(Closed) Alterations… getting a deeper sweetheart cut, is it possible?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

This shold be easily accomplished. Would help to see a pic of your dress. Could you post your dress? 

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@megabrooke:  I think it looks great on you as is but I’m sure that making it a bit lower with that style of dress is easily do able! 

Keep in mind thou…. Mine was lower and I felt I was tugging it up to prevent from spilling out! My suggestion is to do a sit test in your dress and see how the top feels sitting. In my dress when I sat down my girls were pushed up and out….. Lol

Just make it clear with the seamstress exactly how much lower you want it bc once they remove fabric there is no going back! 

Love the sparkly belt and the lace cap sleeves…. Looks gorgeous! 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@megabrooke:  All of those alterations are easy for a good seamstress! Making things lower cut and smaller are the easiest alterations on a bodice (I’ve worked as a seamstress, so I’m familiar with this stuff).

I think that having it fit you properly would make a huge difference. It also looks like you could get away with lowering the neckline 1/2 to 1 inch without issues of spilling out too much, and I think it would be more flattering. It’s a lovely dress as it is though!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@megabrooke:  You’re welcome! 🙂

I like this forum because people do make an effort to be honest, but nice about it. Sometimes contraversial topics will ruffle feathers, as one might say, but in general everyone is pretty helpful and polite!

I just looked at your picture again and I think that you could definitely get away with removing an inch or even a little more of the neckline. The thing is, the area where the lace straps/cap sleeves attach can’t be cut down much, if at all, because if it was, then the lace straps wouldn’t be long enough anymore; but I think making the neckline deeper inside of where the straps connect would look good, as long as it was done well. Or you could get other lace for the straps, or your seamstress may have other ideas about how this could be done– she’ll be the one looking at it in real life/3-D, after all!

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@megabrooke:  Thanks so much! Happy wedding planning… I def vote to keep the sleeves…. Love them!

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