Post # 1
Hello ladies. I am a new registrant to weddingbee, even though I have been following some of the comments here…pretty interesting stuff. Congrats to all the newly weds, engaged, and prospective brides!
I recently purchased my dream dress…Allure 8862 but it is 2 sizes too big. I wear a size 8 in wedding dresses (well in that particular dress), but the one I have now is a size 10. I was wondering if other brides with the same dress have had theirs altered, and could share their experiences with me. I am worried that my dress might get damaged or the seamstress might have difficulties altering it since it will need to go down at least 2 sizes. I look forward to the responses!
Post # 3
I will keep you posted on this – my allure 8862 will be ready in a month or so. I’m hoping it fits eeeekkkk
Post # 4
I just got to try mine on today and they explained the alterations to me, too, because I have to go down a size. I was concerned about how they would alter the ruffles at the end, but they said they actually perform the alteration on where the ruffle is sewn on to the dress. The changes will be covered up by the ruffle above it.
Also, they take in the top/corset part of the dress by altering the sides. She marked where the new seam needed to be on mine and I assume they’ll just have to create a new seam to make it tighter. I’m not a seamstress or anything, so that’s about as technical as I can get.
She even said, “Don’t worry, we can alter ANYTHING.” Hope this helps!
Post # 5
Thanks Ladies! I have my first fitting in March and then they will tell me how much they can take in the dress. I have heard though that a wedding dress is usually easy to alter two sizes up and two sizes down, so let’s see!
Post # 6
@MrsSweeney: Hi, Where did you find the Allure 8862 in Ottawa?