Post # 1
I am engaged! I have been following this board for a while… And MY time has finally come to be apart of all of the excitement!
I am a first grade teacher and love my class with all of my heart. Josh got my entire class in on the surprise! I was in my classroom grading tests at my desk, when all of the suddon my, my entire class comes inside with flowers and HUGE smiles! They formed a heart shape and said, “It’s a great day to be in first grade!” (something I always say to them!) Josh then walked in and said, “It IS a great day to be in first grade!” He then handed me a red rose and proposed. My class then came and handed me all of the flowers and gave me big wonderful hugs!
It could not have been more perfect for me!!!!
Now, I live in Alaska.. North Pole, Alaska at that! By the sound of the name, you can tell, we don’t have a huge selection of wedding dresses! I had been planning at trip to ATL for a children’s conference and am blessed by the fact my sister lives just 10 minutes away from the convention center. Josh, knowing this, planned the engagement to happen right before my trip so I could look for wedding dresses!
I will be going with my mom and sister tomorrow! I can’t wait! Just for kicks and giggles, we decided to try my sister’s designer meemails dress on.
A few things to know,
1. She was a size 0 wh
This topic was modified 2 years, 9 months ago by LanaBella.
Post # 2
1. She was a size 0 when she got married
2. I am a size 4 (although I know wedding dress sizes are different.)
3. Because of her big booty, the dress was a size 6 altered to a size 4 but not in her booty area.
4. There are a couple inches on both sides of the seams inside the back area that were taken in.
My sister said she would be honored if I wore her dress. Quite frankly, her dress has always been the most beautiful dress I have ever tried on.
I am still going dress shopping tomorrow.. But, this dress is an option! It looks so beautiful.
I am wondering if you have any ideas about alteration to make a dress bigger in the back?
Post # 4
LanaBella: That dress looks fabulous on you. If there isn’t enough fabric in the extra seam allowance, you coould have the zipper replaced with a corset back.
Post # 5
LanaBella: maybe it can be converted to a corset back lace up gown … Because it looks like it fits you everywhere else! Gorgeous! And congrats!
Post # 6
I say take it to a tailor and find out! I bet they can do something. And also CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!
Post # 7
I bought my dress pre owned and had a similar problem. I would ask a seamstress if they could make it into a corset. We debated that for mine but we ended up doing a V back instead (mine zipped up a little higher and I don’t mind showing my back!).
Post # 8
Congratulations! The dress is lovely. I’m going to echo PPs and recommend a corset. The dress seems to fit… almost. 🙂
Post # 9
The gown looks stunning on you! I love the detail, so romantic and luxurious. I would also just get a corset back (and panel) added in, I’ve done this with an evening gown before and it works perfectly.
Post # 10
You’ll have to have a professional seamstress look at it. Im betting you could get an inch out of each side seam, and if need be, put in a corset, instead of a zipper. I have the same problem, with a broad back and couldn’t get anything to zip up, but it fit everyplace else. I ordered a 12, for my bust, but my hip measurements are 6 inches less than the designer’s chart, so we’ll see how that goes.