Alterations dread?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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559 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I ordered a dress several sizes bigger because I’m large busted.  and my dress is a mermaid style.  I’m a little worried about hemming it because I don’t want to ruin the proportions.  I’m also worried about what it will look like since I had to buy it so much bigger!!!

Post # 5
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I had this panic – they made me order a size 12 (UK) and I’ve now dropped to a size 8 (UK) after exercise etc. When my dress arrived and I tried it on I nearly cried as it was so huge on me, and I’m still panicking about how it’ll look.

I’ve been for my first fitting and it still didn’t look great but I’m hoping that once it has been altered properly I’ll be happier.

Post # 6
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559 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

No, it’s silk shantung, apparently super wrinkly…

as far as the proportions, my shoes will make the difference.  Or so they tell me… But they said it would just depend on how much had to be taken in and where.  Hence my worry.  My dress has a lot of pleating in the bodice, so I’m worried the pattern will look different.  I’m a 10, but they ordered a 14!

Post # 8
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559 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

That dress is GORGEOUS!  What did they tell you specifically about the alterations?  Did they tell you where they would be doing them on the dress or anything like that?

Post # 10
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6273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@annie-bels1012:  wedding dress sizes are larger than street clothes sizes.  don’t be alarmed.

i am normally a 0/2 but my wedding dress is a 6. still need alterations.

if you were measured correctly, the bridal consultants should have ordered you the correct size dress.  and they will be able to do the alterations neccessary.

don’t be alarmed and stay calm.

Post # 11
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852 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@annie-bels1012:  Where did you buy it? Does the shop have a good reputation? Its much easier to downsize than up so I wouldnt worry too much if you have a good seamstress. You may need servarl fittings though as they may want to do it in stages, so make sure you schedule them in early.

On an aside, I know Chelmsford, where is your venue?

Post # 13
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852 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@annie-bels1012:  Oh lovely. We will be just down the road in Great Totham!

Post # 14
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320 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

so whatthey do is have the designers chart. so for mine they had a mori lee chart. they mesure ur bust and then look on the table and see what the designer calls ur mesurments, mine was 6, they then do this with ur middle, look on the chart and according to mori lee chart it was and 8. then the hips which mori lee said was a 10. so then they take ur largest mesurement and order that size. so mine is a 10. then from there they take it in on the bust and tummy. but to be honest mine fit pretty perfect, i could get away with no adjustments but ive decide i would like a tiny amount on the bust so the corset back is perfect!

Post # 16
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320 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think you will be ok, I am sure there will be alot of alterations to be done but they say up to 4 sizes should still look ok although idealy no more than 2. it sounds like the people in the shop did the right thing though as they must have gone by the designers chart for your hip size. they would have had no other choice but to go but the biggest size. otherwise they would have had of taken hips out and bust in.x

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