(Closed) Alterations time for anyone else yet?

posted 7 years ago in May 2014
Post # 17
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415 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I already took it in for the first appointment.  I have my second this Saturday.  I am so excited to see how it fits!  I just needed cups added (might need bigger ones, I’m not what you call busty), a hem, and a double bustle since my dress is rather large.  Can’t wait!

Post # 18
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2609 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

My first fitting is this Saturday! I tried on the dress when it first came in a few months ago and it seemed like the biggest issue was just the hem. So I hope there won’t be too much else.

Post # 19
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Newbee

I had my 1st fitting last week and YIKES, the cost is more than I paid for the dress.  The seamstress wants $300 for the bustle alone.  On a positive note, the dress did look just as gorgeous as I remembered.

Post # 19
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289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I had my first alterations taken in at the end of February, and I’m picking them up on Friday! I hope that’s all we have to do…!

Post # 20
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2609 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

Update after my first fitting: We are sewing in cups (no bra would work under the dress, you could see them all peaking out from my dress), dress in being taken in about an inch just under the bust, and being hemmed 6″.

My next fitting is 3/29, at this fitting I am hoping all we have to do is the bustle.

Post # 21
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92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I dropped my dress off for alterations last week.  It’s a very simple alteration so I’m not freaking out too much.  I ordered my dress for later in the reception and it should be here later this week.  My shrug that I’ll wear over my dress came in yesterday and it’s perfect. YAY  81 days!

Post # 22
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2624 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

 

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maydeco:  I have. My wedding is 5/31 and I had my last fitting saturday.

Post # 23
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11517 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

i had my appointment tonight – I felt like a cow – front on the dress looks great, side view…not so much.

It needs to be taken in about an inch on each side at the top and let out the same at the hips – waist is perfect.

I just felt so heavy, I never felt that way in the sample 🙁

Post # 25
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8574 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I contacted my seamstress, and she wants me to come in within the next couple weeks, but she says we would actually start work on the dress about 6 weeks before the wedding. Is that normal?

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