(Closed) Dressily me making my dress!…worried :(

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1335 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - Seattle, WA

If the dress turns out badly, I would take it to a seamstress to see if its fixable.  I actually don’t think the picture you found looks that bad compared to a lot of the replicas I’ve seen online.  Worst case scenario, if it’s hideous and unfixable, I would suggest browsing some of the used wedding dress websites.  That’s where I found mine, and it was actually brand new!!  Good luck!  Definitely post pics of the dress when you get it for honest feedback.  Fingers crossed!!

Post # 5
26 posts
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m fixing to order my dress with Dressilyme and this no pics before shipping ordeal totally stresses me out. I was hoping that sending confirmation pictures was standard.

I’m planning on telling them that I’m willing to wait longer for my dress as long as I can see photos before shipment.

Since your wedding isn’t until Dec. 2012 have you considered asking if they would send you pictures if you gave them more production time?

Post # 6
637 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I wish you the best of luck with this; I got two dresses from Dressilyme, neither of which worked out! Here is my original post with dress:  http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/its-official-ive-ordered-a-dress. I never posted about about the second dress. I had it with them! I will hazard a guess to say that the dress you will get from Dressilyme will probably look fairly similar to the Flikr dress. I’m saying this based on your observation that the dress is very similar to the you ordered. One of the reasons that the designer dresses look the way they do is the quality of fabric- you definitely get what you pay for, real silk lays and photographs differently than inexpensive organza for example.  I think with Jasmine’s they give you the option of upgrading things like the fabric, Dressilyme doesn’t have the same options. Lots of people have had success with Dressilyme, and they expect that the fabric will not be of the same quality as the “real thing”, but they’re ok with that. Most of us are on a budget after all. I would suggest you do what the previous poster said and let them know you’re willing to wait longer if you can see pictures before they ship. Good luck and I really do hope yours turns out well!

Post # 7
217 posts
Helper bee

I was personally involved in the making of that Capricho dress, and here is my advice: tell them to use organza-satin instead of regular organza, and really spend time on the ruffles of the skirt & train.  Spend only half of a day or a day on the skirt & train won’t achieve excellent results, it takes time to figure out the original structure and replicate against the original photos very carefully – remember that the replicators have no blue prints of the original and everything has to be figured out from the photos alone.  But then again, this is tied to the cost of making the dress and the price the vendor charges…  There is no magic in dress making, it really involves a lot of hard work.

Dressilyme is actually doing an amazing job with the low prices they charge.  I salute them for that, honestly πŸ™‚

Post # 9
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I ordered my “trash the dress” dress from Dressilyme. I couldn’t bear the thought of wearing my lace Alvina Valenta dress in the water, so I ordered a replica of a Romona Keveza dress.

While the dress fits me amazingly and looks very close to the original I tried on, there are obvious issues with the quality of the sewng, construction etc…   I’m okay with it because it’s just for a photoshoot to wear in the water, sand etc… If it HAD been my actual wedding dress, I would have been very upset. 

I hate to say this to you but I personally would not trust them to do my wedding dress for the actual ceremony or anything like that. For a reception dress or anything else, it would probably be fine. 

Maybe I’m just a little picky but I think you’ll be a little disappointed by the quality.

Sorry πŸ™  Just my two cents. 

Post # 11
394 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I, too, have been doing my research & hadn’t seen any Dressilyme negatives until now.  But I don’t think that the dress you found on Flickr is going to be what they submit as yours.  I’ve heard so many good things about them, that I doubt they’d be that different.  But, as others suggested, I would insist on them taking their time & sending photos before shipping. 

Please keep us posted!  Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

Post # 12
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I totally understand your anxiety. I ordered from Dressilyme, also. Before ordering I didn’t find a single negative comment. After paying for the dress, I found a few bad reviews that sent me into painc mode.

I’ve been very hesitant to comment on this post because I’m fairly certain that dress you found on flickr that you think is so horrible…may be my Dressilyme dress! I have not gotten any pictures from Dressilyme yet so I can’t be certain but this does appear to be what I asked for. Dressilyme had told me that they had not made the dress I requested before so I can only assume this is mine.

If this is the case, let me say that dress is most definitely not the San Patrick. My dress was supposed to be a replica of a dress by Private Label by G. If the Flickr dress is indeed my dress, then honestly it is very similar to the original. The ruffles are not exactly the same. The original dress had a more defined pattern of ruffles that flowed horiztonally and asymetrically. However, considering that I’m only paying $300 for a $2000 dress, I’m pleased with the dress…if this is mine.

Post # 14
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Well I dont think anyone should panic! Untill you actually see your dress and try it on and steam it you cant make judjment. THe thing is the pictures of those dresses made under terriable light and they are not steamed and NOT on the person which doesnt make their appearance flattering. I think the dress form FLick is very pretty and I do think it is close to an original. YOu cant expect identical but I can see that if it fits right and is steamed it will look amazing!!!

JUst my 2 cents on it.

Post # 15
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@zeland2012:  You didn’t offend me at all! Not everyone likes everyone else’s choice and that’s totally fine. I’m actually really glad you posted it because it made me feel better about my order!! The intention of my post was just to let you know that it probably isn’t a replica of your dress.

Post # 16
9 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

That’s really odd, I asked them about the pictures, they said no problem. I originally had Paris as well, but the person who actually sent the pictures to me is Karen, and she is very responsive and professional. 

Try this email for a change if your dress hasn’t been shipped, hopefully they will send you picture. Good luck.

[email protected]


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