(Closed) Dress is in and I hate it…can alterations help?!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
704 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@prncss47: Sounds like it might be a size too big – how is the hem length?

My dress had the same issues (heaviness, loose waist, frumpy looking) and they basically sized it down from a 4 to a 2. They pulled the halter up, brought in about 2 inches all the way down the back to the hips, and shortened the hem and now it looks perfect.

Post # 4
5886 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

You don’t want to get final alterations too soon, but I don’t see why you can’t start them now just to ease your mind. I would also find an independent seamstress.

Post # 6
15 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

I say, give it some time, calm down, and then come back to it. You don’t want to start making changes based on extreme emotions. A second, calmer look might reveal simplier solutions that won’t stress you out or cost you a second alteration. 

Post # 7
1844 posts
Buzzing bee

the sample looks beautiful (and the smiely face on your ?father? made me laugh)

luckly those all sound like fairly easy alterations, might want to take it to an independant seamstress like was mentioned before, if she says it isn’t going to be a problem that I woudlnt’ worry about it.

Post # 8
1697 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I wouldn’t wait but I am pretty impatient. I’d take it somewhere else especially if your weight doesnt fluctuate. Looks great btw

Post # 10
3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I would definitely go in and have them pin it to make sure it can be altered the way you want, but they’re right about holding off on actually doing any alterations. Bodies change, things happen. Six months is quite a while. You don’t want to get it fixed now, try it on again in June and find there’s a new fitting problem; you’d pay through the nose to have it altered twice.

I lost 20 pounds after I ordered my dress, and when it came in, it was at least 2 sizes too big. When it was altered, it looked like it was made for me (in fact one of my guests asked if it was!). Have faith in your seamstresses!

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