Wedding dress anxiety…How it fits

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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8425 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

jenrebmol:  a good seamstress will know what to do.  Once it’s altered, I’m sure your dress will fit beautifully, so no need to stress yourself out about it now.

Post # 4
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1583 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

jenrebmol:  Seamtress can take care of that. My dress is way too big in the bust as well. In fact every bridesmaid dress I’ve ever bought was also too big in the bust.

Post # 5
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1349 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

jenrebmol:  There is a place by me that can take apart the top of a dress and put it back together so it fits.  If you seamstress can’t get it to look how you want, see if you can find somewhere like that.

Post # 6
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2132 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

The exact same thing happened to me.  I was also freaking out (I even called the shop after my first alteration appointment and begged them to let me try it on again), but don’t worry!  A good seamstress definitely can handle that and do all the time.  Unfortunately, I don’t have a picture of me in the dress before they pinned it, but it was HUGE on top and fit perfectly in the hips.  The first picture is when they pinned it.  You can see my boobs look kind of pointy from the pins bringing it in.  The next picture is after it was altered.  My dress had boning that was far too big too.  She was able to take the boning in and then she added cups for support (the dress is keyhole so I won’t be able to wear a regular bra), and I was pleasantly surprised with how it turned out    

Post # 7
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170 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

 

mgbser: Love your post alterations pic! Gives me hope after my sucky first fitting. How much did your seamstress talk to you about what you wanted fixed? I’m afraid I didn’t say enough because I was overwhelmed and that she wasn’t listening because I was just upset and babbling :-/ 

Post # 8
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2132 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

peanut88:  Thanks!  I tried to be as vocal as I could to communicate with her how I wanted the dress to look, but I felt the same way.  In fact I came home from my first fitting so upset I called the salon and begged them to let me try it on again and give me a little more time (I was rushed at the end).  I am from out of town, and I really couldn’t afford to pay for a trip to add an extra fitting then what I was planning.  Don’t worry about the first fitting- she can still change it after the first fitting, plus it is impossible to see what the dress will really look like just pinned.  My seamstress actually made a bunch of minor different changes while I was wearing the dress during my second fitting, and made sure I absolutely loved it by the end of the second appointment.  

Post # 9
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170 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

 

mgbser:  Ok thank you that makes me feel a lot better. I also was rushed – I wanted to try on my dress ASAP when it came in because someone told me it would be in in march when they really meant june (?) and I had been impatiently waiting for it so they didn’t give me a really full appointment. I am from out of town, not too far, but far enough that I realistically can only do fittings on weekends. Hopefully at my next fitting I’ll have the same experience as you.

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