Post # 1
Does anyone know if a seamstress could alter the back of the bodice of a lace dress so it dips down lower? My mom says its impossible (but she also thinks its impossible to make this a bit more of a sweetheart neckline, which I think is definitely do-able). Here is the dress I will be buying (which, by the way, I found used in my size and color and only about an hour away from me, thanks to this wonderful site):
I would prefer if the back of the bodice were shaped more like this, with the top dipping down a litle:
My dress does have internal panels that fasten in the back (sort of like internal spanx), so I wouldn’t be able to go lower than where those are. But, I think just a slight dip would look better. Will the zipper be a problem?
Or maybe I’m crazy and I should just leave it alone! 🙂
Post # 3
I don’t think it would be a problem, and I agree it would look nice!
Post # 4
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
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
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
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 # 8
LOL – I think back fat is part of the reason I don’t like the look of the high back! I have a little bit of it rolling over the top, but I like how tight the bodice of the dress is – keeps everything in place. 🙂
Post # 9
Well thank you! I love it too! I tried on about 60 dresses before I found this one. It was way too expensive, so I posted here on weddingbee asking for help, and a very helpful lady who lives not far from me let me know she was going to sell hers anyway and she could sell it to me! 😀
Post # 10
Yes, it can be done by a great seamstress. I would check the boards here, projectwedding, as well as yelp.
Post # 11
LOTS of photos of this being done on the thread talking about dealing with arm fat by that exact alteration. That thread is awesome!