(Closed) First fitting went BAD:(

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 32
918 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@mindy_pindy:  I was thinking the same thing. How can this lady tell you that you HAVE to wear heels!?!

I really hope you can find someone else that will make the dress the way that you want it!

Post # 33
858 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Hanuk:  First off: that dress is AMAZING!  You are going to be spectacular!

Second: take that dress and RUN to another seamstress.  Tulle dresses can totally be bustled, that’s absolute bs.  And there is NO reason that it can’t be hemmed!  It sounds like she was indictating her personal preference with that dress on you would be to keep it how it is, but it doesn’t matter what her opinion is if you want something different.

Post # 34
384 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Hanuk:  You have great advice in here already, so I’m just chiming in to say your dress is GORGEOUS <3

Post # 35
6386 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Hanuk:  Since it’s tulle, you could just cut it at the reception.  I did it to my dress and it worked perfectly (even though mine was lace lol).

Post # 36
714 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@Hanuk:  go get your dress and take it to another seamstress. When you walk in the door, tell them you left the last place because they weren’t listening to you. Also, take a friend who can be the bridezil,a for you. Just tell her your objectives and have her fight the good fight if needed. 

You can get a bustle, shorter hem, and deeper sweetheart on that dress. If someone tells you no, it’s because they aren’t a good enough seamstress. 

Post # 37
91 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@housebee:  WHATT?  wasn’t that super scary to cut up your dress? lol 

Post # 38
975 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Oh god, cutting your dress would be terrifying for me!

But you DEFINITELY need a second opinion, OP. My grandmother was a bridal consultant and seamstress for Bonny Broel in New Orleans for YEARS and she even says that not only is it possible to wear flats with that dress (despite her distaste for flats with formalwear because she’s old fashioned that way, but she’s also not six feet tall like I am…) but if you’re worried about looking squatty removing a layer or three of tulle would help with that. And it’s definitely possible to bustle, you just need more bustle points to distribute the weight of the dress so it doesn’t end up ripping since tulle is so delicate.


Post # 39
7 posts
  • Wedding: June 2014

I had similar problems with my seamstress this weekend! My dress has lace appliques and is very time consuming to hem/ takes skill to hem. The seamstress tried every which way to not hem my dress when it’s way too long and then kept asking if I could return the dress!? Umm NO! She then kept commenting on how it must be a really expensive dress because it’s well made. I am the same way as you and didn’t let my bridezilla come out until yesterday when I told her thanks, but no thanks and got my dress back! She wasn’t happy, but I am. You should really take your dress to someone else you will get what you want and feel much better.


Post # 42
2529 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@Hanuk:  I agree with others– find another seamstress ASAP!!! Of course that dress can be bustled, and shortening a tulle dress is EASY compared to shortening many other kinds. The tulle isn’t even hemmed, it just has to be cut off nicely!

And it is easy to alter necklines to whatever shape you want. I’m a seamstress, so I know!

Here is a great website that shows lots of bustle options and explains how they are done: http://www.leanna.com/Bustle/Bustles.shtml

Post # 43
492 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

@Hanuk:  I’m glad you are more at ease. I thought I’d suggest something that helped me. I’m a “people-pleaser” but my sister and Maid/Matron of Honor is more assertive, so before we go into a shop or to meet with a vendor, we discuss what I want and she is assertive FOR me! It’s great because I get what I want without feeling like the bad guy and she loves help!

Post # 44
127 posts
Blushing bee

@Hanuk:  Yay! Good for you – let us know how it turns out.  There are how-tos on bustling; I think its just more of the fact that you need to find a seamstress who wants to actually DO it :)…good luck! xox



Post # 45
629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle

I love your dress its amazing. I would go for the short reception dress. I did it and it was great for dancing. I would also go to a different seamstress. It kind of sounds like the one you have now is a bit uncooperative or doesn’t know what she’s doing. 

Post # 46
1206 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@Hanuk:  I don’t have any suggestions about hems or bustling, but I thnk the PPs have it covered 😉 all I wanted to say was – your dress is GORGEOUS

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