Post # 1
- Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia
I was originally going to wait until September to start the alterations process, but now I’m getting antsy.
Has anyone already started?
All I need altered is the length, the bust taken in, a bustle, and I’m thinking about adding cap sleeves bc I am feeling bad about my arms. So, MAYBE cap sleeves…
Post # 3
I’m going tomorrow evening at 5:00. I was nervous about going too soon, but I’d rather go too soon and have time to take care of any issues that may come up.
I have to have my gown taken in two sizes, have about 4″ hacked off the bottom and a bustle put in. I’m also toying with taking off some of the embelishments off the top of the bust (it’s way too busy for my short frame).
Post # 4
I had mine a few weeks ago. We’re going to be super busy moving before the wedding to dedicate time to this. Also, my body size hasn’t changed since I was 15 so I’m not gaining or losing any weight. It was so much fun having my dress on!
Post # 5
Mine is September 25 for my first fitting! I’m using an independent seamstress so it’s not as busy (October is a big month for weddings in Texas!). I’m also still losing weight, so I wanted to wait a bit longer to start alterations. I’m tall, so I’m hoping to not need any length taken off just the back lowered and maybe the waist taken in.
Post # 6
I had mine last week. My seamstress suggested starting them early because she gets really busy this time of year. My second one won’t be until later
Post # 7
I think I’m going in two weeks for my first fitting!
Post # 8
I had mine about 2 weeks ago and then the second fitting at the end of August!
Post # 9
My dress doesn’t even arrive until the end of August! I booked an appointment with the seamstress for that week (which is now the day before I move, oy). The top needs to be brought in a lot, but I’m sure it will all be in done in time.
Post # 10
the place where I bought my dress told me to come in mid-August. I kind of want to get it done sooner because I’m antsy but I also want as much time as possible to lose a few pounds. When I tried it on after it was delivered I had an ugly case of back fat that I’m working on.
Post # 11
- Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site
I still haven’t called for an appointment. I need the whole bodice taken in a couple of inches (why they don’t make below a size 2 is beyond me…) and taken up a whole lot of inches, plus a bustle.
Post # 12
I had mine last week. They took in the bodice as well as around the hips to make the fit on the underlayer more “mermaid-ey”. My next fitting is in September where they’ll hem the bottom and do the bustle. August is going to be a super busy month for me so I was glad to get this done when I did. Plus like another previous bee stated my body hasn’t changed much either, so losing or gaining weight isn’t a huge concern.
I’d say scheduling your fitting depends on a lot of factors ie: how busy you are, how busy your seamstress might be, the complexity of the alterations you’re getting. etc.
Post # 13
I took mine to a seamstress yesterday! Mine didn’t really need anything done, but I thought the back didn’t fit me right. I have spaghetti straps and there’s like a cutout on the back and it just wasn’t fitting to my body. The circumference of my ribcage is so small it just make the dress look like it was too big in the back! I hope it fits right once the seamstress does some work to it!!
Post # 14
I’m incredibly fortunate that my dress need any alterations. My dress is at the shop right now getting all bustled up. Once she’s done with that, I can bring her home! I’ve had her on a few times between April and June though, and I’m sure I’ll get her back on once the bustle is done!
Post # 15
I go at the end of August! Hopefully, I’ve lost some inches by then, so I can get it taken in st the waist
Post # 16
@Reeniero: I’ve been going in once a month since April. I bought a floor sample that was a size 12 and since I’m significantly smaller than a 12, she’s been working on it for a while. We’re also making quite a few other changes to the dress itself including the neckline and silhouette (from a gentle fit & flare to a trumpet)