Afraid my Dress Won't Fit!

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
4910 posts
Honey bee

teddserberry :  First measure yourself and see how many inches. Then make a call to the seamstress you used and see what they say. Don’t rule anything out. Sometimes they can add loops and things. See what they say. Fwiw, I had an evening gown (granted not a wedding dress) shortened two weeks before an event. 

What type of dress is it? What’s the shape and sleeves? Or no sleeves? Etc. 

Post # 4
1851 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I would have thought the corset could jut be tightened and the skirt hopefully will be fine anyway if it’s a line. Do you have another appointment coming up with your seamstress ? 

Post # 5
156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I think it can definitely be done! I ordered my dress a year ago (it’s an all-lace trumpet). I had my first fitting 2 weeks ago after losing about 30 pounds. The dress was so baggy that it actually looked like an A-line shape rather than a trumpet! My seamstress didn’t even bat an eye, she just started pinning! I go for my second fitting on Saturday so I will know more then about how it looks, but I think you will be fine- especially with a corset back! Good luck!

Post # 6
6622 posts
Bee Keeper

3 weeks is plenty of time for a seamstress, but Id be worried about continuing to lose weight! It seems dangerous to be losing that much weight so quickly, I’m confused why your dr is ok with it?

Post # 8
6622 posts
Bee Keeper

teddserberry :  Oh sorry, I didnt mean to make you feel like you had to justify it to me! Just seemed like a lot very quickly. At least you have a corset – so much more forgiving on weight fluxuations!

Post # 9
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I think 3 weeks will be fine! I just had my final fitting and my dress is still too big in the waist and a smidge in the bust- but better a bit loose than too snug! You did the right thing by getting an appointment right away! Best of luck!!

Post # 10
11520 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

teddserberry :  a good seamstress can work wonders!  Don’t stress! 

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