(Closed) eek, the dress doesn’t fit – sewing bees HELP!

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m no sewer, so I’d be taking these to a seamstress.  A reputable one, at that!  I’m sure it’s possible, though! 


Post # 4
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

i suggest a seamstress as well. good luck

Post # 5
527 posts
Busy bee

2 questions…Is the top ruched?  Can you look inside the dress and see how much seam allowance there is?

Post # 6
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am a seamstress. What you need to do is take this dress to a seamstress and have her determine how much extra fabric is in the seams. It may just need to be let out at the seems to fit just fine. Another option might be to have a corset back put in with the same type of fabric and same color. Without seeing the entire dress, I can’t say whether panels would work. It would depend on the look that you are going for.

Post # 7
287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think a seamstress can take some of the leftover material and make an extension.  It probably will look a little off, but atleast it will be the same color!!

Post # 8
14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

are you trying to add material to the back? you can certainly add on a back/modesty panel. It depends how much material you have. It’ll be a pain in the butt, though, and it probably will be obvious from the back.

Post # 10
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Unless the designer was generous with the seams, there is probably only about an inch total to work with on this dress. If you can get fabric that matches, I think putting an extra panel in would work or just have the back remade and a new zipper put in. Your other option would be a corset back with a privacy panel.

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