(Closed) Adding Straps to a dress

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I can’t help personally, but my understanding is that you can order extra fabric from the designer and from there your seamstress can make the straps you would prefer, since there are plenty of options.

Post # 4
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@AmandaLP:  Sometimes when you order a dress, there will be thin straps sewn in on the inside of your gown.  If that isn’t the case, your seamstress may have extra’s that could work for your gown.  Otherwise, extra material would work. 

Post # 5
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I added halter straps to my dress. I just went on a feeling because my mom said I had”good shoulders” for a halter dress. Not sure what that means. Anyway, I did ask at DB if I could order a little extra fabric, but they said not with this particular print so I let it go since I liked the dress without straps anyway.

For alterations I went to a seamstress outside of DB and randomly asked if a halter strap would be possible, since she had gotten rave reviews about making the impossible possible. She thought about it for a minute then figured out a way to take some fabric away from the side seams enough to cover some halter straps (the main fabric was ivory satin, really easy, it was just the colored pattern overlay that we needed).

I think the straps look nice and I don’t miss the extra fabric at the sides at all. It didn’t change the silhouette one bit. I guess if you have a more fitted gown this would be more of a problem. Anyway, enough writing, more pictures…






So anyway, I guess what I’m saying is that a good seamstress should be able to find enough fabric for some straps. And it can work great!

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