(Closed) Lost too much weight for wedding gown

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
4250 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

Can you find a seamstress where you are?

Post # 3
47412 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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jesseniaz9 :  You have two more weeks before you pick up the dress. Schedule another fitting with the salon or take your dress to another seamstress.

Post # 5
584 posts
Busy bee

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jesseniaz9 :  she sounds rude and unprofessional! I would take the dress some where else! Unless you are fluent in Spanish, I would probably find someone to alter it here before you go. Good luck- so sorry this happened!

Post # 6
1805 posts
Buzzing bee

There’s plenty of time to alter before you go. Start calling around. Pick up your dress and head straight to the seamstress you decide on.

Post # 7
403 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Florida

So sorry to hear this is happening. I would call her back and ask to pick up your dress immediately, even if that means it’s unfinished and find a new seamstress

Post # 8
2989 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I had this happen to me… sort of. I bought a size 10 and lost an unintented 15 pounds (I was a healthy weight before but got so stressed during planning that I couldn’t eat normally). 

My seamstress scheduled an “emergency fitting” and charged me a $300 premium for her trouble, which involved disassembling and reassembling the bodice. I’m surprised that yours is unwilling to make an extra buck with a rush job. 

I’d search for a local seamstress who is willing to take on a last-minute project for a higher rate per hour.

Post # 9
2119 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Get another seamstress. I lost 40 lbs and mine was able to alter my dress perfectly – she had to take 2 inches off of each side and deal with heavy beading in two fittings. 

Post # 10
769 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: Saint Domingue

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jesseniaz9 :  get your dress back ASAP and take it to a better business person.  

Post # 11
94 posts
Worker bee

Have a look for independent seamstresses and I’m sure they will help especially if they charge for a rush job

Post # 12
1578 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - Ocean front

I say get it back to go to another place or start eating and gain the 5 lbs you didn’t mean to lose initially??  

Just trying to think outside the box here PLUS I love food! LOL

Post # 13
1805 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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harleybeachbride6 :  love this!! That would be my answer too!

But seriously – your seamstress is a bitch. Get the dress back and find someone else who can get it done. You still have weeks to the wedding – that’s lots of time. 

Post # 14
163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Firstly, I would look for another seamstress – there are a lot of local seamstresses who could sneak you in. 

Secondly, I stayed at Paradisus la Esmeralda last November and it’s AMAZING!! You will absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!

Oh, and third…CONGRATS 🙂

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