(Closed) Can This Dress Be Fixed?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

It looks to me like it just needs to be nipped in at the front. I’m sure a professional seamstress can alter it.

Post # 4
2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Ah, I know this plight so well. Your dress is probably bunching because your torso is shorter than the dress is made for and so there’s extra fabric at the waist. As someone whose torso is really short, I know how you feel. It might be possible to fix this problem. From my experience, either the hips have to be let out so that it can fall further down on your figure, or else you have to remove some of the material from the waist. Luckily there is a pretty band to cover up any seams. It’s probably possible to fix it, with a good alterations person. Good luck!

Post # 5
1276 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Is there boning in it?  To me it looks like there are two issues.  The darts are too far apart.  They should go directly over your breast point (read center of breast).  That is kind of a pain to fix, but since you don’t have embroidery/beading on the bodice not impossible.  I can’t exactly tell, though, how the waist piece is attached so that might be an issue.  The bunching is probably due to the waist being a smidge too tight (I had the same issue at my last fitting).  Or, is it being held closed in the back?  You might be seeing that bunching b/c you’re pinching the waist closed, but letting the bust and hips somewhat free so you get that shape.  Looking again, I think for the best fit you probably want the seams to be closer togther throughout the entire dress .  Is this a sample that you are considering or have you purchased it? 

I think it’s not impossible to do this, but to get the best fit it may be a lot of work (I’m really picky about fit, so I generally won’t settle for so-so fit).  If you are okay with having the fit be somewhat different than the model, though, that’s a different story.

Post # 6
321 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

My guess is that the boning does not go all the way down to your hip, if it did you would get a more snug look in that area.

You clearly are very fit so it is not your body. Is it possible to have it altered there in the front, that is taking in the extra material in front and maybe even a little on the side.

 It might just need a little help in alteration. It is a beautful dress but I can see where the slouching of the material is distracting. 


Have you already purchased this dress?

 I had the same experience in trying on a dress I liked, it was all wrong and I was dreading the money I would spend on making it right. But I settled on a corseted back dress, which has boning support all the way down to the hip bone and it fits really well. I finally wasn’t looking at my body and wondering what I could change about it but rather just elated that the dress was constructed and fit so well.

Let us know how it goes.



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