HELP! Bad alterations advice (with pictures)

posted 2 months ago in Dress
Post # 2
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

I had this exact same problem when I went for my second fitting and I asked my seamstress to take out the waist. You don’t want to be worrying about it being too tight on your wedding day.

Post # 3
223 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I think you are right…it is the waist area, where the back buttons are, that needs to be let out. 

Post # 4
421 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2020

It’s definitely the waist – you can see the ‘pull lines’ coming off the top button. That is where it is too tight.

Post # 5
376 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

Ask her to fix it. 

Post # 6
837 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - City, State

Ugh, I’m so sorry, Bee. Sending love. 

Post # 7
1796 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I think she needs to let the waist out or you will be uncomfortable.  If she can’t do that for some reason, sometimes people solve the problem by switching out the buttons for a lace-up corset back. 

Post # 8
3839 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Looks like it’s too tight where you can see the crease forming in the back photo. That’s because it’s pulling there. Gorgeous dress though and I’m sure it can be sorted out. 

Post # 9
8400 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

Ask her to let it out a bit. It doesn’t look bad from the front but it does look a bit tight from the back. Can you even sit down in it? The last thing you want is to be uncomfortable on what will be a very long day!

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