(Closed) First Fitting Didnt Go As Planned . . .

posted 7 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Gia: I am so sorry, that must have been very painful to experience such disappointment. Hang in there. I wonder if perhaps the super stiff boning can be removed and replaced with a kind that is a little more pliable? That way you’ll still have support but a little more give to the structure? I don’t know. 🙁 But it is worth asking. Can you post a photo of your dress please? Maybe that will help us all come up with ideas.

I had my first fitting yesterday and followed this guideline which helped things go more smoothly:

http://tinyurl.com/3gdxcp8

I hope this helps you, too.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Boning can be removed as easily as it was added.  Just ask if your seamstress can take out 2 strips on the sides and see if that helps.  

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

First of all, I looooove your dress!  I have been through something similar and posted about it not too long ago.  My dress has lots of boning too but it was easily a size larger than I needed but I too was worried about having enough chest coverage.  The dress had to be taken in twice.  The first time she took the dress in it fit better, but it was still rather loose.  The second time she had to take it in another 1 3/4″!  It fit me like a glove after that, and the top was almost taken in too much although the rest of the dress fits perfectly.  Have some faith that she can take it in as much as you want her to and it will fit like the size 14.  If there is a language barrier, get someone in the store to translate for you and push your issue with management. We spent too much money on these dresses to not be 100% happy.  

Have faith.  I think they will be able to make the dress fit how you want it to.  I honestly do!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Try not to worry; people who alter wedding dresses deal with these issues all the time and know how to work around them. My dress, which also had some serious boning and needed to be taken in several inches all over, was completely transformed by my second fitting. You’d never have known that it started off way too big.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think the issue is that the bodice looks a wee bit longer in the bigger size than the sample…perhaps they can pull up the bodice an inch or two?

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Yeah, I think if you shorten the torso of the dress somehow it will make a huge difference.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

For me, the other difference is the sash.  In the first pic, it defines the waist line beautifully, and will be even more slimming now that you’ve shed the lbs.  Are you planning on wearing the dress with a sash?  Also, with corsetry, ideally you wear a corset for a several hours a day for a couple days to break in the boning and let it conform to your shape; you likely won’t get this chance with your dress, so it’s going to be a bit stiff.  Adding the corset strings in the back should help a ton with this, and maybe the seamstress can replace the stiff boning with a more pliable one.  There are MANY types of boning, so that should make a huge difference.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I was also going to say that part of it is the sash! Make sure you where that because those always give me a more defined waistline.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Here’s a site that gives a crash course on corset boning options:

http://www.corsetmaking.com/CMSpages/CMSboneinfo.html

Looks like plastic boning or rigilene boning will be the best options… the plastic has less cinching ability but is more flexible; both types come in various widths which would add/lessen the tension.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Your dress is lovely by the way!!!  You are going to make a beautiful bride 🙂

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