(Closed) Grandma’s Dress + FMIL altering it =’s recipie for disaster????

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I think you should let her do it. Sure, it is nerve-wracking, but it sounds like you have confidence in her talents. If she thinks she can do it, it is a really nice way to include her. How wonderful that your dress would be a combination of your grandma’s and your FMIL’s work. Maybe just make sure she’ll have it done early enough that if it was really AWFUL you could get it fixed 🙂

Post # 4
1980 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

If it were me, I’d trust her with it. She wants to do it for you, and I think its a nice gesture. Chances are very slim that something would go wrong that couldn’t be fixed. I mean, she would have to like light the dress on fire for it to be damaged beyond repair you know? If you get it back from Future Mother-In-Law and you aren’t happy, there is still time to take it to an “expert” and let them tweak it. I would let your Future Mother-In-Law do it– I’m sure she will do a terrific job and she is probably honored to be able to do that for you. Your dress is gorgeous. If it is in great shape, then the dress is probably structurally strong and everything will be just fine.

Post # 5
2470 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Well what about this?

What if you bring it to another seamstress and SHE screws it up. Not only do you have a ruined dress but you have a Future Mother-In-Law who may be put out by you not asking her and may have done it successfully. I say let your Future Mother-In-Law do it, she obviously has more experience and will likely use more care in her work then just any old seamstress might.

Post # 6
10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

Ditto the pp!! I’m sure she’d do a phenomenal job!!

Post # 7
2476 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think you should trust your Future Mother-In-Law, especially since she was the one who offered.  I don’t think she would have offered if she didn’t believe she could do it.  Good luck  🙂

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