(Closed) Dress Alterations

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
807 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

converting a zipper back to a corset back is actually a pretty difficult thing to do …

You need to take into consideration if there is any beading or details that will have to be moved… you also need to consider the shape of the dress… some dresses have to high of a waist that you wont keep the same shape…

You will have to find loop tape & ties that match your dress as well as the panel to go in the back if you dont want your back showing.

Otherwise you esentially cut a ‘V’ from the upper back down to the hip line, turn the edges in, insert loops and sew it enclosing the loops in the edge.

Then if you want a modesty panel you would sew that in to one side

Since you got a steal on the dress i would consider hiring a seamstress to do this… I sew alot but i could never had had the nerve to do all the alterations to my own dress… just too stressful and time consuming. A private seamstress should charge you around a$100 to do an alteration like this.

Post # 4
18641 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would try asking a professional seamstress how much it would cost to alter.  I think it would be too stressful to do it yourself.

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