Maggie Sottero Bernadette Alterations

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

There are lots of brides that remove the belt.  I like it better that way.  You can also try to add crinoline to offset the curves if you are uncomfortable with them.  Some people deepen the sweetheart on that dress and I think that looks great.  My dress is similar but not popular so I’ve been looking at the bernadette for alteration ideas

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

my seamstress is just seeing cups into the dress

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

* sewing

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I never tried it on. I saw it online and it looked so good on the model and on the brides on that link I showed you, that I just had to have it, so I bought it second hand. When it arrived I put it on and I thought it just looked frumpy. Put it in for alterations and went in last week for another fitting. She’s only altered it a little bit at the back so far but what a huge difference!! Also I tried on a jupon 189 petticoat and wow, so different.

I was worried about the bust as the bust is huge and I have very little to fill it with. She is going to alter the top of the bust, shorten the shoulders, sew in cups and shorten the lining – I’ve fallen in love with it all over again. 

Once a dress is fitted to a figure it always looks much better. With a few nips, tweaks and tucks and the right petticoat, it can look amazing. 

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