Getting zip-up back changed to corset back, HAS ANYONE HAD THIS DONE?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Hi! I am having this done as we speak 🙂 The seamstress in my area is quite amazing and she has done it a lot before – I go for my fitting on Monday (the 18th) so I can let you know how it turns out and the cost etc. I know what you mean, mine was a beautiful zippered back with pear buttons but I just am more confortable with a corset back knowing I can tighten/loosen it as needed. I think it will be a better fit for you but your seamstress should know more. I will keep you updated 🙂

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My sister did this with her bridesmaid dress for my wedding.  She ordered her dress while being like 6-7 months pregnant (she gained a lot of weight during her pregnancy,  like 60lbs) and had to try & guess what size would fit her when she was 3 months post giving birth. She was wrong with her guess & couldn’t zip up her dress. The seamstress at the boutique we purchased them at said that particular dress can’t be turned into a corset…so she went to her friend’s seamstress & said absolutely no problem.  And it was exactly what she needed! Everything went well & it looked great! The only answer that I don’t have for you is the cost, sorry. People do that a lot though. 

Post # 5
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153 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - The Old Courthouse in Cleveland

I’m doing this too! glad I’m not the only one. I was kind of freaking out about it working out. But I am going to be out of the country for 10 months before my wedding, so I wanted to have a corset back so I don’t have to worry much about gaining/ losing 5 lbs (it is very tight now). 

Post # 6
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609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

ahough2:  I had mine done. But the difference for me was that I had it done by the designer when I ordered the dress. I actually had so much more room with the corset I probably could have gone down a size. I was charged $250 for it… Idk if thats good or not but it came out great so Im pleased with it 🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

ahough2:  I had this done. I went to a local seamstress and it was WAY cheaper than David’s Bridal was going to be! I can’t remember exactly how much it was but all of my alterations were only $110 and that included converting it to a corset back, taking it in, hemming the bottom, and adding a bustle. I’m thinking the corset part was like $35 of it? I know the hemming was a big chunk because the bottom of my dress was covered in rosettes with beading. But David’s Bridal was going to charge more for just the corset than I paid her for all of my alterations combined.

ETA: Your wedding is in a month!?!? If you want to do this, find a seamstress ASAP!

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 3 months ago by  Ellie85.
Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

ahough2:  I am considering this.  My dress fits the way it is, but I have always loved a corset back.  I know its on my seamstress’ list of a la carte alterations (and its reasonable).  She’s done it a lot.  And she’s amazing.  She’s done a lot of work for our family and friends for past weddings, I trust her implicitly.  If she says its a go, I’ll do it.  If she says no (I know she’ll have a list of reasons) I’ll trust her decision.  

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