(Closed) Really Pi**** off! Seamstress at salon had a BO problem now dress has a lil odor

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m not sure how your dress would smell from her, unless she actually wore it and sweated in it?? Maybe its the shop and not her…

Post # 4
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7300 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Fabreeze? I’ve never had this problem, so I’m not sure. I don’t think I would post a bad review about it though.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would try febreeze and see if that helps. If not, I’d ask for the shop to pay for cleaning. Honestly, I would call the shop and discuss this with the owner before I posted bad reviews about it. That’s a pretty personal and embarrassing issue, and she may not be aware of her odour. If her work is good, then let that speak for itself, but let her boss have the opportunity to discuss the issue with her rather than broadcasting this woman’s BO problem across the internet.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper

Eeww!  That’s gross.  Can you air it out somehow? – like hang it up, etc.

I’d be scared to spray anything on it – lest it seep into the material and stain it.

I’d also call a reputable dry cleaner and get their advice….

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

i agree with bakerella.  please handle this delicately.  it is incredibly embarassing for the person in question.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@Rileyxoxo3: oh gotcha.  I guess that does make sense. I would call the owner and say while you loved the work, it now has an odor that wasn’t there before, and you want to know if they will pay for cleaning. If he asks further, then explain what kid of smell it is

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

So…get the dress cleaned. If you really really think that the seamstress should pay for the cleaning, then go ahead and speak with her — but for the love of God, handle it delicately. Think of how you’d feel if you’d done a REALLY good job of something, and the customer did nothing to recognize your work except tell you that you had BO.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Rileyxoxo3: I understand you are upset. You paid good money for something very very special for your big day.

However, if you tell the seamstress (either now or later), I would think you would embarrass the life out of her. It’s one of those situations (that are few and far between) that I would be upset, yet do nothing about it except try to fix it myself.

 

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper

wow. i would probably not have the heart or guts to call the salon and explain the odor.  what if they don’t believe you?  will you argue with them about it?  i would just feel kinda weird,

i also don’t think you need to pay for a dry cleaning to get the smell out.  so i googled “getting odor out of a wedding dress”  and found this site with some tips.

http://askville.amazon.com/musty-smell-dress-worn-love-return/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=54338846

 

several people suggested spraying vinegar?  i would call a dry cleaners to ask their advice, because i am sure they can tell you what to do without you having to bring it in and pay for it. ask them what they think about the vinegar idea.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Please do not use febreeze on the dress. It could turn it yellow. The best thing to do is to get it steamed and put it in a new bag. That will take care of any odor. I would call the salon and let them know about the situation and get them to steam it and replace the bag.

Hope this Helps

Post # 15
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1363 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Jenniphyr: We must have been typing at the same time! Same thoughts…

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Honestly, try to relax. It’s not like she put it on and ran a marathon, she was working hard on your dress and may not have been smelling as fresh as possible. Continue to air it out. Contact a dry cleaner and ask for their suggestions. But, please be gentle about this as it will be so embarrassing for the person in question.

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