Post # 1
I recently purchased a David’s Bridal gown, style CT2406. I love it! The only thing missing is a lace up back that I always dreamed my wedding dress would have. So, I am planning on adding a corset/lace up back. I have read a few reviews and posts by other brides that had the corset back added to this dress but I cannot seem to find any pictures. I need some help! Does anyone have pictures of this dress with a corset back? I would love to see how it looks before I make my final decision. THANK YOU!
Post # 3
Hi there, I am putting a corset back into my CT2406 right now and it looks amazing!!!!! I don’t have it finished, but so far, it was SO easy to put in. I cut off the buttons, removed the zipper, opened the seam between the lining and the dress and have sewn the loops onto interfacing with added boning for support.
I created a modesty piece (to fill in behind the lacing) and even sewed the lace that will go down my back. I love the look so much more than the buttons, hands down.
I don’t have any pics right now but will post some as I finish my project. Am hoping it will be this week! Good luck with your plans, I hope I can assure you even without pics that it looks stunning if done properly 🙂
Post # 4
@missjennalicious: I’m so excited to hear that someone else has the same vision for this amazing dress! Thank you so much for the including a detailed description of the steps you have taken. You have eased my mind.
I do have a few questions for you. As far as sizing, do you think it would be best to start the project with a dress that is a size smaller than my measured size? I read several blogs/articles that advised purchasing a dress size smaller than what you would normally wear if you are going to add a corset back. Then after trying the dress on at David’s I happened to come across a great deal online (1-2 sizes smaller than what I would have ordered at the store). To me, it made sense to start a little small because I will be adding several inches with the corset. So, I went ahead and purchased the smaller dress. I imagine it will work out but I’m curious to know what worked for you.
Also, do you plan on wearing a sash with the dress? I really like the look of a sash with the original dress. But after the alteration the sash would have to be worn much lower in order to avoid overlapping the lace up back. I don’t think I’ll like it as much that way.
Thank you again for replying to my post! It is extremely helpful to have someone to share my ideas with.
I’m sure your dress looks fabulous and I cannot wait to see how it turns out!