(Closed) Dresses that need to be taken in at the bust… Before And afters!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
921 posts
Busy bee

I’m not sure if you can tell how badly it gaped, but I could look down and see most of the top of my boob. In fact the first thing the seamstress said when she saw me in the dress was that I was obviously going to want the bust sorting


I also had the sleeves altered, the shape of the lace neckline changed slightly, pockets added and the detailing on the front changed so it might be hard to tell how much of the change in look is due to the bust alteration. As far as I understand, she had to lift the lace off then make the alterations to the size and shape of the bust and then make the alterations to the lace so that it would still sit flat against the dress and my chest area.


Post # 4
921 posts
Busy bee

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bekwa78:  I was really happy with it thank you 🙂

However, I did take it to two different seamstresses. The first said my bust didn’t need altering and refused to do anything, put the wrong type of bustle in and when I spoke to her about altering the sleeves her only suggestion would have been awful and ruined the dress. The second seamstress was amazing! She knew the bust needed fixing, was able to do the sleeves properly, put in the right type of bustle and did loads of other daft little bits that I wanted but would never have trusted the first seamstress with.

Post # 5
2470 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

Mine had to be taken in around the bust and also at the shoulders (illusion neckline).  The top had a lot of beading detail on it but it came up really well, I was totally happy with the end result.  I don’t have any pictures right now (I’m at work) but will see what I can find.

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