(Closed) My dress saga. When will it end!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2634 posts
Sugar bee

Ok, I thought you’d bought THE dress from someone reselling it?

Post # 4
1418 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wow – you have been through hell and high water to get this dress!  First, I am so happy you are going with the Justin.  You just look amazing in it!  That stinks about the size 6 not going to work, but you found an 8 so hurray!!!  I really hope this sample is going to work out for you because I can barely handle all this, let alone imagine what this has done to your mental state of being!

Post # 5
3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Glad to hear you’re finally getting the dress, even if it’s not how you originally thought you’d be getting it! It seems like it really is meant to be!

Post # 7
7777 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Honestly, I think you should buy the size 6 and just try to alter it. A good seamstress should be able to do a really good job. You only need an inch and that would not be a big deal, dude. You only need to alter the waist, not the bust, so you wont have to mess with altering the lace/beading.

What kind of fabric is it? With that ruching/pleating on the waist, I dont see that it would be a huge deal, even if the fabric doesnt alter well. The marks from the seams would end up really close to the new seams and the not-flat fabric would help hide it.

Post # 8
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I second Zippylef!

A good seamstress will be able to do it, no problem, and no-one will ever see the difference. 

Get the 6!

(And by the way, *hugs*  – I can’t imagine how unbelievably stressed by this all you must be now! I’d be in tears if it were me!)

Post # 11
2867 posts
Sugar bee

Yeah, I’m with you about sizing it down rather than up.  Good luck, keep us posted!

Post # 12
3041 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Double check the measurements for the size 8s you tried on earlier. Or re-measure yourself, or have a seamstress take your measurements. I looked up the sizing for the size 6 & they fall under your measurements. Sometimes, I can wear 2 different sizes of dresses… maybe that’s the case with you? Are there any size 6s that you could try on of the JA brand in the same style as your dress?

Do any of your friends live nearby one of the resellers? You could ask a few of them to contact stores & see if they have it in a size 8 & if they could sell the in-store sample. As small as my town is, we have a reseller & I could contact them for you, if you’d like.

Or, see if that one store with the sample in not so great condition could be repaired… maybe they could give you a bigger discount, or have their seamstress fix it for you?

Hope you find it!!

Post # 14
3613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Oh, just get the size 12! I’ve had a dress altered down four sizes, it can be done. You have plenty of time! Now is no time to be picky about the lady’s language and personal skills, once the dress is yours she will be a distant memory.

I feel like I inadvertently cursed you ๐Ÿ™ When you were posting about how much you loved your Megan I was going through my worst period of dress insecurity and remember thinking “if I could only love my dress half as much as she did”. I always loved the JA more on you though, so I will also breathe a sigh of relief when you get that dress.

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