Post # 1
I have tried on a few styles with open or keyhole backs, mostly maggie dresses. I LOVE them, but i am very worried that after they are altered, the back will not lay flat. I have this horrible picture in my head of the beautiful lace puckering, if that makes sense.
Have any of you lovely brides with keyhole backed dresses had this problem?
Post # 3
No! I had a Maggie keyhole back. Your seamstress will take the back apart if they need to. For example, my keyhold was WAY too big even though the dress fit, she had to take the back in significantly. It still looked great.
However, I will say that my dress was pretty darn expensive to alter. I had to have a good chunk taken off the bottom which meant all those lace applicees had to be taken off the toule and re-attached by hand. The back and boobs had to come in, and the bustle. I think had I gotten it done at the salon, it probably would have been twice what I paid ($325), but there is a Wedding Dress Fairy who does amazing alterations outside of DC for super reasonable prices. ; )
Post # 4
@Mrs.LemonDrop: Thank you for your reply! I have a seamtress that I’m going to use that has done all my bridesmaid dresses and the gown from my first wedding too. i love her! But I know my dress will have to be hemmed and now i’m worried about the lace at the bottom!! lol…
Post # 5
I have a dress like this and there were no issues with the keyhole… as long as its not too tight I can’t see how it would pull. Mine is very heavily beaded so maybe that helps it stay in place. Good luck!
Post # 6
@DiamondMom: Yeah, I think all of the maggie dresses are lace applicees that are sewn to toule for that purpose. Its a lot of work to take them off and move them up, but seamstresses do it for us shorties! (She took 7 inches off my dress, and the “lace” on the bottom was still super beautiful)