Post # 1
If you look at my posting history, this has obviously been on my mind. I’m very worried that my dress won’t be able to be taken in enough to fit me right.
I’ve only lost about 20 lbs, but the dress was a little loose on me to begin with when I bought it. Now, the dress barely stays up on me. Also, the dress has a built-in corset. Even with the hooks and eyes all closed up, the inner corset is loose on me. Can you even take in a corset??
I think the dress needs to be taken in from a size 14 to about a size 10.
Has anyone ever had a seamstress tell you they can’t take the dress in as much as you need it taken in?? What do you do?!
Post # 3
My dress was taken in 2 sizes. It too had a built in corset, so my seamstress removed all the boning to take it in to make sure it looked it’s best.
Hope this helps.
Post # 4
I haven’t personally, but I remember an episode of SYTTD where the bride lost over 100 pounds and they altered her dress just fine!
Post # 5
i think it will be better for you to look for a new dress, if the dress is simple, it might be doable, just take your dress to some professional seamstress n ask for opinion first, if it cant be altered, you can still sell the dress and buy another one. good luck
Post # 6
I ordered my dress in a 12, and by the time I was finished alterations, my seamstress estimated that she had taken it in to an 8, so it is entirely possible to dramatically alter a dress.
Post # 7
Don’t worry! I just posted on your other thread… when my dress came in it wouldn’t even stay up! You should just schedule a few fittings. Even after alterations it was still too big.. they just needed to do it in a few steps. The last time it was actually a smidge too tight!! But they just let it out a quarter of an inch.
If you have a good seamstress/tailor you will not have to worry!
Post # 8
Thank you! This has put me more at ease! What do you think my fitting timeline should be? I really, really want to get in there and see the dress on me again and fitted to my body, but I’m afraid that three months out is too far. But what if I hate it? Then I’d still have some time to find another dress if I really had to.
I’m currently at my thinnest in my adult life, but I still want to lose another 5-7 lbs before the wedding. I fully intend to hit that goal, possibly as early as next month, then switch to maintaining, but it’s just causing me so much anxiety. I don’t even know how much to budget for the alterations. Can I go in around this time just to get a quote or is it still too soon?
Post # 9
I would call and ask what they recommend. My salon told me to just come in one month before in case I lost any more weight.. but honestly we were rushed and still had to make an extra fitting appointment. I would suggest 2 months in advance. My salon also had an alterations cap of $700 (not including the bustle) so they may have that, ask over the phone.
The day of my wedding I was my lowest adult weight, also. I have gained 5 lbs since the wedding! Ahh… I need to start watching and working out again !
Post # 10
I feel like Ive written this post! We are in the same boat and our dates are one day apart! Too funny. Aside from this size anxiety, I ordered my dress 10 1/2 months ago and I was told it would be here in 8 or 9 – and now calling agian today to check on the arrival since I was told it would be in by this week. Like you, because it was so early I thought worse case scenario I would order another (and sell the current one) but now the wedding is just 13 weeks away! Based on everyones opinions who Ive asked, its not a problem to alter. A friend of mine got married two years ago and lost about 30 pounds or so. She also had a corset back (I dont but I know you do) and her seamstress was able to alter it to fit her perfectly. She went down 3 dress sizes I believe – so it’s possible!