Post # 1
Damn that Weight Watchers.
I’ve lost seven pounds since my final dress fitting and I now need additional alterations.
My friend’s mom, who has been sewing her whole life, did my dress alterations. For free. She did a pretty good job. But I’m hesitant to go back to her for a few reasons:
1. She did a good job. Not a steller job.
2. She lives about an hour and a half away.
3. Time is definitely a factor.
Should I tell my friend my dilemma and give her mom a chance to take it in again? Or should I just find a professional who can do it fast and clean it and press it at the same time?
I have to decide this today. Any help would be appreciated. As well as a recommendation for a good bridal tailor in Bergen County.
Post # 3
I would take it to the friend. OR just give her a call and see what she can do? She might say take it to a tailor. Cant hurt to try!
Post # 4
Thanks for responding. The problem with going to her again is that I don’t want her mom to feel the pressure. If doing my alterations with two months to go felt anxious for her, surely she’ll feel very pressured with three plus weeks to go..
Post # 5
Find a local seamstress, don’t tell her so she does not feel pressure and if she asks, just tell her it was a last minute job and you needed someone closer to home so you could stop in after work. I know finding a local seamstress is easier said than done but ask around and you may come across someone quicker than you think. Maybe post in your local board too.
Post # 6
Find someone local and professional – it’s easier and nicer to your friend’s mom. Ask a bridal boutique for a recommendation, or look on yelp / google maps for reviews.
Post # 7
I would take it to a local, reputable professional. 4 weeks is plenty of time for them to fix it, though I’d probably tell them my wedding was in 3 weeks, just to be sure it was ready on time. And I wouldn’t tell my friend that I’d chosen someone else. Just in case she gets offended.
Post # 8
I would find a local seamstress and just not mention it to your friend’s mom. If somehow she finds out, just explain to her that you lost more weight (good for you by the way) and you needed someone to do the job quickly. You just didn’t want her to feel pressured.