(Closed) Losing weight between fittings?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I take in my corset dress in order to reach my goal weight?
    Yes! Don't let the dress size stop you from achieving your goal! : (12 votes)
    63 %
    Maybe...since it's a corset dress, you have some lee-way, but talk to your seamstress : (5 votes)
    26 %
    No, spending an extra $300 is not worth pushing for your ideal weight. : (2 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
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    837 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I think this really is going to depend on the style and cut of your dress as well how much weight you intend to lose.  If it’;s a corset dress then it probably won’t be a big deal if you lose a few pounds.  And if you’re just looking to tone up rather than drop a lot of weight that shouldn’t matter either.  If you’re looking to lose a decent amount of weight I would talk to your seamstress and see what she/he says about it in relation to your actual dress.  And you said “but I’m still going to head into the gym between the fitting & my wedding a month later.” so if you’re already and active person trying to maintain, then I wouldn’t worry about it.

    Post # 4
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    1752 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My seamstress said to try not too lose too much.  I’m aiming at another 5 pounds, but I have a corset back, so I can afford to cinch a little.  Not sure what kind of dress you have.

    For me, I’m eating the same, and backing down on the cardio, uping on the weights during this period.

    Post # 5
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    751 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    My wedding is next week and my fittings have been done for awhile.  I’ve lost weight since picking up my dress and it freaked me out so I have all but stopped working out and am focused on maintaining even though I would love to drop 5 more pounds for the honeymoon. 

    It’s a fine line to walk, so talk to your seamstress about her recommendations and be realistic about your goals.  I wish I had waited just a little longer to start my fittings so that I wouldn’t be in this position (mine is a non-corset dress so too much weight loss = falling off dress). 

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    18643 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    It really depends on how long before the wedding your last fitting is.  Mine was less than a week before the wedding so we only had time for her to fix a problem with the bustle so that it had time to be cleaned and pressed.  I would talk with your seamstress to be sure though.

    Post # 8
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    7082 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    This was a huge problem for me.  First of all, they ordered my dress in a 10, which was way too big to begin with… Then I kept losing weight between fittings.

    We finally decided that my last fittings would be a week before the wedding.  Like you, my corset was touching in the back, so we had to take it in another inch on each side to make it fit just right.  I picked it up 2 days before we left for the wedding with a perfect custom fit.

    The original idea that the seamstress floated of “just don’t lose anymore weight” wasn’t going to fly with me because those last few pounds were totally unintentional.

    Best of luck!

    Post # 9
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    304 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    My alterations lady just yelled at me to not lose weight inbetween fittings.  She said I needed to take care of myself.

    Truthfully, I took it as a sign that I should consume pizza again.  It was nice to be done with the dieting…..

    Post # 10
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    979 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Ugh, just yesterday I was supposed to pick up my finished dress but I tried it on and it was just too big!  They are going to have to take it in 2 inches or so in the back and I am supposed to go back and try it on again today.  I haven’t made any changes in diet or exercise, but I did go off of a medication that I thought was maybe keeping me from losing.  So I would suggest having them take it in on the sides so that the corset can function as it is supposed to.  Because you never know if you will drop more pounds than you plan due to stress, etc.

    Post # 11
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    1752 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    It looks like you have enough time to have her take it in a bit.. esp. if you would like to SEE the corset.

    My seamstress charged 40 to take it in.. not bad at all considering she is taking it in 4-6 inches!  oops, I lost a lot too 🙂

    Post # 13
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    1752 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Same to you ms.pascua!  It is a good feeling 🙂  I guess I should have looked, LA, of course it’s going to be expensive!  But 300!!! yikes.  My dress is pretty simple.. no beading or lace.  There is rouching on the front, but not on the back, so she doesn’t even have to worry about making the back and front line up!

    Good luck whatever you choose to do.. and if you are too small,  just bust into the cake early 🙂 hehe.

    Post # 14
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    206 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I agree with all of you bees.  I bought my dress  a size 10 because i found a used one and the price new was out of my budget.  Even though i was fitted for a size 8,  I’ve been working my butt off to loose weight, so i’m looking forward to my 1st fitting in about 6 weeks.  I’m hoping they have to take it in a lot!  My dress is also corset, but i feel itll be so rewarding to hear that they have to take it in.  In my opinion that is money well spent : )

    Post # 16
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    447 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Ya, I was a size six, she fitted me and took it in cause it’s an 8. And I gained weight! So, now it doesn’t zip up lol..ugh..time to lose some weight. I need about 5-7 lbs off I think..idk! Yikes!

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