Seams it Does Matter

Congratulations to all my future brides, you’ve got the ring, you’ve set the date and you may even have decided on your colour palette…. 

Bride ready on the big day

Now consider this when choosing dresses for your bridesmaids.  While many outlets offer both colourful and up to date bridesmaid designs, the onus for adjusting them to fit all of your bridesmaids often falls onto the alterations expert.

What would appear as only “minor alterations” from an untrained eye could result in many costly hours of work for the seamstress. The amount of time spent unpicking, establishing new seam lines, and then stitching the dress to the pinned specification, is often just as involved as altering more functionally made bridal gowns.

It is what is hidden inside the dress that will determine how involved the alterations will be.  If the dress is ordered too tight then it is very difficult to let out the seams as they are usually only 10mm wide and are sometimes just over-locked.

This is a good example of a that dress needed to be let out from under the arm to hip level. But with hardly any seam allowances to work with, it required accuracy to get all the seams down to 1/8th of an inch (3mm).

Here the seam was far too wide and had to be straightened and finally neatened, to allow the dress to be altered to a perfect fit.[/mark]

This example demonstrates an over-locked seam, and how little there is to work with, when you take a good look inside.

Whether skimped seams, or on the other hand untidy, uneven and roughly stitched seams, the final perfect fit of the dress is what the dressmaker strives to achieve.

White Lace will ensure that your bridal alterations are done to the highest quality, precision and complete satisfaction.  If you would like to discuss the alterations you need, or would like a quote please contact Janice here.

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