(Closed) HELP! What's wrong with my dress? It turned different at second fitting…

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
7103 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@littlefruit: I don’t see anything wrong with it. Have you got pictures from the first fitting? A hoop may get rid of some of the pleats – I suggest go and try one on with your dress and see what it does.

Post # 5
212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

It looks to me that the pre-shortened dress had the large volume of extra fabric splayed out, which would definitely explain the difference you see.  But I don’t think they altered the dress beyond that.


Post # 6
747 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I see what you mean. I think it is just that the skirt is more full in the first picture. I think adding a hoop or more crinoline would work perfectly.

It looks beautiful either way though!

Post # 7
7960 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@littlefruit:  before your dress was cut, there was so much more fabric making the train heavier.  it would have settled down better.  now it’s lighter.

i am not sure what your hem is like but i would suggest inserting a horsehair braid on the hem.  it stabilizes and stiffens the hem.  it works.  i had one on my dress and i loved my train.

if you are unsure of what it is…


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