Post # 1
I bought my dress as a sample because I fell in love before seeing on the tag it was discontinued 1/1/11, well at the time I bought it I had lost 15lbs. I’m not at a 30lb loss all together with 6 months to go before my wedding. I had asked the seamstress if it could be taken in if I continue to lose weight and she assured me it could. Now I’m nervous because I see so many posts with people saying “it can only be taken in 2 sizes” and then on the opposite end of the spectrum people saying “I bought a 12 and had it taken to a 2!” so now I’m confused. It doesn’t have crazy embroidery or beading, it’s completely plain except for a band of beading at the chest. There is ruching across the torso area and that’s about it. Has anyone had to deal with this?
Post # 3
mine will have to be taken in quite a bit…. since i bought it i have lost about 30lbs and i plan on a few more before the wedding, mine has very little beading and just ruching and the seamstress said itd be no problem 🙂
Post # 4
I did-(many years ago)-It was a sample size 10 and I had it reduced to a size 3, because it was THE dress that was in my head!
Post # 5
I actually bought a size down but lost about 20lbs and had to take it in about an inch on each side.
Post # 6
My hips are way wider than my waist, and I also lost weight so I need to have my dress taken in about 4 inches on EACH side. I was very nervous at first since my dress has a lot of beading and detail, but I have an excellent seamstress who is doing wonders with it!
Post # 7
For my first wedding I bought I think a 22w from David’s (was wearing a street 20 at the time) and by the time my wedding rolled around, I was in a street 14/16. It was taken in by a LOT everywhere and it was fine. It was chiffon and had a beaded embroidered line of daisies at the empire waist.
The only thing that they couldn’t alter were the sleeves – they were chiffon bell sleeves and the point where it should have hit my elbow to split and flow ended up hitting me wayyyyy down my arm. I did end up spending more on the alterations than I did on the dress.
For this wedding, I think I’ll have to have the bodice taken in about 2 sizes or so, as I have a big difference in size between my waist and my chest.
Talk to your seamstress or salon and they’ll let you know for sure it’s ok.
Post # 8
if your seamstress is really really good at what she does, and your dress doesn’t have a crazy complicated construction, the dress should be able to be taken in more than 2 sizes.
Post # 9
I have a size 12 sample gown that’s going to be taken in a lot! Im a street size 4! Alterations said they’ll start hemming first and closer to the date they will take in from the sides so it will be perfect. I have a good seamstress and she’s working with a lace dress, and she’s confident she can work with it!
Post # 10
@LuLu3279: Can you give me your seamstress’ name?