(Closed) Lost Weight-Will this (David’s Bridal) dress be taken in well?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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1276 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

First, gorgeous dress.

My recommendation (esp. b/c I just went through this with an outfit for my shower) is that when you take in the bust on a dress like that you do have to make sure the triangles of the bust get made narrower.  Or at least I’m extremely sensitive to fit, so I will never feel right without that.  In my case, the bust pieces overlapped so it was a lot of work to move them.  For this I think they will be able to just make them narrower from under the arm.  It *will* cost extra, and the tailor will likely just push you to have only the waist taken it (which is probably the only other major thing you’ll need, it’s flowy enough that I doubt you’ll need to worry about the hip area).  I suppose it comes down to your preference, but if you don’t do that you will run the risk of having your breasts look really splayed apart.

By The Way, have you already committed to DB?  You could also shop it around to local tailors and see what they say.  I’m really picky about alterations (can you tell? That’s what my mom gets for teaching me to sew all my dolls’ clothes when I was a kid), so I much prefer to speak to the actual person who will do them.  That’s not always the case at bigger stores.

Post # 5
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1276 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Well definitely check out DB first then…I dont’ know anything about such a policy, but it makes sense they might have one.

I know your wedding location is listed as C.Am. but if you’re talking about yelp, are you in the Bay Area?  If yes, definitely, 100% talk to Essy Tailoring in Fremont.  She did the outfit I talked about, and she’s an excellent tailor (used to make clothes).  She does a lot of bridal wear, and I simply can’t recommend her enough (I think since I had that done she’s constantly one piece or another of mine to be tailored).

 http://www.yelp.com/biz/essys-tailoring-and-alterations-fremont

Post # 6
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700 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

First congrats on the weight loss!  (Assuming that it was a desired weight loss…), and secondly, the right seamstress can do ANYTHING, so be sure to find someone who is experienced and who does this sort of thing and can show you examples and sketches before you hire them. 

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