(Closed) Can this dress be taken to a seamstress and be made into a corset back?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

it’s not a very difficult change for a seamstress. time consuming, but not too difficult.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I went through the same thing. It can be done but you should talk to one before you order because the size you order will play a huge part in it. If you order too big it’ll look funny and if it’s too small the “v” shape will be your entire back and look funny. When I asked I was told order a size small to change to a corset and order a size big to change to a zipper. Definitey ask your consultant though. They should be able to steer you in the right direction too.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

I actually love the dress as is. However, I would talk to a seamstress first before I buy it. The amount they charge for alterations might affect if you can still afford the dress. I hope you can though because it’s beautiful.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Willow1991: awesome! i have a poofy tea length dress that i want to add a corset too – can i ask how much she’s charging so i can kind of gauge what it’ll be?

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

okay thanks anyways! i’d heard around $300, but I’m hoping I can find someone to do it a bit cheaper than that!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Willow1991:  Just reading the thread and I just like to add that I think you should get a quote or an estimate on how much it will cost to make it a corset.  You said the seamstress said there needs to be time to do the beading. I just wanted to warn you that beading work can be very expensive because it takes a lot of time and skill.  I bought a dress at a sample sale that was way too big for me. (the dress shop told me I could ‘easily get it taken in.’ Yeah, they lied.)  Anyway, I got some quotes from some seamstresses.  Since it was a bigger dress, they would have to remove huge panels of beading and re-do the beading. (oh, it was also a corset dress)  The first person I went to told me that it would cost me $1000-$2000 to alter the dress because of the beading.  After I freaked out and calmed down, I went to another seamstress.  She told me $700.  Then I found someone else who told me she could do it for $500.  In the end, I ended up selling the dress and buying the same dress in a smaller size.  I just wanted to warn you.  Good luck.  Oh, I love the dress by the way as is but a corset would look nice, if that is what you wanted.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

That dress looks amazing on you!

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