Post # 1
My alterationist says she can’t fix the bunches at the ribbon of my dress. It is still too big on the breasts too, and she said she can’t take it in anymore. I don’t know what to do. It doesn’t feel right wearing it. My wedding is in 2 weeks, so I don’t even know if a second opinion is a possibility. Do you bees see what I see?
Should I take it somewhere else?
Post # 3
Yes, take it somewhere else. Why not??
Post # 4
I think the ribbon looks ok, so if it was just that I’d say don’t worry about it. But I do see some extra room in the bust area. I would probably take it for a second opinion. I mean, at this point, what’s the worst that can happen? If it can’t be taken in any more, then that’s it. But if it can, then YAY!
Post # 5
I’d take it elsewhere or start eating lots of cheeseburgers asap. By the way I totally wish I had the problem of things being too big for me 😛
Post # 6
I would definitely get a second opinion. If one tailor says she can’t do something, another may be more skilled or experienced with certain types of alterations.
Post # 7
What about adding cups or padding to the bust if it can’t be taken in anymore?
Post # 8
I would check into cup “fillers” they have them at target and they are gel-like boobs that stick to you to help “fill” areas if they cannot take it in. I think that dress is beautiful and you look amazing in it!!
Post # 9
I agree with taking it somewhere else, or worst case stuffing your boobs. I would think a good seamstress could absolutely do it in a day, let alone two weeks.
Post # 10
She can’t just sew in cups/add bigger ones?
Post # 11
Thanks for your input ladies. I actually already have a c cup and an a cup sewed in lol.. So I definitely can’t put anymore cups!
I ended up taking my dress for a second opinion and I was devastated. The woman told me to put the dress on without saying what was wrong with it, and she picked out everything I saw. She showed me the stitching and it was all sideways… She said if the woman had of taken the time, I never would have had any issues.
To top it all off, she wanted to look at my hem, and she flipped it up and all of the pins were still in it. I completely got ripped off by this first woman. I was completely devastated yesterday when I found all of this out. Now my alterations cost has doubled, because everything has to be redone.
Post # 12
@FutureMrsTimmins: Well the important thing is it sounds like the new seamstress can fix it? As much as it sucks that the first one ripped you off, at least you got someone who is more experienced and can make it fit beautifully!
Post # 13
Look on the bright side – you’re getting everything fixed. And you can demand your money back from the first lady or take her to small claims.
Post # 14
@FutureMrsTimmins: Uhmmm I would contact the first seamstress and tell her about the pins still being in it and get some of your money back!!!
Post # 15
@FutureMrsTimmins: I’m sorry you have to pay so much more for alterations. At least it will be fixed. Have you considered asking for a refund from the first woman?
Post # 16
@asscherlover: I agree, I’m just glad it will be fixed. Yes, I’ve been trying to get ahold of her. I definitely plan on trying to get at least some of my money back!