Post # 1
I ordered my dress about a month ago and ordered a size 8. They measured me as a size 6 in my hips and waist but an 8 in my back (I’m a swimmer). The owner of the store said I should get a size 8 after I went back and forth between the 2 sizes (I didn’t know if my back would get any smaller) and the owner of the store said that she would pay to have the alterations done if when the dress arrived and I was actually a size 6 in my back.
Now I am concerned that the alterations pay ruine the way the skirt falls and sits and that is may be too hard to alter it.
Has anybody else had to deal with this before?
Post # 3
Why would the alterations affect that part of the dress?
Post # 4
@peachacid: I was thinking in the hip area will it make the ruffles stick out and not look as soft or just change the way they sit at the hip.
Post # 5
I don’t think you have a thing to worry about. I’m narrow in the hips too and went back forth over a 6 or 8 (street size 4). I always have problems with my proportions, but the 8 was perfect and only needed a little tweaking. The skirt shouldn’t be affected at all by adjusting the bodice seams. 🙂
Post # 6
The dress in the picture is the sample from the store, right? I guess you just have to wait and see, then. I don’t really see how adjusting the hip area will affect the ruffles too much, unless you mean just the two that are at the top on the side. If they start sticking out more, you can have them fixed so they go back down.
My measurements are 33 – 27 – 35. The 33 and 35 put me at size 0 or 2; the 27 puts me at 8. Which is stupid because I wear size 2 in dresses from normal stores. So they ordered this dress I KNOW will be too big. I think that’s how it always works, though, and they just alter it and you go from there. What a racket. But don’t worry, I’m sure it will look fine. And you look great in the dress!
Post # 7
The bridal alterations people alter dresses like this all the time so they know what they’re doing. I wouldn’t worry about it. The dress looks great on you btw!
Post # 8
I don’t think you should stress too much. My sister-in-law had to go through similar alterations and her dress came out just fine.
Post # 9
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
Wedding dresses are made with the option to alter them, and the people who do it usually specialize in formal gowns– I wouldn’t worry about it.
Post # 10
You look great! I’m small, but I’d kill to be as tiny as you!