A woman admitted her devastation after spending 30 hours working on her friend’s wedding dress – only for her to savagely ditch it and choose another one instead
A woman was fuming that her pal didn’t choose the wedding dress designed for her (stock photo)(
A woman has admitted her devastation after making her friend’s wedding dress – only for her to savagely ditch it for another one instead. The anonymous woman took to popular forum Reddit to admit her upset and explain the tragic ordeal.
The self-proclaimed advanced seamstress – who ‘really enjoys making old-fashioned ball gowns and has recently strayed into the world of prom dresses’ – explained she fixed her pal’s original dress, which appeared to be ‘a mess’.
The woman explained: “A friend of my older sister started having me alter some of her clothes. It was super basic things like turning a few dresses into skirts, cropping some shirts, and things like that. (She never paid me for any of this, but I never expected her to.)”
The bride-to-be asked her friend to make her wedding and bridesmaid dresses (stock photo)(
She went on: “This went on off and on for about two years, then she started dating and about four months later she was engaged. Right after she contacted me about making her wedding and bridesmaids’ dresses. This was a very big honour for me because, though I have been sewing for years I’m only 17, and it’s my dream to make custom wedding dresses.
“We planned a day to get together to figure out all the details. When she came she brought a wedding dress with her. IT WAS A MESS. It was much too big and looked like a bathrobe. She also showed me the bridesmaid’s dresses she had found and was planning to use. (This was all news to me).
“I was okay with the bridesmaid’s dress update because four dresses in about four months is a lot to make. Something had to change with the wedding dress, she wanted me to alter it, but I told her I wasn’t sure I could. So the plan was that I would make her dress, she showed me a dress on Pinterest that she loved and said she wanted her dress exactly like it.”
While the woman claims to have been putting in a lot of effort with her pal’s wedding dress, she admitted that the bride-to-be was ‘too busy’ to check up on the work in-progress.
The bride claimed she was ‘too busy’ to check on the dress (stock photo)(
She continued: “I told her I would make a simple bodice out of some old fabric I had laying around and we would check back in a week. At that time she was too busy to stop by but gave me the go-ahead and I started work.
“I finished it in about a week. (took me about 15 hours of sewing) I sent her a few pictures and videos at the beginning, but she seems disinterested so I stopped. We did the fitting and it was beautiful. There were a few things she wanted to be changed, mostly the sleeves were just a little too puffy.
“However, the bride seemed quite disinterested throughout the whole thing. Her Maid of Honour was there and was very helpful and involved, after we had tried it on and figured out what needed to be changed, the bride out of nowhere informed me she had ordered another dress. She had paid 200 for it online.
“She told me she would wear the one I was making to her bridal shower. Honestly, I did like the dress she ordered at all, and I was very suspicious of a $200 wedding dress. The one I was making was so much nicer.”
After discovering the news, the woman admitted that she felt ‘hurt’ after working hard on the dress – only for the bride to wear it at her bridal shower instead.
Agreeing regardless, the woman explained further: “She provided the fabric which was a pain to work with, but I made it work. I got the dress to her in another week. (Another 15 hours of sewing) I gave her the dress and that was when she showed me the 200$ dress. It was a dumpster fire.
“She liked the skirt but the whole bodice had to go. She wants me to remake it for her. I said I would see what I could do. I hadn’t heard from her for a bit. So after about two weeks I reach out and told her I had finished the bodice and she needs to try it on. That was when she told me that she was selling the dress and was going to buy one off the rack. That was the line. I told her I was out.”
She added: “I wasn’t sure I could alter something off the rack, and I’d been pushed around way too much. A final kick to the gut was when the photos of her bridal shower came out on social media and she wasn’t wearing the dress sewed for her. She never paid me not ever for the fabric.
“We didn’t go to the wedding (we had other plans) I haven’t spoken to her since. I think her sister made her wedding dress, it was fine very simple, I probably could have made it in about give hours.”
Taking to the comment section, Reddit users sympathised with the upset woman – with one person suggesting: “Print out some business cards from Vista Print. Pull together some bridal samples. Go to the local bridal shops, show them what you can do and ask to be added to their referral list for alterations.”
Meanwhile, someone else said: “Please don’t be discouraged if this is your dream OP, if you look online I’m sure there are heaps of ways you can start your own business and there might be grants and mentor programs etc right near where you live!”
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