(Closed) Changing a dress that’s too BIG into a corset back?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
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106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m sure its completly possible, but idk if it will be cheaper than the side seam alterations. Are there any details on the back that might need to be re-done?

Post # 5
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14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

They will be able to do all of that no problem, the only issue will be how much it will all cost.  I would call them and ask how much it will be to do all of that.  DB is pretty pricey with alterations, although they do a good job, the just charge good for it too.

Post # 6
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334 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Just out of curiosity, why did you pick the two-in-one gown if you don’t like the short dress look?  Were you always planning to sew the long skirt to the bodice?  I only ask because I’m worried that some of the alterations will change the way the dress looks/fits and could defeat the purpose of why you picked it in the first place.

Post # 9
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454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think your dress could end up looking odd if you have them take it in from the back.  If there are seams on the sides, they will move towards your back and could even show up on the back of the dress depending on how much they have to take it in to make it fit you and accomodate the corset back.  I think you should just spend the money to take it in at the sides.

Post # 10
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454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Oh wait!  I see what you are saying now.  Sorry I misunderstood what needed to happen before.  I think you are right, the side seams could stay in the same place because you are not trying to get the dress to meet closer at the back, you’re letting the corset do that.

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