(Closed) Dress Alterations on a dress with Ruffles

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Why would the alterations affect that part of the dress?  

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I don’t think you have a thing to worry about.  I’m narrow in the hips too and went back forth over a 6 or 8 (street size 4).  I always have problems with my proportions, but the 8 was perfect and only needed a little tweaking.  The skirt shouldn’t be affected at all by adjusting the bodice seams.  🙂

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

The dress in the picture is the sample from the store, right?  I guess you just have to wait and see, then.  I don’t really see how adjusting the hip area will affect the ruffles too much, unless you mean just the two that are at the top on the side.  If they start sticking out more, you can have them fixed so they go back down.  

 

My measurements are 33 – 27 – 35.  The 33 and 35 put me at size 0 or 2; the 27 puts me at 8.  Which is stupid because I wear size 2 in dresses from normal stores.  So they ordered this dress I KNOW will be too big.  I think that’s how it always works, though, and they just alter it and you go from there.  What a racket.   But don’t worry, I’m sure it will look fine.  And you look great in the dress!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

The bridal alterations people alter dresses like this all the time so they know what they’re doing. I wouldn’t worry about it. The dress looks great on you btw!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t think you should stress too much.  My sister-in-law had to go through similar alterations and her dress came out just fine. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

Wedding dresses are made with the option to alter them, and the people who do it usually specialize in formal gowns– I wouldn’t worry about it. 

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

You look great!  I’m small, but I’d kill to be as tiny as you!

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