Friday, 5 February 2010

Bless Me Dressmaker For I have Sinned.

It's been over a week since I last saw you and I have a confession to make. I visited another dressmaker the day I met with you.
Well, I certainly wouldn't have it any other way, infact I would encourage it!
Choosing a dressmaker isn't as easy as sticking a pin in a directory and plumping for that one. Your wedding is too important to just pick a name from the yellow pages or the internet. Choosing the right seamstress is possibly almost as important as finding the perfect husband. Choose the wrong dress maker, and your perfect day could be ruined!
You need to find someone who is empathetic to your dreams, someone who you are able to communicate with, and who will listen to what it is you want but is honest enough to share her opinions as to whether what you have in mind will work in a way that will be pleasing to you in the end. How can you do this if you only have a meeting with one dressmaker?
Whatever source you choose, there are some steps you can employ to ensure that the person you hire will be able to accomplish what you want.
What to take to your interview:
Your time schedule
Pictures of the dress or the pattern you've selected
Number of Bridesmaids, their approximate sizes, and body types
A small sample of the fabric, if you've already chosen it.
What to ask the seamstress:
Her time schedule
Can she create a custom design or does she prefer to use a pattern?
To see samples of her work.
Estimate of costs.
Her suggestions on compatibility of your fabric and pattern. Is the style you've chosen suited to your body type?
Will the dress be comfortable to wear or will you have restricted movement? (This will be important if you are planning to dance at your reception).
Part of your planning is finding a dressmaker that you are comfortable with. One that can help you create the gown you are looking for, the gown you have been dreaming of. When you decide you are going to have your gown custom made, start talking to every one you know.

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