Post # 1
I just got a dress back from the tailor/cleaners and
they did a horrible job with my alterations. I lost some weight so the bodice is really
too big (not their fault). But there is a band that goes all the way
around the dress and it is now snagged in the front. Not that bad but
noticeable from 15 feet away. The also left some stick pins in the dress which can only be removed if the seams are reopened because the heads of the 2 pins are sewed into the layers of the dress with the sharp part sticking out…
The dress also has the most hideous bodice. When i bought it online, it did not look that bad but now I can’t stand it. I love the skirt part of the dress because it is the most beautiful chiffon with great weight and an awesome sound 🙂
I really want to take that dress somewhere and have them change the bodice out all together. I am really looking for a plain bodice that fits me… I know that will
cost me a little bit but it would be worth it to keep that chiffon. Do you think a long chiffon dress is inappropriate for an early afternoon wedding with cocktail reception? Who the hell can I get to make the dress the way I want it and fast (getting married in 41 days) without paying for a whole new dress?
forever in your debt,
Post # 3
id say start over with a new dress you might run into more complications if you try to fix something thats as ruined as you say.. and its your wedding whatever you choose to wear is appropriate, and what you want to wear is by no means unusual for an afternoon wedding anyway… either way i would just be worried about fixing your old dress this close to the wedding.. maybe buy something off the rack that fits you a little better and requires minimal alterations to save some money
Post # 4
I agree with Tomsbride. I think it might be more stressful to go through the trouble of finding a new bodice and then worrying if you will like the results after they attach it to your skirt– and then even more time has gone by, more money gone? Seems really risky. I would say that the best advise would be to start looking for a new dress, maybe put a deposit down, just as a back up if, you indeed are determined to salvage your original skirt. All I want to really say tho is that there are so many fantastic dresses out there in every price range, you shouldnt settle or have to worry about piecing a dress together-It’s your wedding!
Post # 5
Almost the exact same thing happened to me, except I was measured for my dress and they STILL made it wrong. Had my second fitting on Saturday and after I saw the pictures I was in tears – I looked like a cupcake!! Had a long talk with my folks (who paid for it) and I’m going forward with looking for a new dress. I know it really sucks when you are so excited about a dress, but because of bad tailoring it just doesn’t turn out to be the dream dress you were hoping for. With so little time, I would start from scratch, because you never know, they could make it worse! Stormala is right – there are TONS of great dresses out there and one of them is going to be perfect for you!
Post # 6
I agree with the new dress. It may take a good solid day of going to bridal shops looking at samples, but I’m sure if you go in with a picture of your dress and tell them exactly what you want in a skirt, they will be able to help you. Heaven forbid you have your bodice changed and you dislike it or it doesn’t work out at all and then your time frame for a new dress is even smaller. But I would certainy complain to he place that did th alterations and try to get some money back or something.