Help – dress alteration

posted 4 years ago in Dress
  • poll: what would be the smart choice?
    get it altered during thanksgiving : (4 votes)
    40 %
    get it altered now and watch my size : (0 votes)
    change into corset back : (2 votes)
    20 %
    ship to myself and get altered in my town : (1 votes)
    10 %
    check in when I fly back and get altered in my town : (0 votes)
    carry on when I fly back and get altered in my town : (3 votes)
    30 %
    I have a creative solution - please explain : (0 votes)
  • Post # 4
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    1042 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Usually the alterations aren’t ever “just right” the first time.  That’s why people go back for multiple fittings.  You probably want to START over Thanksgiving (assuming they are even open), then go back for more fittings just before your wedding.

    Post # 6
    Member
    6946 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    who lives in the town where the wedding is taking place?

    can you ask them to recommend a tailor and leave the dress with that relative in between your fittings?

     

    Post # 7
    Member
    6213 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    You should really be starting in late september or early october, and do three fittings if you want the dress to fit like a glove. I would take it to school with you, (put it in a carry on) and then get it altered at school, and then carry it on the plane with you to the wedding

    Post # 9
    Member
    1042 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @Mee:  A local tailor here told me 3 weeks to 1 month is the average time it takes to alter a dress.  Basically the initial consult + pinning, then a fitting each week until it’s perfect.

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