Post # 1
So, my dress came in yesterday (my post/pics here: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/my-dress-is-in-pics-3/#axzz30ItZHWYb). And while I love the way it looks on me in photos; in person, it is quite snug in the hip and thigh area. It’s fine while I’m standing, but it’s nearly impossible to sit unless I hike it up quite a bit. Sitting in it makes me a nervous wreck – it feels like it could rip at any moment!
The woman at the bridal shop (they don’t do alterations in house, only by referral, so there wasn’t a seamstress on site when I picked up the dress) feared that letting it out even a tad won’t be an option because it would distort the lace overlay. And my losing weight really isn’t an option because, well, I’m already 5’8″ and 110 lbs and I think it’s borderline insane for me to try to weigh less (not to mention I’m not sure I could – I’ve been this weight pretty much my whole adult life). So I’m panicking a little.
I remember so many posts on here about other brides with mermaid style dresses having a similar problem…so what did you do? Talk me down!!
Thanks in advance!!
Post # 3
applecat: I have a lace fit to flare dress and had the same issue – it was just ever so slightly tight in the hip area. The seamstress was able to let the dress out in the hip area no problem at all and no issues with the lace. I did my bridal portraits about a month ago now, and you can’t even tell that the hips were let out.
Go to a real seamstress – you’ll be surprised what they can do!
Post # 4
Gorgeous gown. First of all, the dress won’t rip, I promise! I know it feels like it is very fragile and delicate but it’s made of very solid materials and stiched together quite well! My dress is probably the strongest garment I’ve ever worn! Just relax and enjoy looking so fabulous!
Post # 5
tigergrrl2008: You’ve made me feel so much better! Thank you! The seamstress they referred me to has great reviews, so I’m hopeful!
Post # 6
BeeG35: you’re probably right that I’m just being a little over-cautious about the gown ripping…nonetheless, it is nearly impossible (and extremely uncomfortable) to sit! Hopefully a seamstress will be able to help! 🙂