Post # 1
I went in for my first alterations appointment yesterday and my dress didn’t fit. When I first tried it on it was a tad snug but the zipper did up all the way and I was comfortable, this time it only went halfway. I honestly haven’t been working out like crazy or anything, and standing there yesterday trying to do this thing up I just about wanted to burst into tears hating myself for not trying harder to get wedding ready.
The thing is I haven’t put on any weight, I’m exactly the same size as I was when I first tried the dress one. The girl ended up ordering the sample size for me because it was a perfect fit. And I certainly can’t blame anyone for stretching it out because I was the first to try the sample on.
The seamstress is taking the dress out but I don’t think she has much to work with. I’m so worried it’s still not gonna fit after this. I don’t know whether I should be trying to lose weight now?
Sorry for the long post I think I just needed to get it out because everyone around me is like ‘it’ll be fine!’ and I’m not so sure.
Post # 3
@Mogs: Sure, you can lose a bit of weight so it will fit. No sugar, no starch.
Post # 4
@creativeplannertobee: Thanks I will try that, I’m just so confused because there really isn’t any reason why it shouldn’t fit. FI thinks that I shouldn’t try at all because it’s getting taken out and then I might be too small for it!
Post # 5
@Mogs: Well, you could certainly wait until it is taken out, and try it on then. I’m sure that if you did have to lose weight, it would be minimal.
Post # 6
@Mogs: The seamstress should be able to fix that no probs. If the zipper went up halfway that probably means it’s only an inch or two too small for you in certain areas. There should be that amount of fabric available in the seams for it to be let out.
Post # 7
My sister-in-law gave me the best advice that I got all throughout wedding planning: wedding dresses are like dryer jeans. When you take your jeans out of the dryer, they’re really tight, but they stretch out after you wear them for awhile. Wedding dresses show up from the manufacturer all stiff and tight, but they loosen up some with wear. See if you can wear yours around a bit to stretch it out.
Post # 8
It sounds like it almost fit. A seamstress should be able to work with that on any wedding dress. I know personally I retain water more during certain times of the month and feel more bloated. Did you wear different undergarments underneath when you tried it on again? A good corset goes a long way!