Post # 1
I picked out a wedding dress a few months ago (Maggie Sottero Sawyer) and was SUPER excited about it. I bought a sample off the rack to get a 30% discount on the gown. It was a steal.
For visual aid:
Today, I had my first appointment with a seamstress to see if the dress could be altered. Well, first off, the slip underneath the dress was crooked – the seams in the bust didn’t even line up! And secondly, the seamstress seemed to think the dress was too big to alter without losing the integrety and shape of the gown. The ladies at the shop had told me it wasn’t a problem to alter but I honestly had a bad feeling about this. This dress was going from a size 10 to a 4 (wedding dress size). I’m not sure at this point if they will reimburse me for the gown, or if I’ll have to choose something else from their store.
So, I’m pretty bummed, and back to square one on finding a gown. Which is so frustrating because I already told my friends and family I had a gown! Argh, I know, it’s silly, but I truly don’t want to go through the process again of finding the right dress.
Bees, could you possibly make suggestions of similar gowns I could start looking for? I love the low back of this dress and I love a good sheath dress! Thanks in advance!
Post # 2
Could you see if the salon will take back their sample and you could buy the same dress in your size?
Post # 3
I’d seek a second or third opinion before giving up. The gown is gorgeous, and before investing in gown #2, why not get the opinion of a different seamstress?
Of course you may have to spend what you had originally thought you’d saved, but fact is, your present gown is GORGEOUS, so don’t give up so easily!
The issue about the slip is just a matter of finding the right seamstress too, I’ll bet.
GOOD LUCK,however this works out!
Post # 4
Sheesh, this is like the third thread I’ve seen about Maggie dresses being sub par in quality! 🙁 what a bummer. Could you resell the dress and order a new one?
Post # 5
Mrs.Z.: They’re taking back the sample and offering me a credit. I wasn’t really willing to pay more than $1000 on a dress which is why I bought that sample at 30% off. But I might go over budget and do it anyway. Thanks for the suggestion!
Post # 6
Unfathomably: I already left it at the seamstress (who is affiliated with the store) and she was going to take it back to the store.
Gah, I didn’t know Maggie Sottero had so many quality problems. Makes me even more hesitant to spend that much on a dress of that brand now.
Post # 7
MarriedSandrine: Maggie Sottero “Hazel”
Post # 8
Yeah personally I never got the Maggie Sottero hype I woked for a salon that carried them and the brand seemed overpriced for the product you got. I went a head and recommended some similar dresses from brands I love and are reasonably priced.
Mori Lee 2708
Essense of Australia D1688
Ellis Bridal 11433
Jasmine Bridal F161056
Venus Bridal VE8689
Post # 9
thats really rubbish. maybe just take the hit and get the full priced gown? your options are limited to the designers the store stocks i guess.