(Closed) FREAKING OUT – Dress 2 or 3 Sizes TOO BIG

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Member
249 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

They should be able to take it in..i got a dress around 3 sizes too big (from this site since i had no time to rush order my dream dress)  it is a corset back as well and my seamstress took it in NO PROBLEM …i suggest going to a different seamstress ..but first maybe go back in when their seamstress is there ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
Member
1752 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

When my dress got in it was at least 3 sizes too big.  At least my seamstress said that she took at least three sizes out.

It caused some issues with the rouching, but that was it.

It can be fixed.. wait till you talk to a seamstress!

Post # 5
Member
463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I was in a similar situation as you, having lost weight and the dress just being too large to begin with.  My wedding dress was corset and they were definitely able to take it in on the sides, redo the beadwork and add boning to the top again.

it takes more work and time but by all means DOABLE!!

Post # 6
Member
1667 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

the sales lady is just jealous that you lost weight ๐Ÿ™‚ wait to talk to the seamstress. There are only a few types of gowns that cannot be seriously altered (taking out to much fabric compromises the lay and fit of the dress). With a simply bodice and skirt design like this, you will be able to have it taken in, I promise!! I have done a bit of sewing in my day.

Post # 7
Member
3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I second ktisthatbees comment!!

Post # 8
Member
4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

They can do it! No panic, but I would take the dress elsewhere just because they don’t deserve your business.

I had a bridesmaid dress come in once 3 sizes to big. Actually, I could fit 2 of me in it, and they took it in just fine!

Post # 9
Member
2867 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

If their seamstress says it’s impossible you may want to try someone else. I’d at the very least get a second opinion.

Post # 10
Member
3614 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

That’s bull…I had a size 10 sample altered for my size 2 frame before. Especially that ballgown shape is very easy to alter.

Post # 11
Member
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Am I right in thinking there’s a big pleat at each side of the skirt, too?

Should be no problem, and that pleat should make it much easier, effectively hiding the join, and making the adjustment less taxing. I’m sure I saw a bride on here with a satin mermaid gown altered down 3-4 sizes, and it looked amazing. Don’t panic.  

Also, unless you’re very very short, (less than 5 foot) 15lbs should approximately convert to 1 dress size, give or take (can you tell my weight goes up and down!?) so it should only be one size too big, not 3! Seems like they made a bit of a boo-boo on selecting your size to start with…

 

Post # 12
Member
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

oh this makes me feel better, I have lost about 15 lbs too and am trying on my dress for the first time tomorrow…this dress doesnt have pleats…do any of you think they will have problems taking this dress in? I am just soooo worried because the back starts to go down to a V…will this affect how they can take in the sides?

Post # 13
Member
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

A: sorry for the huge pictures and B: sorry for highjacking this post instead of starting my own ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
Member
42 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2011

First: HUGS!!! Second: take a deep breath, Third: get a second if not third opinion, what one seamtress doesnt think (or have the skills to make possible) another can

Plus remember it was just a sales lady who told you this, what are her credintals(sp) as a seamstress?

I have also heard of seamtress saying it was impossible if they felt it was too much work!!!

Ask around, things WILL be OKAY!

Post # 16
Member
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@mar248 thanks, so is yours! who makes it? and good luck with alterations and future weight loss, good job!

The topic ‘FREAKING OUT – Dress 2 or 3 Sizes TOO BIG’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors