(Closed) Was this weird for my seamstress to do?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Not really. The first thing mine asked me was what I needed done – however, that was before I even got into my dress. I just told her it was a bit too big, especially on top. I got changed, then she got in there with her pins and showed me what she would do. I mean, some girls want extensive work done to their gown – changing the neckline, etc. I think it’s good she asked rather than just starting in with her own opinions.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think thats normal. There are many things you may want done to a wedding dress. Take it in, sew in cups, bustle (many different styles), change neckline, change zipper to corset, etc. I mean she could probably obviously see that it needed to be taken in but it makes sense for her to ask what you want done.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think its normal and nice for her to ask what you want done with the dress. My seamstress wouldnt even hear me out at 1st and wanted to do everything her way.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@ENarcy: I don’t think it’s that strange – some brides want sleeves added or removed, some want the neckline altered, some want the back changed. SO to me it makes sense that she wanted to know what you needed done.

Reminds me of an awkward moment at m venue though. I had previously only checked it out alone, and was coming in to basically redo that appointment, this time with my Fiance and parents (who are paying for the venue) so that they could see it and we could sign the forms. We all sit down in the office and the lady is like, “So I’m not sure exactly what we’re doing today…” Yeah, that was an awkward moment, I had told her on the phone exactly what we were doing! But they do see a lot of brides every day, keep that in mind.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think some seamstresses are used to brides coming in with all guns blazing talking about this and that that must be changed. She’s not the designer or the bride, so she probably assumed you knew how you wanted it fitted. Doesn’t sound like anything to worry about, since you just wanted it fitted and she sounds talented enough to handle it — no big deal.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

sounds normal to me!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

That’s good in a way she did that. My seamstress saw me as soon as I came out and started pinning and tucking all over the place, and now I will have a $500 plus bill. I almost think she is doing too much work to drive up my cost. Yours seems very conservative and your cost is a steal!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Yeah, I find that to be pretty normal.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Sounds normal to me, she had no way of knowing if you wanted other things as well as the bodice altered.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

That seems normal.  My seamstress let me lead the consultation, and that is how I wanted it to be.  I wanted what I wanted.  She of course offered her professional opinions and suggestions based on what I wanted, and what she felt would work best with the gown.  I think that is the way it normally goes.

 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Sounds about right to me.  I told my seamstress what I wanted done with the neckline and such and then she made her suggestions as well.

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