Post # 1
Hi everyone, I’m in a bit of a panic at the moment, I just got my dress back from alterations and I had cups put in to fill out my chest a bit in the front area and you can see the outline of the cups from the front of the dress! The boning and seams of the dress also look really strange and bulgy, I think because the seamstress sewed the cups inside the actual dress material underneath the boning and first layer of fabric and it’s pushing everything out. Is this normal? The seamstress was adamant that it all looked fine and no one else ever had a problem with that look and that she did it all the time! To me though, it just looks really really weird! The lady did give me the option to have them taken out and put on top of the lining (touching my skin directly) instead of inside of it, but she says she doesn’t normally do this and I wasn’t sure what to do!
For others who have had cups sewn in, is it normal to have the cups sewn inside the actual dress itself (so you can’t see it from the inside) or do they usually just sew it to the back of the lining (so you can see the cups if you look inside/it’s touching your skin directly)?
Post # 2
- Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull
Do you have any pictures?
Post # 3
Well I had a whole bra sewn into my dress and it was literally sewn onto the inside lining directly, the dress was then stitched to hold the shape around my boobs so that the dress moulded along the bra cups – but definitely no boning or cups could be seen through the fabric (mine was heavily embellished lace though).
Can’t exactly comment how yours needs to be done without seeing the dress and how it fits on you right now, but you shouldn’t have to accept what you just described.
Post # 4
I always sew them inside the lining (touching the skin). It makes for better support anyway, in my opinion. Nothing wrong with asking her to change it.
Post # 5
Thanks for your replies so far! I didn’t take a photo unfortunately (and the seamstress has the dress again now), was in too much distress at the time to think about doing that (I wish I had!), but the dress is an Augusta Jones Anna in Cream Mikado fabric, it’s a really plain dress- no embellishments or anything (though I do have a lace overlay jacket thing to put over it), so it means that any show through lines are super obvious. I’m mainly just confused because the seamstress just seemed so sure there was nothing wrong with it and kept just telling me the reason it looked bulgy was just because that was how the dress was- which it wasn’t before she did anything to it- and she didn’t seem that keen on moving the cups and when I asked her if it would change the shape of the dress (which is good despite the weird lines) she just said she didn’t know. Which of course freaked me out even more because now I’m just scared that moving them might just make it all worse =( I ended up telling her to leave them in and just try to fix the badly done seams and to try to smooth it all out, but am now wondering if I should have just had them removed and placed on the outside, hence this post. I’m so upset because this is the expensive, supposedly more professional alterations place my wedding dress boutique recommended me to and it’s all just ended up so badly so far! =(
Post # 6
You could always try a stick on bra like nubra? this worked better for me than the sewn in cups