Post # 1
Ok I just had my fitting at the second shop (read my previous post called, Cross your fingers for me, long vent.) My dress is looking way better with all the things changed. I looooove it now. Don’t mind all the pins, as this is not my final fitting.
(The 1st two pics are the befores at the 1st shop where they insisted my alterations were done.) 2nd pic is the bustle they had at 1st shop.
(You can see how big the top still looked on me. This is with it stuffed with 4bra cups.)
And these are the pictures of my dress from my fitting today at different dress store….still has pins but I think the top fits alot better (also they added lace to the bare spot), they took it in better at the hips, and I looooooove my bustle so much more.
So yes it is possible to get rid of dress regret with the same dress….and it is possible to size a dress down 12 sizes…but you need a really great seamstress to accomplish all of that. I am soooo happy now!!!!
Post # 3
So glad it worked out for you! You look beautiful!
Post # 4
So happy for you! You look beautiful, and so happy!!! 🙂
Post # 6
@mlharrison23: You look lovely in it
Post # 8
I’m so glad its working out for you! I also took my dress down several sizes, from a 12 to a 2. Everything else is fine, but I am a little worried about my bust fitting well- and its great to see someone who has had good results. You look fabulous!
Post # 9
YaY for happy endings! You’re going to look gorgeous on your wedding day!
Post # 10
Thanks very much everyone. It is a huge, huge relief and I can finally stop thinking about wanting to buy a new one!!!! I do love it and glad I can finally say that out loud and really truly mean it!
Ya this was the main reason why they had told me I should not have bought the dress from the shop, because of the bust being so large but I think as long as they know what they are doing and actually cut it down to fit you right instead of stuffing you full like a turkey to make up for the extra room than you will be ok.
Post # 11
hooray–sooo much better! I am glad it worked out for you. You look great in that dress!
Post # 14
so much better! you look beautiful!!
Post # 15
You look lovely… and HAPPY! : )
Post # 16
OH MY GOODNESS!! What a DIFFERENCE?! I can’t get over how well the 2nd shop handled everything. Holy smokes, a whole new dress!!!!! They put shop #1 to shame. Good for you for persevering and getting what you knew would be just right. Congratulations! You look gorgeous! 🙂