Post # 1
Has anyone had a Pronovias Heraldo (2009 catalog) altered at the chest area? I have a size 8, which was ordered after my measurements were taken in the store, compared to their chart, etc. The material around the chest is quite stiff, multilayered, etc. The seamstress with whom I’m working seems to think it’s difficult-to-impossible to take it in. Caveat: she is not a wedding dress specialist.
I have tried the dress on with the most padded bra I am willing to wear, and it’s still a no-go. There still are ~10 weeks before the dress needs to be ready.
Post # 3
Can you find a seamstress who normally works with wedding dresses? What about the place where you bought the dress from?
Post # 4
I think you really need to take your dress to a seamstress who specializes in wedding gowns. If your current seamstress expressed a lot of hesitation, honestly, she probably doesn’t know how to do it and won’t do it right. You will be unhappy and you will have to take it to someone who knows what they are doing to fix the mistakes. I know nothing about your dress specifically, but I have to say that I highly doubt it is impossible to take in by someone who specializes in wedding gowns.
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
My seamstress kept trying to put more cutlets in mine. I finally told her that no amount of padding would make it work… we needed to de-boob the dress some!
Post # 6
yeah – my dress really can NOT be taken in in the chest area – because of my freakin’ broad shoulders, the shoulders are already the tiniest bit tight – but yeah – i’m just not endowed. AT ALL. so my seamster(?) (he’s a guy) put in pads – but I’ve also bought one of those “gel bras” to put in there in hopes it gives me a bit more ‘oopmh’.
but i would def. ask a different seamstress.
Post # 7
Look for a new seam stress. your current one will understand especially if she is not a specialist in wedding dresses.
Post # 8
Okay, I am searching for a seamstress (or seamster?) specializing on wedding dresses. It’s slightly more complicated since I’m in a country very new to me. I’ll try to find a Pronovias person or something. The question to ask them then is whether it’s possible and how long it would take, huh?
The current seamstress actually has my dress right now, she’s fixing the length. I completely trust her for that. I wonder how long I need to give the next person for the chest. Argh.