(Closed) Alteration suggestions

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2055 posts
Buzzing bee

Pretty dress (that satin looks lovely in that cut). I adore ball gown silhouettes. 


As for alterations, unless you’re willing to rip out the skirt seam entirely, there is no way to magically alter this style into a more form-fitting silhouette. Instead, I would suggest 1) pulling the dress down a tad (currently it’s sitting too high), 2) try removing the belt and replacing it with a thinner one, and 3) either 

  • taking out some of the gathers/pleats around your waist for a smoother waistline (right now all of that fabric is adding too much bulk) OR 
  • simply adding a crinoline so that the skirt is much fuller


                 Smoother waistline                   OR                  Fuller Skirt



Post # 5
2055 posts
Buzzing bee

@tnrunnergirl:  You’re welcome. 🙂 Removing the tulle will likely help it lay better. You should definitely let your seamstress know your concerns/vision and also ask her what she recommends for a smoother fit. She’ll probably have a trick or two up her sleeves that could get you the closer to the fit you want. 


Do you have a photo of what you’d like your dress to look like? Taking that to the seamstress might also help your seamstress with alterations.

Post # 6
12247 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I vote big, poofy crinoline!

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