Post # 17
I think that this particular seamstress is just not very good and THEY cant take it in…because they dont have the skill…so I would try going somewhere else and see what they say so you get a few more opinions…I do agree that the dress does not show off your curves like it should. it should DEF be tighter. you have a great figure and it needs to be shown off!
Post # 18
I think you should just get a different seamtress to work on it, i think the dress is lovely and just needs to be altered to fit better
Post # 19
I think you look beautiful! I am in love with the buttons going all the way down the back!!! but yes i agree that i looks like it could be brought in around the waist! you can see some of the fabric buckle where its too baggy! I think the dress is gorgeous! so i would shop around for a better seamstress! GOODLUCK!
PS we are date twins!
Post # 20
Yes it looks much better taken in.
Post # 21
My honest opinion, if you can’t find another seamstress that can take it in for you, I would get another dress. This dress would look much better on you, if it was fitted properly. I do a lot of sewing, and from what I see, this dress should be able to be taken in. I would require a lot of work, but it can be done.
Post # 22
A good alterations person might make it work for you…But let me tell you my own personal experience. I was never sure with the dress I bought, thought the doubts would go away once it came in my size, but when the dress arrived it looked even worse than the clipped store sample, and after alterations it was still not what I hoped it would be. My dress doubts and anxieties made me purchase three other dresses with weeks to go before the wedding, and I didn’t have enough time to make any of them perfect either. I still wore my original dress for the ceremony but I felt self-conscious the entire time instead of feeling like the most beautiful girl in the world. That’s not a feeling any bride should have. I wish I had listened to my gut instinct and bought a second dress months ago.
Post # 23
this might not work at all, but i wonder if they could make a hidden, built-in corset. That way you could cinch the dress in where needed without “not being able to move.”
Again, I know next to nothing about sewing so I’m not sure if this is an option, but in my IMAGINATION, it works
Post # 24
I think the dress is very pretty, but I agree with the OP and PP that it needs to be fitted and altered. I can’t believe they said they couldn’t take it in! Also the sash seems like it is at kind of a funny place like not quite your hips but not really your waist. Maybe it just looks a little off to me though…
Post # 25
Thank you all for your feedback and support. I am going to meet with a seamstress this week to see what can be done. Depending on how that works out, I will decide if I am going to start looking for a new dress.
Post # 26
I think the sample is a great fit. Hopefully they can take it in and also volume on the skirt would look better. You look beautiful! 🙂
Post # 27
I would also take it to another seamstress.
Post # 28
@miss chandelier:Thank you! I am thankful for the feedback on the skirt. I am definitely going to see what it will look like with more crinoline to really make the skirt puff out.
Post # 29
Your dress is gorgeous! I love the brooch details and the buttons going all the way down the back. I agree with you that the dress would look even better if it was more fitted, so like the other PP have said, I think you should take it to another seamstress to get a second opinion.
Post # 30
Love the dress. I do agree with a previous poster about moving the sash up to your natural waist.