(Closed) What do you think of my dress (wedding is over)? Is the puckering noticeable?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 16
2303 posts
Buzzing bee

Yes, I see it and it would bother me too. I had a similar thing happen and I notice it in all my pictures. Not really sure how you can recoup some of the damages, but maybe see if the photog can photoshop it and if they are charging, try and get the seamstress to refund the alterations cost to the photog’s charge amount? Otherwise, I would try and get refunded from the seamstress altogether. If they won’t give you anything back (which I know is small recompense when you have to be bugged by the photos forevermore), I would write a totally honest and damaging review far and wide. 

My frustrations with stuff like this is they are supposed to be the expert. Mine said “oh we can fix that with xyz” and I paid them to fix the issue, and they didn’t. I trusted them that the fix would work out and they knew what they were talking about, clearly they took shortcuts. I would make sure no other bride made the same mistake. 

Post # 17
1099 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Based on this and your other threads, you are really focused on things that happened during your wedding many months ago that cannot be changed.  Why not try focusing on your marriage/husband?  I hope things are good between the two of you and that is what matters!

Post # 18
87 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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aconnor82:  Argh, I’m sorry to say it, but yeah.  It’s noticeable, to me at least.  The bodice is so structured, it should’ve laid flat like a second skin.  

BUT! You’re rocking the hell out of that dress even if the alterations weren’t done properly.  You look fabulous, and that’s a great pic with your DH  🙂 

Post # 20
516 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I noticed it immediately as well, and that’s something that would have bothered me. I am sort of OCD as well. Especially on a dress made with such a stiff (satin?) material, it is really noticeable. I’d never use that seamstress again personally.

Post # 23
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I’ve been sewing for a long time (I’m making my wedding dress, actually) and this is definitely not the correct way to make the dress fit.  This seamstress took a shortcut by folding the fabric like that.  She should have created darts to make it fit properly.  I also see some issues with the fit at the waist.  That being said, you still look amazing, and I probably wouldn’t have noticed either unless I really studied the photo or it was pointed out to me.  

Post # 24
354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

yes, it is noticable…but you still looked amazing. 

Post # 25
1401 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I used to sew for a few years and that desperately needed a dart. I really only noticed when you pointed it out, but I would not return to that tailor if they don’t have a good eye for how to take things in.

Post # 27
967 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

to be honest I didn’t even notice at first glance but since you pointed it out its more noticable now

Post # 29
30399 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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aconnor82:  Yes, that is a dart.

Normally if you added a dart to a wedding gown, you would take it apart at the seams, do the dart on the inside of the dress fabric and on the inside of the lining fabric,  sew the two pieces  with their right sides together, then flip it right side out  so all seams and the dart are hidden.

It looks like your seamstress recognized there was a problem, but either didn’t know how or didn’t take the time to do it properly.

Post # 30
7225 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I noticed it immediately, primarily on your left side. However, it’s not something that I would have bothered myself to pay attention to.

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