Post # 1
Any tips from brides who have already had their gowns altered who wished they would have clarified things with their seemstress before alterations were done? Anyone have a really good/bad experience they want to share. I am getting quite extensive changes done and i am a bit nervous about it. Any advice would be appriciaded
List of alterations:
Corset back added
Post # 3
I had a really good experience and I was stressed out of my mind. First off hem bustle and cups are really basic and easy things that a good alterations person should be able to do with there eyes closed. The other two if there in bridal is done and not rare so as long as you have someone who has a good reputation and does good work you should be set. My piece of advise make sure your happy when everything is pinned since thats how they will make it so if something is a little off ask if you can see it another way. Your corset back make sure you know how deap it is, how many loops you like and if you want the privacy flap as well. For your bustle there are tons of different bustles from the standard ones to custom options which are treasured trade secrets, love it or change it in my opinion (I had a custom bustle which just made me melt). Dont forget to bring shoes, undergarments, and jewelry to your appointment and wear some makeup and do your hair up so you can see how everything works together.
Sorry for such a long response, hope some of it helps.
Post # 4
@naturalysam: That’s awesome thanks! How many corset loops are normal for a gown? I had not even tought of this…
Post # 5
here is a pic of the back of the dress….. i am not sure how many loops would be best to have?