Seamstress Bees (or any bees who have a added corset to their gown)

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
Hostess
10856 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

CaliRorter: I’m sure it can be done as some dresses have one built in already I don’t know how much it would cost to add one in, ask around i.e bridal store, go direct to the designer

Post # 4
Hostess
10856 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

This was my dress

Post # 5
Member
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Banquet hall

My seamstress skills are limited, but I have studied a lot of historical costuming. I think you might ask about having the dress fitted over a corest. It would preserve the detailing, give you the waist you’re looking for, and may simplify the process. You would need to spend some money on a well-fitted, well-boned corset and then ask a seamstress to fit the dress to your measurements in the garment. This will not, however, leave much room for error. It would need to be done close to your wedding date because if you need to over-torque the corset to fit in the dress, you could risk passing out from the airway restriction like a Victorian woman at the theatre!

Post # 6
Member
113 posts
Blushing bee

I would recommend a corset that is not attached to the dress. Is there a reason you want it to be sewn in? I know what you mean about corsets giving great shapes…I want one, too, but will probably wear one separately under my dress. It will have the same effect but be cheaper because it will involve fewer alterations.

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