(Closed) Jeff Liu April Bridal wedding dress order

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
5273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I know people have mixed feelings on Chinese dressmakers – but I personally went with Jeff Liu & LOVED my dress! He nailed it!!

I also wanted a few changes (i.e. no crystals and add button detail) but LOVED the shape and style of the dress. So you can see how much the shape is to the original I posted a few pics. First pic is the original & then a pic of when I recieved it & the wedding day. The best decision I ever made and for $183, very happy. πŸ™‚

Post # 6
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Congrats on your choice.  I think Jeff will do a great job.  I purchased my reception dress from Duosheung and I was extremely pleased w/ my outcome.  So pleased, I am dyeing my reception dress so I can wear during the spring. 


Post # 8
2246 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i had a horrible experience with him as a seller but wish the best for you. It seems others haven’t been as unlucky.

Make sure he doesn’t go over the refund time with paypal.

Post # 10
4887 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m going to be flat-out honest here:  I think it looks like a replica dress.  I realize it hasn’t been steamed or pressed but the lines are not smooth and the ruching/pleating does not look well-made.  That being said, I like th silhouette a lot, and it definitely looks like they’re making exactly what you asked for.  

Post # 11
1290 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think it’s GORGEOUS!! Congrats!

Post # 13
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think your dress looks great so far, and just from reading your posts, I can tell that you’re a no-nonsense kind of girl, and I think that trait will help you in this whole process!  =)  I’m excited to see your finished dress!  I’ve been debating having one made as well… even though I DID break down from the “Did you get your dress yet?  You HAVEN’T?!?!” question-stress and ordered a “maybe” dress from Davids.

Post # 14
2246 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m glad it worked out for you.

Post # 16
217 posts
Helper bee


Do you mind if I comment honestly? πŸ™‚  Because I do this all the time (dress comparisons) for the dresses we make, to ensure replication accuracy.  So you can take a look at my comments below and see which ones you would like to take in πŸ™‚  I hope I don’t come off as being too critical or harsh, as that is not my intention.  I simply wish to state the observations I have made.

1. Fabric:

Did they use organza for your dress?  Because it looks taffeta to me πŸ™

Here is a description of the original dress by the original designer: Ivory Silk Organza bridal gown, body skimming silhouette, asymmetrical draped elongated bodice, one shoulder with floral detail, 3 tiered angled skirt, chapel train.

2. Ruching for the bodice:

The angle of the ruching (direction of the pleats) for the back is quite off.  Original is much more slanted

Too many wrinkles on the ruching.  The original has neat pleats, done evenly and smoothly.  The replica looks messy

3. Angles of the 2 layers of ruffles for the bottom:

The top 2 layers are supposed to be more slanted and the layers should be longer and lower on the right side of the model/mannequin.  The replica has the layers more horizontal, and the right end tip of the layers do not extend downward naturally, they look like being cut off

4. Front hem:

The front hem seems to be off the floor.  They might have analyzed the original incorrectly because the model on the catwalk was walking forward.  So if she was standing still, her shoes should not show.  Unless you are looking for high-low uneven hem, you definitely want the hem to be fixed because you wouldn’t want your shoes to show too much in a wedding, correct? πŸ™‚

6. Amount of layers for skirt and train:

The original appears to have 2-3 layers of organza on top of the satin middle layer (lining).  The replica appears to have only 1 layer.  This is especially apparent for the end of the train and the end of each ruffle layer for the front.

The important thing is that you would be happy with the dress, so not all of these possible inaccuracies matter if you love the replica more than the original.  Good luck to you πŸ™‚

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