Mom's Wedding Dress – Part 2 (in the epic saga or "Will it fit?")

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

You can have gussets put in.  But those are usually reserved for when the dress doesn’t zip.  But if zips and it’s just a little snug, I think it would be better if you just lost a little weight!  You’ve got so much time.  And there could be a smidgen of fabric in there to be let out too. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

What does the waist area of the dress look like?

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

It would be helpful if we could see pics.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@LoggerHead91207:  It would be easier to give an opinion if we saw a pic of the dress.

You likely can’t do a corset of the back bodice is sheer to the top. But, the tailor could open the side deams and insert a small strip of fabric (gusset) to widen the waist.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@LoggerHead91207:  I don’t think you should get it altered yet. Sept 2015 is so far away, your body could completely change by then! You could take it to a seamstress to see what is possible but I wouldn’t go ahead with any work until you’re much closer to the day. Also, perhaps you could get a lace panel added to the bottom so that it is long enough for you.

Also, if it’s going to be YOUR wedding dress, your mom shouldn’t have so much control over it! You should enjoy the process and be able to take pictures if you want to!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

David’s will not alter a dress not from their store.  I used to work there, it’s a policy they have.  You’ll need to find a good local seamstress.  Ask her to check all the seams (not just the side seams, but also the zipper and if there are princess seams).  If you let a little out from each one, maybe that’ll be enough!

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@LoggerHead91207:  Awesome dress! Honestly, I think it looks good, as is, but see what the tailor says. You could always try shapwear or a good corset to cinch the waist in.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@LoggerHead91207:  Ok I see the tightness.  And I also see your underwear!  I’d recommend you have the seamstress add a layer of lining to the dress too!  🙂

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@LoggerHead91207:  That dress would be lovely the way it is, or awesome with the sleeves removed. You could have a seamstress use the sleeve fabric to make a bolero.

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