Cuteboy2me: Dress Fitting Nightmare Realized!

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I will try to keep this short, but if I don't please stay with me.  I REALLY need help! 


I had my first fitting today and it was as bad as I had expected.  Bad and then some.   I knew right from the get go that my dress had cleavage issues.  When I was buying my dress I was told that I could order a rhinestone piece to insert in the middle of the gown to cover the cleavage, that was the information from the bridal sales floor.  From the seamstress today, she was trying to fill the gap with fabric.  That looked atrocious.  I am looking for something that is similar to the collection of rhinestones that are in the picture.


I have gained 10lbs since purchasing my dress.  So, today I was told that nothing can be done with my dress since it is too tight and it doesn't hang properly.  I am booked for another fitting in a months time.  The seamstress says there may be enough fabric to let out the sides some, but if I don't lose the 10lbs there is nothing she can do.  I almost punched her in the throat.  I told her with attitude that between the 2 of us, her letting out the sides and me losing the weight, the dress will fit.  I am so pissed (sorry for the language), that I don't even want to try my dress on again. 


I know I gained weight and I'm not blaming anyone for that.  I only have myself to blame! 


I was told that my veil would be upstairs to try on with my dress.  The seamstress said, "I told them no.  Veils do not belong in the sewing room".  I need to get a pin or something to cover the bra and the cleavage, so I wanted to go downstairs to see if they had anything in the store and the seamstress tells me that she doesn't have time for that, she has other clients and she is on a time line.  I can respect that, but it is never the message, but the tone that will set me off.  This woman was horrible and her tone even worse. 


So, my first fitting was that of bridal nightmares.  I know I've done this to myself and I've gained the weight.  I have to lose the weight.  That in no way excuses her ignorance and tone that she took with me or my daughters.  It was beyond rude.


After I was out of the dress, I went down to the bridal floor to see if I could find a piece to make work for the cleavage area.  I was just left on my own to dig through scraps and bits of fabric with some bling on them.   Nothing to be found.


I have never been a big fan of this bridal salon and this experience just hits that home all the more. 


My to do list is: 



  • Lose 10lbs by the middle of August

  • Find a solution to the low cleavage, so the bra I have doesn't show through.  Solution being a pin or a different type of bra. 


Thanks for any and all advice you offer up. 


 


 

Posted on July 26, 2012 at 12:47 pm
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Katiae45
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First of all, I'm sorry, how terribly upsetting.


Second, they do have very low cut bra's these days, for a deep neckline. But I wouldn't necessarily recommend that in this case. I would think that it's can be fixed with a piece of material and some beads, it doesn't seem like an impossible thing to do. I've had a blouse fixes like that once. It's just finding the right kind of material. Surely a seamstress will have bits and pieces left over.


Is there any way that the seamstress could bring together both sides of the 'V' line and attach them, in order to reduce the opening?


Lastly, be strong and watch yourself until the wedding, whatever you will lose will help. 


Wishing you lots of support and good energy!  :)

Posted on July 26, 2012 at 1:27 pm
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Is it too late to have another seamstress? I honestly couldn't feel comfortable working with someone that didn't make me feel like I was their top concern. Customer service is a huge demand for me, but maybe that's because I always go the extra mile for my customers.


Anyways... have you ever concidered those bras that stick on/under your breasts?


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Posted on July 26, 2012 at 2:54 pm
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Posted on July 26, 2012 at 2:55 pm
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I tried that adhesive bra today and it was not at all comfortable. 


I am contemplating another seamstress.  I am going to check out a place tomorrow and see if they can be any help to me. 


 

Posted on July 26, 2012 at 3:03 pm
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Good luck Sweetie, I'll keep you in my prayers

Posted on July 26, 2012 at 3:32 pm
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Thanks, hon!  I appreciate the thoughts and prayers. 


@Katiae45 - I didn't even ask if the seamstress could bring together the fabric, because she was too busy ranting about my weight gain and the fact that she wasn't sure if there was enough fabric to let out the sides.   Anything I questioned or commented on in regards to a question from her, she just huffed or had a tone-filled response. 


Thanks for the ideas thought, too.  I don't think a new bra will solve the issue.  The dress needs a piece added to it. If I had known it was going to be such a problem, I wouldn't have bought this dress.  The cleavage was an issue from day one, but I was fulled and whole-heartedly reassured a modesty piece could be added. Now, it's as though I'm asking for the world.  Annoyed and sad does not make for a happy bride! :(  

Posted on July 27, 2012 at 2:28 am
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That seamstress was really rude. Is there anyone else you can work with there? What about getting cups sewed into the dress? So you won't have to worry about a bra, or low cleavage bra. Sending you hugs!

Posted on July 27, 2012 at 2:34 am
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the adhesive bra may not be uncomfortable when you try it on with your dess though, since your top is pretty tight, it will probably make you feel secure. that would be my suggestion too! along with, finding a new seemstress! i got my dress at DB, and the seemstress there was a total nightmare like yours! i never had an apt with her, but MAKING my apt was ridiculous. so i made another appt at a small tailor, a husband and wife team who were very sweet, and charged me 80% less then what i was quoted at DB. when i called to cancel my appt, she was just as impossible to deal with, i was so happy to hang up the phone! moral of the story, call around!! if she isnt fixing your dress as we speak, you should at least consult with a different shop!

Posted on July 27, 2012 at 2:41 am
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Sorry you're having such a difficult time! There was no reason for the seamstress to be so rude with you. I'll be thinking of you, and hoping that you can find a solution!

Posted on July 27, 2012 at 2:49 am
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What a nightmare seamstress! They should do everything possible to make you feel at ease. Surely this a problem that can be easily fixed! Sending you positive vibes from Cali!

Posted on July 27, 2012 at 3:02 am
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First off….DO NOT LET THAT (insert mean bad words) GET YOU DOWN!! Fine you have gained some weight. You know that and are obviously beating yourself up about it (stop that by the way…these things happen) its not her business or her job to say anything to you. she had absolutely no right to be so rude. Does he own the shop? If not then I would 100% complain. Also you had every right to try on your veil etc…I’m FUMING mad reading this post. Want me to jump in my car  and drive to TO ???lol   


 


Anyway on the issue at hand


I found this link online…not sure if it will help you or if its even close to what you are looking for but maybe give you an idea of what options are out there if closing in the fabric isn’t an option.


 


http://www.chemisettesbyanne.com/242.html

Posted on July 27, 2012 at 3:09 am
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I would definitely get a second opinion on this dress. There was a rip in my dress from my butt being too big, and she was able to take some of the lacing on the bottom of my dress, and add it to my butt. You couldn't tell what so ever. Dont get discouraged!!!! This is just another bump in the road that you will get over!

Posted on July 27, 2012 at 3:20 am
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@yiela - I asked about cup inserts and she said since I have breasts of an okay size they would hang down and cup insertions would not work for me.  


@kplusd - I wouldn't dream at this point of trying on my dress again with an adhesive bra.  It would take up too much of her time.  I am being sarcastic in my tone right now, but I can just hear her if I was to attempt to try on my dress again. 


@lorna247 - She doesn't own the shop, but the seamstress business is her business.  She rents and contracts out the space from the bridal salon.   The veil and dress were bought seperately and have not been worn together yet, so that is another concern.  Not a major one, but a concern just the same.


 To any and all, A$$ whooping is welcome. 

Posted on July 27, 2012 at 3:38 am

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