I mentioned it numerous times on this thread DON'T TAKE MEASUREMENT ON YOUR OWN! I bet no one really listen, and just save that $10 and take the measurement by themselves.
I think most of the time, the dressmaker will follow the measurements with +/- 1 to 2 inches margin of error ( I mean, they don't have laser cutter in their factory). The difference is not very noticeable.
Thus, when ur measurement is already 2 inches off, the result can be 4 inches off at the end.
at 4 inches of difference..then YES, the dress would be too big /too small/too long/too short.
Originally Posted by mochamakes3
Shootystar - I think the holiday is about a week, but you should check with them.
Ginger - You probably feel so attached because you were more involved in the construction of your dress. I had the same sizing issues, the first time I did it myself, the second time I had a professional. Funny thing is the numbers were really close, maybe only off by an inch or two.
Lisa - I'm sure you'll be able to find someone that can fix it for a reasonable price.