(Closed) First Alterations Appointment – Good News and Bad News

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@milesbella:  That dress is stunning!  You look fantastic!  Have you considered putting in a corset?  That would give you the extra room you need while still holding the form of the dress and leaving the details untouched…

Post # 4
491 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Such a beautiful dress! Keep us updated as you meet with the new seamstress:)

Post # 6
3166 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

looks gorgeous! i was having a similar problem where i couldn’t zip my dress up, seemingly because of my ribcage! it turns out the zipper was just getting stuck, because when i tried it with a corset underneath, i was still having trouble. so onto my suggestion! real, steel-boned corsets (underneath, so no need to convert those beautiful buttons!) can minimize your ribcage size a little bit, so you can always try that as an option… i know how frustrating it is to want to put on your dress and not being able to get the full effect!

Post # 7
2512 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

what a beautiful dress! cant wait to see the final results!

Post # 8
3977 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I was told the same thing about my ribcage. That my ribcage is size 8 and there’s nothing I can do to fit smaller than that up top, wasn’t about to do a crazy corset.

Great that the seamstress was honest and straightforward. I hope you find someone who can do the alterations for a reasonable price. Sounds like you got a great deal on the gown. Are you doing a sweetheart nekcline as well?

Post # 10
687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Gorgeous dress!! I’m sure the seamstress from the bridal store will be able to do your alterations with no problems!! They do that sort of thing all the time — it’s amazing! 🙂  Keep us posted!

Post # 13
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

Thank goodness for honest seamstresses, right?!  I’m sure everything will work out for you and you’ll look absolutely stunning!!!

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