(Closed) Losing weight and dress alterations…. TERRIFIED

posted 8 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Hmm. Well what dress size did you order it in?

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I definitely don’t think it’s silly to meet with the seamstress to see how much she’d be able to alter it down. Much better to do that than to keep losing weight and have her tell you at your first fitting that it won’t look right!

But, I think you should be fine altering it down up to three sizes. That’s what I’m doing–I bought a sample dress and it’s about three sizes too big, and it’s not a corset back. So they’re altering it down. Granted, my dress has no lace/embroidery on it so it’s probably easier to do than your dress. But I definitely think it’s doable! Talk to the seamstress–that will make you feel better and you’ll have a better sense of how much the dress can be taken in. Good luck!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I was told to order in the size I was currently. That way if I didn’t lose the weight it would still fit reguardless. I’ve been slacking on losing my baby weight…but I hope to lose some of it before the wedding, and if I don’t…oh well.  

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

A good seamstress can usually take a few sizes off a dress without a problem.  If your bust shinks a lot, consider having breast cups sewn in rather than taking in the bust seam.  Sometimes what happens is the bust stretches out weird when you take it in just under your arms, so breast cups would probably be the better way to go.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

sorry it took me so long to get back here!

I think you should be fine, definitely talk to the seamstress and see what she has to say, she is the seamstress for the company that you ordered the dress from right?

Really though you should be fine how much altogether do you want to lose before the wedding? and major props for wanting to be healthy for the wedding!!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

In general, taking a dress in is a lot easier than letting it out.  I suspect you won’t have trouble if you lose weight between now and your wedding.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

it sounds like you should be totally fine then! but do remember that when you lose weight you also lose a lot in your breast. Although the amount lost varies from woman to woman.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think it will be fine. A good seamstress could turn a gunnysack into a beautiful gown 🙂 More importantly.. how are you losing weight that quickly?! Share your secret please, I’m struggling!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think before you stress too much about this, wait for the dress to come in.  Once it does, you will see how the custom measurements fit you.  I would honestly consider not loosing a ton of weight if it does fit like a glove and you don’t want to do major alterations.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Damn girl, you have WILLPOWER! Good for you, that is really impressive. I will try to take some notes from you, that is great progress!! 🙂

Post # 16
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Busy bee

My seamstress told me that I can lose up to 2 street sizes and still be able to alter the gown and have it look the same. She recommended no more than that. I would have an initial meeting w/ your seamstress and get her/his opinion on what you can/can’t lose

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