(Closed) First dress fitting made me sad :(

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Did the dress fit/look nice when you bought it? 

I don’t  understand how the first fitting could be so far off from when you bought the dress.

Im sorry it didn’t well for you!

Post # 5
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395 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I am sure they will fix it.  Look at the bright side.  You have an alterations department that knows their stuff.  If I were you I would let the fact that she had the foresight to schedule an extra appointment be calming.  Imgaine if they pretended like nothing was wrong and there was not much to do?  I would try and relax before your second appointment, and it sounds like they are going to improve the look of the dress for your body.  Hugs and relaxing thoughts being sent your way. 

Post # 6
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2287 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

Get a waist nipper to give you more curves.

Post # 8
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535 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My first fitting didn’t go well either. It made me feel a bit of dress regret, and I went home stressed and nervous. It will be much better from here. I think give it some time and it will start to shape the way you want it to. Just as you said: they know what they are doing.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Don’t worry!  I think most first fittings suck- I know mine did.  I wore a Vera Wang gown and looked like a giant box with boobs when it first came in.  By my 4th and final fitting, it was perfect.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am so glad you started this post, thank goodness I’m not the only one who had a pants first fitting.

My first fitting was awful too, I’ve lost a lot of weight recently, so much so that they had to shove 6 car washing type large sponges down the bodice of the dress so that I could walk in it to decide which petticoat to get, and even then it was falling down. It swamped me and I’ve got to have two, perhaps three more fittings to get it right.

I was also feeling really depressed today, as you say, there only seem to be posts about how amazing first fittings are, so it’s a real relief to know I’m not the only one! ((( hugs ))) to all though, I’m sure all of our dresses will look fantastic once the alterations are completely finished.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@whitums thanks, it does kind of suck, particularly as this is my second dress (my first, which was my dream dress, was ruined by the seamstress soI had to get a different dress) and I told my consultant I was losing weight, but she insisted it would be fine. I just feel a bit bummed about it, as you say though, commiserating with fellow bees has made me feel a lot better about it. Thank you, you’ve really cheered me up and I really hope it’s helped you too hearing that we don’t all have great fittings 🙂

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@whitums:  I have felt this way….my seamstress has a lot of june brides, she’s incredibly sweet and has had some great ideas, but my last fitting I was shocked at how little was actually done.  Plus the bust cups were way off center of the dress, and she had not done the side seams. In retrospect the side seams were fine simply because I started running since the weather broke again and my waist/hips shrink a ton when that happens.  That being said…the salon is 45+ minute drive away, plus I have to still go back 2 more times and my next fitting is 2 weeks from today (and my wedding is a month from today).

 

I’m nervous big time. If its not perfect I will possibly cry and I never cry LOL

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

If you don’t need a waist nipper and the only issue is that the bodice is too stiff then have the seamestress cut out some of the boning in the sides and just make sure that you secure the dress to yourself or your bra. Or, wear the dress around the shop for an hour or two. The body heat might make it relax and conform to your shape better. I wear corsets and you have to wear them to break in the fabric before you get the best shape out of them. The fabric needs time and body heat to stretch to your curves, and the bones will bend with your body over time.

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