- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2015
The back fo the dress.
OKAY, I tried the dress on with my Wedding Consultant. We agree the dress is
gorgeous but as she was zipping me up the zipper popped open when we tried to go to the widest part of my back. Here are the flaws of the dress. While overall I give Fabulous I a thumbs up there are a few things I think they could have done better.
1) I would have preferred to have mid production photos
2) I waited nearly a month to get my dress after approval.
3) The dress has strings hanging in areas that I should not have to get fixed.
4)Soemtimes, the customer service can be a bit snarky but persistence and patience do pay off. After all the goal is to get THE dress. Not personal just business.
5) some information on the site is not accurate. I received an email after I inquired as to how much seam allowance is in the seams seeing as the dress does not allow me to move freely and the zipper busted upon trying on. It zips no problem when I am not in it. So it isn’t stripped thank the LORD! But the site says every dress depending on style has 2-4 inches built in to let out or take in. The email says that my dress only has one. If that is true then I may not get to wear my beloved Judith Grace.
Okay since I tried on the dress with outshoes it does puddle on the floor then I tired on with my intended shoes and she is still really long. ( suggestion petticoat mermaid may fix this issue so I must get my hands on one asap)
Alteration: Since the problem is the zipper busting. thought about having the zipper taken out and having a lace up to the solid part of the dress put in ( my original request) and a hook and eye closure from the sheer part to the nect. Hope this makes sense. Looking at the dress it looks doable and would not ruin the dress aestheic too much. plus I would not have to worry about having it let out.
Or have the seamstress open the sides to see how much fabric is in there. The dress seams would need to be let out all the way down. to the hip part. She is a tight one. I can walk jsut not sit comfrotable. I am thinking a lace up would alleviate this. or I could have the lace up , hook and eye and the hip area let out.
I really do love my dress and I want to wear her because she is the THE dress. And I know I will not see another like her on another bride. Please offer your opinions and be sure to vote.
In the photos I am not zipped all the way up
Pic of how form fitting it is and the train
Sorry pics are side ways
In closing I have a few suggestions for brides who are interested in Fabulous U
Read your proposal sheet VERY carefully, if there is something you want insist on them doing it sense you are paying your money you should get EXACTLY what you want. If you want specific beading provide that.
Take a look at their lace appliques and make sure you send them a pic of those appliques and let them know this is what you want.
Get meaured by a professional seamstress and go up and inch or two so you have enough room and rather than go small. It is easier to take in than to let out
If your dress can accomadate get a lace up, Zippers can bust if your measurements are off.
If you get a lace applique ask for extra lace appliques at least five to 10 *( note they may charge you for them)
Make sure you ask for photos about mid production and stay on top of them about the due date for your dress ( A LOT of brides have had probelms with due dates. Avoid ordering around festival time. Best time is in the summer from May to August.
Purchase sample fabric first. or if you are ordering your dress ask them to send you a sample before they start production.
Look more towards getting a custom dress than and exact replica. Fabulous u is not really the place for that. They do a beautiful job with customs.
Make sure all seams line up when you get the dress. one of my seems was off by a quarter of an inch.
Be specific. Let them know you don’t want to see any hanging strings when you get your dress. You pay for a finished product and you should have finished product outside of normal alterations.
Make sure you spell EVERYTHING Out . If you can merge your pics of two dress to show them EXACTLY what you want. Don’t just rely on verbal or written.
My Grade for Fabulous u and – A-