Well, my wedding dress from Shades of Pale arrived today and it was not good. Keep in mind that I paid for "highest accuracy", which they describe as 97-99% like the inspiration dress - and this basically doubles the price from the "normal accuracy" cost.
I'm not sure how clear it is in the photos, but there are some real problems:
- The sleeves are not half-length, but full-length (and flimsy as heck, the left one has a small run in it already)
- The beading is different (this wouldn't have bothered me too much if it weren't for the other problems)
- The skirt isn't centered - it's off by at least an inch
- The shoulders were sewn onto the outside of the dress - you can see it more clearly in the image below:
That is such an unprofessional rookie mistake - I was shocked when I saw it!
Now, had I paid the normal accuracy rate I would pretty much expect what I got. But for what I paid I think this is completely unacceptable - especially since the dress arrived past my wedding deadline of May 9th!!! It'll be extremely expensive to get altered here, and I doubt they'd be able to finish on time.
IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING SHADES OF PALE, I HOPE THAT YOU'LL EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION.