Post # 1
I had to purchase a new dress last month that was a sample size due to my original dress never arriving. Everything is a perfect fit except for the bust, which is a size 10 compared to my size 0-2 bust. Do you have any suggestions on how to make this a better fit? I know I can take it in a bit, but I don’t want to look swallowed by the top of the dress instead of complimented. Thanks!
Post # 3
The only advice I have is to take it to a professional seamstress. They work miracles!
Post # 4
I have the opposite issue. My dress is a size 10 but my bust is a 38D. But my solution could probably work for you too. I am having (like the previous bride suggested) a professional seamstress remove the zipper and replace it with a corset back. This way you can tighten the dress as much as you need around the top.
Good luck and congrats!
Post # 5
definitely go to a professional seamstress… they can take out a “V” of material from each side seam to pull it in, then they can put in side darts at the side-boob-line to make it coil over whatever chest you have… it’s totally doable (though if there’s tons of beading, it might be pricey), so just ask…
the corset would work by taking out a large amount of the back material and adding a corset that will draw the material in, but you still might have to have bust darts or other things done so any “air” under the cups is brought in and they aren’t standing off of you out in space (even when the bodice is sitting against you)… 😉 of course, you may be a 0-2 with a nice rack (heehee) so “air” under your cups might not be a problem. 😉
but yeah, take it to a professional seamstress and see what he/she has to say about it… it’s the only way to know for sure, and also to price it…
Post # 6
thanks bees for all your suggestions. In terms of pricing, the seamstress is a family member, so I don’t have to worry about that :). I can’t do a corset back because one of the main features of the dress is the way the back looks. I will mention the v and side darts to her though.