Altering Dress Bigger

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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hoosierb :  my seamstress let our my dress in the hips (my biggest measurement) so that i could sit, lol. she said there was a total of 3 inches to work with in my dress (Allure). of course, it varies by designer, but you can typically take it out at least 1 dress size, sometimes 2. so it depends how much your dress would need to be let out to make it fit.

and yes, you could always put in a corset in the case of an emergency (this would be preferable to adding side panels, imo)

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I just went through the same thing…gained weight due to stress/anxiety issues. I just tried on my dress two weeks before my wedding! And realized it wouldn’t zip! My seamstress was able to let it out and it fits perfect! Don’t stress until you speak with her! They can usually let it out 1-2 sizes which it sounds like is what you need.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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hoosierb :  ahhh yeah an illusion back makes corsetting trickier. fingers crossed that between the seam allowance and some time, you can get it to fit perfectly!

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