(Closed) Can the back of a bodice be altered so the top edge dips down a bit?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t think it would be a problem, and I agree it would look nice!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

It shouldn’t be a problem, maybe a little expensive, but make sure you have a seamstress that is recommended to you or has good reviews to do an alteration like that. The lace is an overaly over the structured part of the dress, so they’d just untack the lace from the bodice, alter the bodice and re-sew the lace to the altered bodice, cutting it down where they need to.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

and i think it’ll make the dress look a little softer and the sweetheart neckline will go great with the back dippin down a little, great ideas.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I don’t think it’d be much of a problem – I think a seamstress would be able to do it easily.

I LOVE your dress. WOW. Gorgeous.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Definitely possible. In fact, I know a young woman who had this done to reduce “back fat” and the difference was pretty dramatic. Go for it!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Yes, it can be done by a great seamstress.  I would check the boards here, projectwedding, as well as yelp. 

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

LOTS of photos of this being done on the thread talking about dealing with arm fat by that exact alteration.  That thread is awesome!

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