(Closed) Lost weight and don’t know about alterations…

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I would keep the corset. Does it do up all the way? Maybe you can just get the panel altered and it will fit fine. If that can’t be done, I would just have it taken in a bit. Your seamstress should be able to do that for you without to much problem. I sew a lot and, in my opinion, it would be much easier to keep the corset and/or take it in rather than putting in a zipper and buttons in.

Post # 5
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8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Altering down shouldn’t alter the integrity of your particular gown. It is when gowns have to be altered up that there are more problems because the thread holes may show and there could be a slight discoloration of the fabric where the original seams were. I am sure your seamstress will be able to do a good job on resizing your gown for you. From what you are saying, it shouldn’t be to difficult of a process. Depending on how much it will have to be altered, she may or may not have to remove some of the applique to adjust the seams. Try not to worry. I know that is easier said than done, but I am sure you will feel better about it once you go in and try it on for her.

By The Way, congratulations on losing so much weight!!!

Post # 6
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837 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Who told you a corset dress can fit a size 4-10?  That was incredibly wrong.  A corset can fit up one size and down one size.  So if you order an 8 – it can fit up to a 10 and down to a six.  I order a Maggie Sottero corset dress (Sabelle) and had the sides take in (you shouldn’t need a new corset put on, who told you that?).  I had four inches take in on the sides and you can’t even tell.  I would seriously pay the money to have it taken in if I were you.

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