Post # 1
Hi there. I just bought my dress at a size and its not quite a right fit on the bodice so it will need altered. I am still planning to drop a dress size before the wedding in May too. (already lost 16lbs to get here!)
however I am worried that my dress is too complicated to be altered.. what happens to the side beading? Can they move the beading? Will there be holes left behind if they do? The beading is all interconnected and has 4 flowers on the side – one of which is really close to the side seam.
Dont know if you can see very well but its here: http://foreverfriendsbridal.com/catalog/popup_image.php?pID=1027
what do you think?
Post # 3
Is that floral pattern sticthed directly on the dress or is it applied and sewn on. If its not stitched on the dress, a seamstress should be able to lift it, do the proper alterations and then attach it back on.
Post # 4
That style of dress is so common now and has been for a few years, I’m sure an experienced seamstress will have no problem. Those ladies deal with all kind of issues with lace and beading and whatnot. I wouldn’t worry!
Post # 5
I’m sure they can alter it. This was my dress with lots of beading on the side: http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Satin-side-draped-A-line-V9665_Bridal-Gowns-Shop-By-Silhouette-A-Line and i got it taken in probably a whole size. I have no idea how they did it, there is no evidence of moving beading or anything of the such. The alterations looked great. I wouldn’t worry about it with an experienced seamstress.
Post # 6
@pinkshoes: I dont know if whether its applied or stitched directly. Here is a photo of the side bearding (photo was taken on the store’s dress which was too big). It has side seams but also one down the back//