(Closed) Dress shame, bad seamstress… Bees I need you!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2607 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

“I appreciate your professional opinion on the fit of my dress, however I’ve been referred to a seamstress to tends to specialize in plus-sized brides, and I’d like to see what she suggests”


How about that?

Post # 4
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

You’re worried about offending a person who’s been rude and offensive to you? You need to stand up for yourself here. Go get your dress and take it to someone who can do their job, and do their job while treating their customer’s nicely!!! How much is your bill at the first shop?

Post # 5
894 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Find a new seamstress, it’s your day and you deserve to look and feel your best. Why would you give your money to someone who puts you down and won’t make the alterations you want to YOUR dress?

Post # 6
55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@Moja Milosc: please please don let the seamstress made you feel that way!!

Regardless that your dress is not as expensive as other dresses that she working on but your paying her for her work. She has to make your dress flattering on you.

Tell her youre not satisfied with her work. And if you do have to take both your dress and your stepdaughters then do it!!

I bet there are better seamstress out there that will make your dress fit soooo much better!!!!


Post # 8
3520 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Please find someone who will give you the care and respect you deserve… that dress should fit you exactly the way you want it to!  In my area, there are bulletin boards up at Joann Fabrics and Hancock; people are always advertising and posting sewing lessons.  Maybe interview a few, with the dress in hand, and see what they would do and how much they would charge.  Good luck!

Post # 9
588 posts
Busy bee

you do not deserve to be treated that way!!!! she needs to learn to shut it!

find a new seamstress, once you get your dress out of her hands, maybe “constructive criticism” in a letter to her telling her how she talked to you was wrong.

Post # 10
2607 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Moja Milosc: Youre a 6/8 and they had you order a FOURTEEN??  I’m a 6/8 as well and I fit rignt into a bridal 10, no alterations needed. You mist be SWIMMING in that dress!  ANyway, what you said about the appliques is a good excuse, NOT that you need an excuse to take your dress elsewhere, but you dont need the drama of a big confrontation so thats an easy out.

Post # 11
531 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Go to the store with an assertive friend/Sister or your Mother is she is that way, ask how much you owe for the work she has done, pay her and take both dresses. Even is she is doing a good job on the other dress I would just have someone else finish it so that you don’t have to deal with this witch again. Be sure to let her know how she has made you feel. Don’t allow yourself to be treated in such a disrespectful way.

Post # 12
45 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

I agree with everyone else. Do not work with a seamstress who refuses listen to you. It is better to have the stress of switching to another seamstress now than realize you don’t like how your dress looks a week or two before the wedding.

Post # 13
191 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Totally agree with what others said & don’t let an offensive, rude seamstress ruin your wedding day! You deserve to feel special and beautiful and have every right to get your dress altered by whomever you wish!! Take your dress elsewhere…she doesn’t deserve your business.

Post # 14
2084 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1993

The customer is king! Take your dress away from this horrible, petty woman who has made you feel bad immediately! This should be a happy time for you, so try and salvage what you can now. Best of luck!

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