(Closed) Help…please!!!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
Member
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t think you’ll have a problem changing that over to a corset back at all. Do the buttons go all the way down the train? You could leave them, see how they look, and then if you don’t like them ask if they could be removed.

Post # 6
Member
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think you gown is a perfect candidate for a croset back. I also think that your seamstress might be able to take it out enough to fit you, if there is enough extra fabric in the seams of the gown. I got a steal of a deal on a sample gown and it is a size 6. My bust is a size 12/14. My seamstress is going to be able to take out the seams enough that I don’t have to get a corset back and it won’t ruin the integrity or look of my gown. Seamstress prices vary with experience and where they are located. I do know that it would be less expensive if you could keep the back with the zipper and buttons than if you have a corset put in. I suggest calling a few seamstresses and asking them for their base price for both, so you can get an idea of the cost in your area.

Post # 7
Member
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

And PS – I totally recommend Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred. It kicked my a$$ and I went down at least a size or two in less than 12 weeks (I only did it about 3-4 times per week, not every day). Side note though, there are a lot of push ups so my cup size also went down. Disappointing in that respect πŸ˜‰

Post # 10
Member
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

@MrsMckaytoBE: I haven’t run into a built in bra, but my seamstress suggested sewing cups in. I told her I didn’t want them though. My gown is thick enough in the front and has a built in corset that is really really supportive. I would have your seamstress put boning in your gown, if at all possible. I am thinking yours might not have boning and that is what the built in bra/hooks and eyes are for; for support. Hooks and eyes are really easy to take out. The way my gown is, I won’t have to wear a bra or anything under it. I don’t want to anything more than I have too.

Post # 13
Member
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

@MrsMckaytoBE: It does look like it has boning and also those breast pad thingies sewn in. I don’t know how comfortable you are with your breasts, but if it won’t ruin the integrity of the gown, I would have the pads taken out. My best guestimate is that taking those out would give you at least another inch to work with and if they gown hasn’t been previously altered, you have a good chance of being able to have it altered out to fit you. The gown I purchased has/had at least 6 inches of extra fabric in the bust area to work with, so I didn’t have to get the corset back. I got to keep the zipper and the buttons. And my gown also has a ton of lace. The lace is/was overlayed, so I get/got to keep the lace too.

Post # 14
Member
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

That dress is gorgeous and I think the corset is a perfect solution!  Any good seamstress could work their magic on it!

The topic ‘Help…please!!!’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors