Post # 1
So I got to see my Maggie yesterday-still love her thank goodness!! The seamstress will have to chop off about 2′ of the length, modify the whole bodice (lower it and take it in), turn the straight neckline into a sweetheart and bustle. I went with the double french bustle. So initial total for alterations–$500!!! O.M.G……
Love the way it fits but…I have back fat!!!!! She said the a-line bra was too tight and we would work on that at the next fitting. I have been doing the 30 day shred for 2 months and have gone down about 2 sizes, but what do you do about back fat?? Ugh….!!!!!
(the bottom is not straightened out in this pic)
Here’s a pic when I bought her in April-I think I look a little smaller..i hope i do!
Post # 3
Love it!! You do look smaller – though you were pretty tiny to start 🙂 Congrats!
Post # 5
In the first picture, it looks to me that perhaps the corset isn’t cinched in tight enough. I have the Karena (halter version of the Karena Royale) and when I tried it on with my mom helping me it sort of gapped like that at the top and I was a bit worried that it would have to be taken in. But when the seamstress did it, pulling the cords really tight, there’s absolutely no gap (and it isn’t too tight at all, it feels very fitted). Also, have you considered bra cups? I couldn’t find a bra to go with the dress but the seamstress is putting in push up cups. Looks fabulous and is way cheaper than a bra too.
You look good, but make sure that dress is cinched in as much as possible before you let the seamstress start taking it apart.
Post # 6
You look great. If you are going to worry about the back I would make sure you get it right. Especially with how much the alterations are. You look great! Congrats on the dress and the weight loss.
Post # 7
@sapphirebride-the pics from my 1st fitting (the 1st group) the seamstress had it cinched tightly, and even though it was very tight, the bodice is still too big. In the pic below my fitting pics, the consultant did not have it cinched up very well. I did talk to the seamstress about putting the cups in and we will address that at the next fitting (that’ll be $25 more I believe she said). I think that is what I will do is the push up cups like you did so I dont have to wear a bra.
Post # 8
i’ve always loved this dress and i would have bought it had i not opted for a trumpet dress!!!!!
i think you’ve made a great choice having a double french bustle, because it gives this elegant a-line dress something fun in the back!
regarding the back fat, i think it’s because the corset was too tight on the top, thus, squeezing out the fat. if you could pull the corset the tighest around the waist and keep it really tight until the bottom of your bust, then not as tight around the bust and the top of the dress, you should and would still have good support for your girls but no back fat. i hope i am being clear here.. (sorry, english is not my first language!)
Post # 9
Thanks TingTing! I thought the double french looked the best and I had no idea what kind of bustle I wanted..hadn’t even really given it much thought.
Yeah, I see what you’re saying about maybe the corset being tied to tight on top. That and the fact that the a line bra was really tight is hopefully most of the problem. I go for my next fitting in Sept so I’ll have her keep the top a little looser and see if that helps. Thanks 🙂