(Closed) How many of you ladies had to have your dresses taken in… a lot?

posted 7 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
3295 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

mine will have to be taken in quite a bit…. since i bought it i have lost about 30lbs and i plan on a few more before the wedding, mine has very little beading and just ruching and the seamstress said itd be no problem 🙂

Post # 4
7693 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I did-(many years ago)-It was a sample size 10 and I had it reduced to a size 3, because it was THE dress that was in my head!

Post # 5
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I actually bought a size down but lost about 20lbs and had to take it in about an inch on each side.

Post # 6
13 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

My hips are way wider than my waist, and I also lost weight so I need to have my dress taken in about 4 inches on EACH side. I was very nervous at first since my dress has a lot of beading and detail, but I have an excellent seamstress who is doing wonders with it!

Post # 7
2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

For my first wedding I bought I think a 22w from David’s (was wearing a street 20 at the time) and by the time my wedding rolled around, I was in a street 14/16.  It was taken in by a LOT everywhere and it was fine.  It was chiffon and had a beaded embroidered line of daisies at the empire waist.

The only thing that they couldn’t alter were the sleeves – they were chiffon bell sleeves and the point where it should have hit my elbow to split and flow ended up hitting me wayyyyy down my arm.  I did end up spending more on the alterations than I did on the dress.

For this wedding, I think I’ll have to have the bodice taken in about 2 sizes or so, as I have a big difference in size between my waist and my chest. 

Talk to your seamstress or salon and they’ll let you know for sure it’s ok. 

Good luck!

Post # 8
1280 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

if your seamstress is really really good at what she does, and your dress doesn’t have a crazy complicated construction, the dress should be able to be taken in more than 2 sizes.

Post # 9
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I have a size 12 sample gown that’s going to be taken in a lot! Im a street size 4! Alterations said they’ll start hemming first and closer to the date they will take in from the sides so it will be perfect. I have a good seamstress and she’s working with a lace dress, and she’s confident she can work with it!

Post # 10
100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@LuLu3279: Can you give me your seamstress’ name? 

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