Post # 1
I posted this http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/i-messed-up-and-now-my-dress-doesnt-fit#axzz2TyYSd1FV yesterday. Then I realized it’s probably best to post pictures of my dress after the alterations.
Basically I think my dress needs to be taken in at the bottom of the bodice and perhaps taken out a bit around the rib cage. I can breathe with it zipped and hooked, however, I can’t take any deep breaths. I know other bees in my previous thread said that you get used to this so I’m not too worried about having it taken out. I am a bit worried about it being loose though. Perhaps I’m just imagining things but I’m curious to know if others can see it or if it’s just me.
Dress as is (I think it looks a little loose around the bottom of the bodice):
Now here is the dress with me holding the loose fabric:
Please be honest. If I have a serious case of bride’s brain please let me know, but if it does need to be altered more (and brought in a bit at the bottom of the bodice) please be honest about that as well! I still love my dress but I’m not feeling as confident in it, I’m kind of wishing I had gotten a corset back so I wouldn’t have this problem!
Post # 3
@MrsBeck: It looks a little baggy at the bottom of the jeweled piece and on the sides.
The sides need to be taken in a bit, I think. Nothing too drastic.
As for the part around the jeweled piece … have you tried a different bra? Maybe that would help? If not, I would have that taken in a bit too while you’re at it. The dress looks great otherwise. It will be perfect with the minor fixes.
Post # 4
Definitely fix it! Beautiful though ! I say this for two reasons. My dress had similar excess in the same area (could have fit a rolled up towel in there!) I hate how my pics look bc I feel like I could have looked ‘skinnier’ plus dress will loosen over course of day so it will only get worse !
Post # 5
I think if you take it in more you’ll risk it being too tight, and even just a tiny bit too tight can cause the fabric to pull and ripple.
Post # 6
@riakd: I have cups sewn in already :/ I already had it altered and when I told her it seemed baggy she told me I shouldn’t take it in anymore and instead of insisting that she take it in more I just let it go. Big mistake! I already found a place to take it to tomorrow, hopefully it doesn’t cost too much more because I feel kind of guilty for putting more money into it- thanks for the advice!
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2014 - Legare Waring House
Seems like that might be cutting it a little close…did they leave the space in there so you’d be able to breathe/sit/dance?
If they could take it in a bit, I would say yes, though.
Post # 8
- Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
i wonder if the dress will do that under the center of the breast area anyways regardless if taken in or not. I am thinking that is how its made and that it will never have that “flat” look that I think you are asking for. B/c even when you hold it in it still does the same thing. Are you using the straps or not b/c in other post you are not wearing the straps. Not sure if this holds it up better.
Post # 9
@MrsOrange: This is exactly what I’m worried about! I worked hard to lose weight and I want to show that off 🙂 I’m worried it will look baggy for pictures. I was worried about the cost of more alterations but I think it will be worth it so that I don’t feel self conscious the whole day!
Post # 10
@MrsBeck: show off that beautiful figure! in the end, I say 100% wotht it!
Post # 11
@MrsBeck: Even before I read/saw what alterations you still needed, I could tell from that first photo that the bodice is way too big. It might not have been that noticeable with a different dress style, but it’s pretty noticeable with your dress (esp. from the side). I think a great fit is essential to looking and feeling beautiful in your dress. So, I think further alterations is a must.
Take the top out a bit if you’re too uncomfortable with the breathing restrictions, but definitely take the bottom in. Just have faith that it’ll all work out, love!
Post # 12
@riakd: @MrsOrange: @EastMeetsBarn: @lizzieb: @slc201329:
Thanks bees for all of your feedback! I took it to a seamstress (almost an hour away as no one else will take dresses not from their stores) who had fantastic reviews to get her opinion. She told me she can take it in a bit more without the fabric bunching (and pinned it to show me) and told me if I wear the straps she can take it out it bit at the very top (so I can breathe better). She also worked some magic to show me how she could make the jewels lay flat. I’ll be picking it up next week!