(Closed) Anyone have a dress that was VERY loose on them taken in?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

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
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327 posts
Helper bee

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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 # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@csteen85:  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!

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