- 8 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
Anybody know a good seamstress/tailor in San Diego?
The alterations person at my bridal store cut down four of the six bones/stays in my Maggie Sottero. It fit perfectly at the first fitting, except that the bones on the side poked outward at the bottom. Instead of shaping them, she said they were too long and so cut them shorter by about two inches (I’m short-waisted). I didn’t realize at the time, but she did the same for the front two bones.
Unfortunately, the 2nd fitting was the first day of my period and we blamed the poor fit and the bubbling of the fabric around my hips (bottom of the corset in front) on my being bloated. I took it home that day to take it to another bridal shop I’d visited when I had temporary dress regret and who had offered to add sleeves.
When I tried it on for the sleeves it still bubbled, of course. I blamed it on gaining a little weight and worked my butt off in yoga. Success! But as of yesterday it still bubbled. The new seamstress took a good look at everything and diagnosed what I’ve described above. Unfortunately, shop policy is that she can’t work on a dress that another shop has already screwed up. She says the stays need to be replaced with orginal-length ones and it should be taken in a bit, though that’s not vital (the stays will keep the shape nicely, even though it’s technically too big in the waist and upper hips, now).
The problem is, I have to find a top-notch seamstresss who can repair it in a week or less so that I can get it to the shop to steam it by next Thursday. The seamstress who did the sleeves can’t 100% recommend anyone local (Escondido) and doesn’t know anyone she can personally recommend down in San Diego proper.
Any recommendations, Bees? Help!!! With 10 days to go, I can’t afford to take it to anyone who isn’t top-notch and speedy (trying very hard not to have my first bridal meltdown!).