(Closed) Alteration question

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
Hostess
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Unfortunately I don’t think most of us can tell you how much can be let out by looking at pictures. Possibly take it to a seamstress to see how much seam allowance was cut for the dress?

You can also consider having it changed to a corset in the back if it still doesn’t fit. My seamstress was working on a wedding dress that was being converted when I picked mine up. The other bride had unexpectedly gotten pregnant and needed the dress “let out.”

Post # 6
Member
753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Fist off, are you trying to zip this dress onto you alone? If so get someone else to do it. None of my friends could zip themselves into their own dresses and they fit them fine. I certainly can’t zip myself into it alone without risking damaging something because of how I’d need to twist.

I bought mine used online and went to several seamstresses until I found someone I felt comfortable with. The first one felt I could lose the weight (she couldn’t zip it), the 2nd one didn’t even try to zip it and just told me to get a corset back to make the dress bigger, and the 3rd one said the reason I couldn’t zip it was because of the corset/bra thing I was wearing. After I went bare chested it zipped up fine. It was a bit tight at the top but she saw that there was an inch availble to let out at the seam and assured me that it would fit without adding a corset. 

So don’t give up hope but be prepared to face potentially adding in a corset. How does a corset work with lace? I’m not sure, find a brilliant seasmtress and talk to her (or him). 

Post # 7
Hostess
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@JacallyL:  My guess is that the buttons would go. 🙁 Only suggesting the corset option as a desparate last resort.

I love the buttons on the back so sending you lots of happy skinny thoughts!

 

The topic ‘Alteration question’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors