Post # 1
I just brought my dress home from the bridal store to take to a seamstress for alterations. I bought a sample gown that is about 3 sizes too big. It seems that since I brought it the bridal store just shoved the dress in a dress bag and all the lovely folds, which is what I really liked about the dress, do not lie right now. Also, some of the lace pieces that were sewn onto the tulle are peeling up because they were bent for so long. The dress looks a bit sad now and I haven’t even worn it!
Because of the large size of the dress the bodice really doesn’t really fit either. The bridal store told me it would be no problem to fit it to me, but I am now starting to think that the bodice may need some serious reconstruction. The boning is too wide and so is the sweetheart neckline.
I am now wondering if I should try and sell the dress and just get something that is more simple and easy to move in. I dunno if there is any chance that the they would take the dress back if it cannot be altered without completely changing the bodice. What do you think?
Post # 3
I’d take it in to someone for alterations and see what they have to say. If its doable then that’s fine. If its not, I’d take it back to the store and explain that they sold it to you on the idea that you could make it fit; if you can’t, it seems like they should accept a return or exchange.
Post # 4
At least get a quote for alterations and see what the seamstress thinks is possible. As for the folds being flattened, I’m sure steaming the dress could put impost of that right
Post # 5
A good seamstress can remove the appliqués and sew them back on. I would take the dress to one and find out. it’s very pretty:)
Post # 6
Thanks for all the opinions. I am not sure if I am just freaking out because it’s not in as nice a condition as I hoped for or what. I tried sitting down in it today and it was really hard. I am not sure what to do with all the material that makes up the train. I am worried that my new husband won’t be able to sit beside me at the table!!!
So far my plan is to try to get it to the seamstress ASAP and get an estimate for the alterations cost. If it’s more than the price of a new dress then I might just try to sell this one.
I am also starting to worry that I am going to look ridiculous in a big fluffy cupcake dress. I think I am not sure if I really hate my dress now or that I am just so overwhelmed with having done all the dress shopping and wedding planning without my mum as she is in the UK. I got really upset talking to her today and could not stop crying on the phone. She was great though and says she will help me sort out the dress so that I feel happy on the day, even if it means getting a new one.