Post # 1
I have lost about ten pounds since I bought my dress and will probably lose another 5-10 by the time of the wedding. It is especially loose around the bust and the halter is very long. Maybe I fell for the "buy a size up" line at David’s Bridal cause the halter has nothing to do with weight. Anyway, I attached a picture of my dress. A lot of bees seem to be experts in alterations and what dresses take in well. Could you let me know if this dress will still look good when I have it taken in. Also, does anyone have experience with DB alterations is there anything I should know, ask, be aware of???
Post # 3
First, gorgeous dress.
My recommendation (esp. b/c I just went through this with an outfit for my shower) is that when you take in the bust on a dress like that you do have to make sure the triangles of the bust get made narrower. Or at least I’m extremely sensitive to fit, so I will never feel right without that. In my case, the bust pieces overlapped so it was a lot of work to move them. For this I think they will be able to just make them narrower from under the arm. It *will* cost extra, and the tailor will likely just push you to have only the waist taken it (which is probably the only other major thing you’ll need, it’s flowy enough that I doubt you’ll need to worry about the hip area). I suppose it comes down to your preference, but if you don’t do that you will run the risk of having your breasts look really splayed apart.
BTW, have you already committed to DB? You could also shop it around to local tailors and see what they say. I’m really picky about alterations (can you tell? That’s what my mom gets for teaching me to sew all my dolls’ clothes when I was a kid), so I much prefer to speak to the actual person who will do them. That’s not always the case at bigger stores.
Post # 4
@ Fizicsgirl-I never considered looking for another tailor, I guess I could. The only reason I was going to stick with DB is because if they messed up the dress they would be liable to replace it right? I think I actually read that on here. I will search yelp for some reputable tailors and get some estimates.
I did notice when I pull the halter up the triangles look huge on me, so that was definitely a good tip and I will be sure to mention that. My chest is quite small and the huge triangles make my boobs look like pancakes, I think the smaller triangles will accentuate and flatter what I have. I do not mind paying a little extra on alterations since I got a good deal on the dress.
Post # 5
Well definitely check out DB first then…I dont’ know anything about such a policy, but it makes sense they might have one.
I know your wedding location is listed as C.Am. but if you’re talking about yelp, are you in the Bay Area? If yes, definitely, 100% talk to Essy Tailoring in Fremont. She did the outfit I talked about, and she’s an excellent tailor (used to make clothes). She does a lot of bridal wear, and I simply can’t recommend her enough (I think since I had that done she’s constantly one piece or another of mine to be tailored).
Post # 6
First congrats on the weight loss! (Assuming that it was a desired weight loss…), and secondly, the right seamstress can do ANYTHING, so be sure to find someone who is experienced and who does this sort of thing and can show you examples and sketches before you hire them.