(Closed) First fitting went BAD:(

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Hanuk:  find a new seamstress… You absolutely can bustle a tulle dress… And if you want to wear flats then tell them to hem it… It is your wedding and your dress… your seamstress so do exactly what you ask her to do 

Post # 4
2616 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

find another seamstress who is comfortable shortening the length and the bustle and the deeper sweetheart neck. the lady probably doesnt want to ruin the dress so there fore telling you what you cant have..it is a beautiful dress

Post # 5
1723 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Hanuk:  you def need to find another seamstress! It is possible. My dress was complicated bc of the layers but it just took a little longer And we did a French bustle. You’re spending a lot of money on your dress don’t let the salesperson tell you what u should or shouldn’t do. Find a seamstress that listens to what you want and is willing to work with you.

Post # 6
1254 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Hanuk:  My friend wore a dress with a similar skirt of tulle to this and she was able to have her dress bustled (it was like a 24 point bustle, but it could be done!)

Post # 7
24 posts
  • Wedding: September 2014

I actually just tried this dress on, it was my runner up. The salon I went to said it would be no problem to bustle or hem, hemming is just the most expensive. A good seamstress can do almost anything! Get a second opinion, you don’t have to get it altered where you purchased! No worries, it will be beautiful!

Post # 8
21 posts

First of all I think that your dress is unbelivably gorgeous, and your concerns about wanting to dance outside etc are completely reasonable. It’s your wedding, you should be able to wear flats or dance barefoot in the lawn all you want! Don’t let this crummy experience get you down. I agree with the PP that you should find another seamstress. It sounds like the one you are with now is a bit lazy/opinionated for someone who is supposed to be working FOR you! I am not an assertive person at all and I wouldn’t do well with a seamstress who was telling me I needed to do this or couldn’t do that, I tend to “trust the experts” and later realize what I wanted in the first case was completely reasonable. Your dress is too beautiful not to wear all night!

Post # 10
136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Hanuk:  OMGOSH..this just sets me off…She cannot tell you you have to wear heels..that is ridiciulous. That is here mere opionion and that doesn’t make it true. She sounds lazy. Get someone you are comfortable with and can talk to about what YOU want and YOUR vision!!!

Keep us posted. I’m rooting that you find not your bridezilla but your heart of your vision 🙂

Post # 11
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Hanuk:  Just wanted to say, your dress is beautiful.. Well worth the alteration headaches


Post # 13
159 posts
Blushing bee

ARGH. IF i was there with you, i would run a verbal seam ripper right up one side and down the other of that seamstresses argument – she is LAZY or incompetent or BOTH. Your dress can be altered to bustle, your dress can be shortened, and you can change the neckline. For goodness sakes, this is back to school “Pattern making 101” – you already have the outline, you just need adjustments. If i lived in Norway, I COULD DO it…

that being said – we had an outdoor wedding and the bride (daughter) wore boots from oaktreefarms.com – they look like victorian boots, were very comfortable, had a blast dancing in them, and she could wear them with jeans after shes married.


She actually wore them with a Provonias LOL but it looked great. And she bought a size 10 trunk sample Provonias…SHE IS A SIZE 4.  The seamstress did wonders and had so much fun redesigning – a good seamstress will enjoy making a one of kind dress off of a prebuilt dress for you…






Post # 14
2297 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

That dress is gorgeous!  I’m sure you can bustle a tulle dress.  And you definitely don’t need heels.  That seamstress sounds really unprofessional.  Get a second opinion!

Post # 15
881 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Makemeamrs:  +1 


@Hanuk:  What that lady told you was very wrong and you should be able to get a buste and have it shortened so I would just take my dress elsewhere 

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