Post # 1
So I want to purchase this Maggie dress.. its a size 12 and needs to be taken in a bit. My chest is rather large and wont need much taking in, but the body surely will. One seamstress says she cant touch it because the gown is one piece of lace and there is no side seams for it to be taken in??? What the? Arent ALL dresses made with an inside seam to take them in? And even if that is correct and there isnt, how in the world would you alter such a gown?
She also mentioned the scalloped edges meant the dress couldnt be altered.. but ummm that makes it sound like she would cut the scallopped edge OFF. That doesnt sound right.
Does anyone have this gown, or a similar gown that WAS able to be taken in without compromising the look of the gown? I am really confused! Or maybe that gal really isnt as experinced as she claimed herself to be.
Any insight would be great. This is the gown I want and I am a bit saddened if I cant get it because it cant be altered 🙁
Post # 2
I would ask for a second opinion. I don’t understand why I wedding dress would be designed in a way it can’t be altered. The main reason wedding dresses look so well it’s becouse they are altered to fit the bride’s body.
Post # 3
mine didn’t have seams but they pinned it like this and took it in while keeping it looking seamless. How she did it I do not know but it’s possible!
I was nervous how it would come out but it was perfect! A good seamstress will be able to do it. Get a second opinion xx
Post # 4
Of course it can be altered, the seamstress that told you that just didn’t want to do the alterations. The scalloped edge would be lifted and replaced. And the side kind of like the lady that posted the picture.
Post # 5
She just doesn’t know how to do it. Get other opinions. The worst thing that could happen is she agreed to do it and botch the dress….like what happened to me.
Post # 6
thanks ladies. I figured she was full of sh*t.. Im trying the dress on and Im clearly looking at a side seam that this chick said wasnt there?? Umm OK.
Off to find a new seamstress..
Post # 7
Oh no! How bad was it? As in your gown was unwearable and destroyed??
Post # 8
This is the dress I am probably going to purchase (haven’t taken the plunge quite yet!), the seamstress at the salon expressed no concerns whatsoever with taking it in, shortening the hem while preserving the lace edge, tailoring the sleeves, etc. I think I’d find a different seamstress if I were you!
Post # 9
I just purchased a very similar Maggie gown (Jaslynn) and the shop actually showed me how they do the scalloped hem in a way that makes it VERY easy to alter. IDK about the seams, but it sounds like the person you talked to was either incapable or dishonest…