(Closed) Dress too big- 3.5 weeks away!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

My last fitting was within that time frame, she had to add structure to back of dress, take in sides, attach the belt I chose and fix the bustle of the dress that made one side lay wrong and was a tad long. The tailor at my dress store was able to make it work. I picked up my dress on Thursday before a Saturday wedding.

Post # 3
1080 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Same thing happened to me!  I could have kept a plate of snacks in there, when previously it had fit like a glove.  The seamstress took some in on the side of the bust, which helped.  It took her a couple of hours, but she was able to sneak it in! 

Post # 4
1710 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My first seamstress had my dress to me 3 weeks before the wedding, and it was a near disaster! 

I contacted the store I had purchased the dress from (2 years prior, yeah yeah, bought the dress waaaaay before getting engaged), and they gave me a recommendation, called her up, she had ONE appointment IF I could drive an hour north to another bride’s fitting, and I made it happen. 

After putting the dress on and discussing my concerns, she told me she could fix everything (biggest issue was the natural waist line somehow had moved up to my lower rib cage), she changed the zipper out to a corset back, and added one more layer of tulle to the bottom inside of the dress to give it just a tad more “poof” – had the dress back in under two weeks and it fit just right. *phew* 

I did have to pay an extra $50 or $75 for a ‘rush job’ , but it was totally worth it. 

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