Post # 1
again OMG ladies!
I went to the seamstress to pick up my dress and the jacket cover she made for me. It is just over a week until the big day…I do not like what she made me.
Maybe I am being overly critical. I have been wondering again if I picked the completely wrong dress…this stupid jacket thing was to help create the look I wanted.
This is one of the pictures I showed her…I told her I wanted the raw edge and the sheer look. I said I likes the lace appliques.
She quoted me $130. $100 for the work and $30 for the shirt I took from her store to use the fabric from.
Well This is what I got…
FML…. I had to have the lady working there tighten it too. It is supposed to go under my dress and it was bunching up.
So I freaked and went on etsy. I contacted to sellers to see if they can express ship to make it in time.
I found these two…
I could get these but what do I do about the $130? Refuse to pay?
The dress does come with a bolero…I’m not a huge fan, but here it is.
This is the dress by itself…
Am I being overly critical?
The way the fabric went under the dress bothered me too…it bunched up. Over may be better.
Let me know what you think….just freaking out.
Post # 3
Wait, i’m confused. It has no lace on it. How is that what you asked for? I think the dress by itself is great but if you want the lace look i would get something from etsy. good luck!
Post # 4
I love the ones you found on Etsy. I would talk to your seamstress and explain that what she made you is not at all what you told her you wanted. I can’t imagine her allowing you to not pay anything, but maybe just pay her 50% for her time?
Post # 5
I like your dress as is, and worn with the bolero. I think it looks great. I would wear it as is.
Post # 6
That’s nothing like the one you showed her, and I don’t see how it’s worth $130. Worst come to worst, can you just wear te dress without it? It looks good without it.
Post # 7
Wait, she is charging you $100.00 to basically sew together some sheer fabric? Where is the lace that you asked for?
Based on what you showed us I wouldn’t pay as it is nothing (not even close) to what you asked for from the sample photo. If it was close and you were unhappy there might be a gray area but it isn’t even in the same ball park.
Post # 8
No way that is worth $130. There is no lace, and honestly the seams are in a stupid place for sheer material. Either insist she make you a new one immediately, or rush order one from Etsy.
Post # 9
I have a full lace, 3/4 sleeve snap in piece from Pronovias that you may like. It goes underneath, so you would have to put some corresponding snaps inside the dress (easy peasy). Pm me with your email address and i will shoot you some photos
Post # 10
- Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church
NOT worth $100. Where is the lace? It has the raw edges you asked for but seriously, where are the lace appliques???
Post # 11
That looks nothing like what you wanted. IMO she doesn’t deserve to be paid for her time since she didn’t do it correctly, I could understand paying for the materials though. The ones from Etsy are gorgeous but I agree, your dress looks great without it! Although it may be a little chilly with a strapless dress in December, depending on where you live. Good luck!
Post # 12
@jlbecker: I live in Edmonton Alberta Canada. It should be -6 celcius on my wedding day…so CHILLY. We got 20 cm of snow yesterday. I’m happy about that 🙂
Post # 13
@Silver Plum Fairy: Yikes! That is chilly but the snow will make for some gorgeous winter wedding pictures! Congrats!!
Post # 14
I like your dress best with nothing over it. Were you trying to cover your shoulders or something?
I’m not sure what your seamstress was thinking . . . Do you have what you asked for in writing? It might help you to keep from having to pay — or at least be able to compromise a little and pay a lot less.
Post # 15
I would definitely order something from Etsy. I do not like what she made for you, at all.
Post # 16
What the hell. Is this seamstress blind? Definitely like you said DO NOT pay for that. The bolero is not bad looking, but if you are not crazy about it the ones you found on etsy are nice. That thing the seamstress made is a hot mess.