(Closed) Corset back to buttons (PIC) HELP!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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8993 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

In order to change your corset into a zipper, you need to have ordered a size bigger. There isn’t a lot of material with a corset back.

Post # 4
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8428 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am not a seamstress or anything but it doesn’t appear there would be enough material to close once the corset is removed. Maybe the seamstress could add another panel in the back? Or possibly see if there is anyway the dress can be let out in order to add one…..have you had any alterations done at all on the dress?

Post # 6
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8428 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@jdvaughan:  Sometimes even pre alteration there might be a little room to let out the dress some….talk to the seamstress and see b/c there still might be room to let it out a little.

But for what it’s worth and from what I can see, I think it looks great on you and fits you nicely! I find the corset backs more flattering actually but its all a personal prefrence. I find the corsets are more flattering bc they give a really nice shape!

Post # 8
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822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Take it to a good seamstress and see what can be done.  There might be enough seam allowance in the dress to take it out or she might find enough leftover fabric somewhere else to add a panel. But be prepared to pay quite a bit of money. 

Post # 9
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2213 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’ve been sewing for 17 years, and my first reaction is no.  However, I have never worked altering bridal gowns, so it’s very possible that I’m wrong!  It would definitely be a pretty big undertaking, (AKA – expensive alteration) but you need to speak to a seamstress to find out if it’s possible.

@weddingbound:  I agree – I think it looks just fine!

Post # 10
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655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@jdvaughan:  I don’t think losing weight will help with the “fit” of the dress. You will end up changing the shape of the dress and it will look funny from the front (i.e bust area will be stretched to the back). From what i understand, you can change a zipper back to a corset back but not the other way around. Btw, i think your dress looks great as is 🙂

Post # 11
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10454 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I am not a seamstress but it looks like you don’t have enough fabric at the top, but maybe there is enough in the seams to let out. The only way to find out is to take it to a seamstress I guess. 

Post # 12
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3142 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If that is your actual dress then you will not have enough material to close the gap sorry. It will be covered by your veil anyways. I wouldn’t worry about it you can change the lace to a thinner one to make it look different 

Post # 13
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164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

My seamstress altered my dress to be a full size bigger than it originally was- she wanted to put in a corset back but I asked if she could find a way to keep the buttons which I loved so much.
She let out all the seams, but it only gave about half an inch, so what she did was actually cut it and bring the hips up to where the waist it. It fits perfectly now! There’s an extra seam around my midsection but a sash covers it and it’s still the dress of my dreams so I don’t mind.
 

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