Post # 1
When you purchased your dress were you sold a petticoat? I was never told that my dress needed a petite coat until last week when my seamstress (at my last fitting) asked me why I chose to not get a petticoat. I looked at her and told her that no one told me that I needed a petite coat. I’m freaking out because my dress doesn’t look that puffy on the bottom AND now she is saying that it’s too late to add a petticoat because my dress was altered with out a petticoat. I don’t think that it’s right; because if I was told that my dress needed it I would have totally purchased one. Dress twins please tell me if you are using a petite coat. With 30 days until my wedding I don’t know what to do. L
Post # 3
I don’t have that dress, but I don’t think there is a cause to panic. You can get a separate hoop or crinoline and wear it under your dress. I’m not sure why your seamstress wasn’t aware of that!
Post # 4
I think the issue is that adding a petticoat usually brings up the length of your dress. When I added my petticoat, it made the dress a bit shorter so I didn’t need it to be hemmed. If your dress is already hemmed without one, it may be too short if you add one. However, I was worried about this too because I did not buy my dress with a petticoat and the length of the dress wasn’t changed too drastically so it might work. Maybe you could try a few different ones with your dress to see if there is a style that will give you the extra poof you are after without shortening the dress too much. Perhaps a mermaid crinoline? I got mine on Amazon, it does wonders!