Alterations Help

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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42453 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@jenniea313:  Here are your pics-upright. It is really hard to make specific recommendations from small pics. You also have an ottoman or somthing obscuring the bottom of the dress. Your seamstress will be the best source of advice. They will take the dress in with pins or clamps so you can see what it will look like with the proposed alterations.

You can’t just cut off the dress. It always needs a finished hem, but if the hem would be too deep it is not uncommon to cut off some of the extra material, then do a proper hem.

 

Post # 5
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42453 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@jenniea313:  A seamstress does not charge for advice- only for the work done. You can go to more than one seamstress to get a recommendation and an estimate.

Post # 7
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1491 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

A) – on seamstresses, make appts with a few different places in your area, go to visit them with your dress, and see which one you feel more comfortable with and comfortable with overall professional-wise.  A GOOD seamstress will recommend the alterations you need without having to over-inflate your final price, and will provide different methods of alterations that will fit your overall “look” for your dress that you imagine.  

 

B) – you will need a finished hem as a PP stated.  

 

C) – Straps would be probably be pretty easy to add, but have you considered a long-line bra?  That would add extra support for “the girls”…     Go to Macys or whatever is near you, buy a bunch of strapless and long line bras, and try them on with the dress to see what fits best, and return whatever you don’t need.   

 

Good luck!  The dress is cute and the price is perfect!  Congrats on finding it and getting a great deal!  

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