!! 🙂

Post # 83
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5362 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

You need to breath…

Post # 84
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190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

The pictures you took in store pre alterations make the dress look the same – other than, as mentioned many times, your “bad” picture is taken straight on, while the others are angled from the side. 

As I’ve already stated, I personally think the dress still looks beautiful. But if you’re unhappy with it, take the seamstress’ offer.

Post # 85
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239 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Not the seamstress’ fault. I understand your frustration I’d be livid too and stressed to the max but you need to take it up with the boutique. 

Post # 86
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Worker bee

I’m sorry this is happening. You have a reason to be angry but try to keep it under control with the seamstress. She can help you make your case with the boutique rather than you making a dispute on your own as an emotional wreck and maybe not get anything out of it.

Your post has me wondering if I’m at risk of this happening to me. I’m a size 4, boutique had to order a 6 cause the 4’s are on back order until September. I asked the alterations place if that would be a problem and they said they actually prefer for the size to be bigger since they have more material to play with. My appointment is this week and that place has great reviews so I hope after alterations it looks the same as a size 4. I should also mention that the boutique gave me a 20% off of the dress to make up for what it’s gonna cost me for cutting the dress down.

Post # 89
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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bridget2626 :  but that’s not the fault of the seamstress. It’s the fault of the store and yourself for ordering the dress in a wrong size. 

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