Hayley Paige Nicoletta – Or Sequin Alteration Help!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

What would need to be altered exactly? Like a bigger cup or bust… or smaller, strapless? 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Does the salon that you will be purchasing this lovely dress from offer alterations?  If they do then ask to see the alterations specialist and explain your concern.  This is best if you try on the dress for her to see.  She might recommend ordering a smaller size.  The only reason I bring this up is that I had purchased my last wedding dress over the phone to get a trunk sale discount.  When it arrived it was huge everywhere but just above the ribcage.  The salon’s seamstress said that I should have ordered a smaller dress to minimize the amount of alterations.

orangeflowers :  

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

orangeflowers :  I’m no seamstress but it seems like it could be taken in at the bust but it maybe beyond the talents of your seamstress or she may not want to do it because of time. She would probably have to remove overlay. Then use the darts in the breast to take in the fabric. Then trim the overlay to the correct size and reattach it. 

Is she a bridal seamstress? Does she belong to the shop selling the dress? Sometimes they are not the greatest. It really can go either.

Also, this is a ball gown so being bottom heavy shouldn’t cause that much of an issue where you have to order 6 sizes bigger from your top just for your hips. In a mermaid it’s a totally different thing but ball gowns have way more wiggle room. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I think you should talk to an bridal seamstress out of Nordstroms. Maybe take some pics in the sample and get some close ups of the boutice and inside the dress. Have them quote you a price for alterations before they start and look at pics of their previous work. 

My FH bought a suit at a department store that needed to be let out and the Taylor their said it could not be done. He went to somewhere else and they let it out no problem. 

Sometimes deparment store seamstresses are not excactly the top of the line.

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