Changing a corset back to a zipper.

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
297 posts
Helper bee

Sorry I can’t help but I love all that tulle and lace, beautiful dress! Congrats!

Post # 4
43 posts
  • Wedding: October 2014

I always heard that you can change a zipper into a corset, but you can’t change a corset into a zipper. But I have no experience with this. Good luck!

Post # 7
2338 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

if it’s that big on you it may be able to be done. Bring it to a seamstress? People online can’t help you as much as someone in person who knows what they’re doing!

Post # 9
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

FutureMrs.Huemiller:  I went the opposite way with my dress. It cost a bout $250 to do the change, but that was done by the designer, not a seamstress. With that much room in the dress I cant see it being a problem but be prepared fodr a large alterations bill. 

Post # 10
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I believe you can but it has to be EXTREMELY big.  Basically the corset part has to be removed and the zipper added. 

Post # 11
481 posts
Helper bee

Could you not just have the top taken in? I used to be a seamstress (and still do all of my own alterations), and it’s far easier and cheaper to just take it in, rather than change the lacing to a zipper.

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