(Closed) The back of my dress is kinda ruined, how bad does it look?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 46
218 posts
Helper bee

I second the suggestion of a nude zipper!

Post # 47
6292 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

minniegrace:  an invisible zipper will not be invisible on a sheer dress. As PPs have said, they work on opaque fabric, but will still show in your case, because, simply, they are not actually ‘invisible’ (obviously), just sewn in in such a way that hides them. A nude zip might be better, and sewing it in as an ‘invisible’ zip will improve things slightly, but you are still going to be left with a very long, very visible, zip. 

Why can she not just replace the elastic loops? I don’t get it. 

Post # 48
453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

minniegrace:  she should have done it correctly the first time.  Why should you have to pay for her mistakes?????   Not cool.

Post # 49
1888 posts
Buzzing bee

I’d rip her a new one on Yelp after this is all over. That’s just bad service.

Post # 50
1633 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I might take this to another seamstress and ask them to take out the zipper entirely and just fix the loops. Unless you specifically asked for a zipper, I’m not sure why she even put one in rather than just fixing the button loops.

Congrats on the beautifl dress, though!

Post # 51
8449 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Well, I thought the  ‘stretched out’ loops looked  fine actually, I wouldn’t have  known  there wasn’t  supposed to be skin . But  that’s not helpful I guess.

Yes, don’t let her do another zip of any sort , just  make her fix/replace the loops . That   zip-next-to-the-buttons  look is quite  unnacceptable

And it ‘s  awful she is expecting you to pay anything more  . I can see you don’t want to antagonise her before  the job is done, but I sure as as hell would give  her a bad  review  afterwards . Or find  a new seamsterss if you can .

Breathe , breathe ,  it  is all going to be fine .

Post # 53
1065 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: South Lodge. 2nd of Dec 2017

minniegrace:  I would not be happy with the zipper I think she should of placed a piece of lace behind the buttons.  

Post # 54
10 posts
  • Wedding: August 2016

minniegrace in my opinion it does not look bad at all… but I would try to remove the buttons and leave only the zipper. In case the buttons leave some marks on, I would find a lace as similar as the one of the dress and make some applications on the place of the buttons marks. Kind of embroidery with lace and stones.

Post # 55
5543 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

I don’t know how difficult it would be, but what I would want done is remove the buttons then add a strip of lace down the back that can be a flap over the zipper and add the buttons on top of that. They wouldn’t be functioning buttons but then it would at least look intentional. 

Post # 56
668 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Im glad you found a hopeful resolution. I would try and talk to her about the price. IMO she took the lazy easy way out and just used what ever she had on hand. She should have either used the correct zipper to begin with or (idk why she didnt do this in the first place) but I would have replaced the elastic loops with a non stretchy material.  which btw most loops arent stretchy so I found that odd that they used that to begin with. 

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