Post # 1
I’m going for alterations round one on Tuesday.
My dress is from DB and I’m taking it there for alterations. It needs to be taken in at the bust for sure, and probably let out in the hips and it’ll need to be hemmed.
I’m unsure about the bustle, I’m hoping that after hemming it might be okay? Am I crazy? This is the back of my dress (stock photo obviously)
Post # 3
im commenting to see responses as I just booked mine as well for next thursday!!
Post # 4
Bring your shoes as well as any undergarments you plan to wear!
Post # 5
The shoes that you are going to wearing are a MUST, so that the dress can be hemmed to the appropriate length. You also need the undergarments that you are planning on wearing, again if you are wearing a padded bar the dress will be taken in less than if you were wearing no bra, same goes for any kind of slimmer or spanx.
Personally I would ask about some bustle options and let the steamstress show you a few, dragging the dress around all night is going to be a pain in the ass, also with chiffon you’re asking for it to get ripped.
Post # 6
@MsGinkgo: Is that a sweep train?
Post # 7
@Astra: it is, not a large one, but it’s a sweep train (which I fear will be a bustle nightmare).
@PoppyH: when I asked when I bought the dress the lady started talking about 12 point bustles and that just seems crazy. I’ll probably have to bustle, I just don’t know what my best option is. Shoes are no problem, I have to go out this weekend and find my undergarments, I’ve been putting it off.
Post # 8
@MsGinkgo: Yea so you pay by the bustle point, that is probably why she was try to sell you on a 12point one. I would ask to just see a simple over bustle.
Post # 9
@PoppyH: that’s what I figured – what she was suggesting would probably look the best with the style of my dress, but I really don’t care that much, I just want to be able to move around. She was matching up all the layers in the fabric and the lines…as if it was never bustled
Post # 10
I just had my first alterations appt yesterday and I have a sweep train too. Asked about the bustle and she can bustle a portion of the train but said we will need to do a tuck ourselves with a couple of safety pins because there wasn’t really anything else she could do. I also brought my shoes obviously, and undergarments and bra cups to be sewn in.