(Closed) Maggie Sottero dress alterations

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
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732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have a Maggie dress as well and ran into a similar problem.  My hips were on the verge of needing a size up from the sample, and my chest area was probably 1 size down.   They convinced me to order the biggest size to fit my hips.  When it came in I hated the way it looked on me, it was way too big and it did nothing for my shape.  My seamstress assured me she can fix it though and also added that she loves altering Maggie dresses as they are MUCH easier to alter than Vera Wangs and some other brands.  So don’t worry, it will all turn out great and you look fantastic in that dress!

Post # 18
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9 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Hello, I can definitely see what you mean, the sample is a much better fit.  I have the same dress and am worried about alterations as well! My bust and waist were that of a size 6 but my hips were a little bit bigger so we got the size 8.  I tried it on today and everyone was telling me how it was a perfect fit yet it seemed baggy on the hips which is not what I wanted and it makes me look big.  I am hoping they will be able to take it in a little bit! I hope your alterations worked out!

Post # 19
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I am also a Lorie bride, I just ordered my dress last week.  I am quite pear shaped, and my hip measurement was measuring 2 full sizes larger than my bust measurement.  I was concerned about ordering the dress in the bigger size and having it come in too big up top – I was worried that I would lose the beauty of the neckline of the dress (which is it’s true shining feature).  Before I ordered it, I went home and called to my seamstress to discuss my concerns about alterations.  She told me to always, always order a dress for your largest measurement.  I told her that the top was scalloped and I was worried about losing that feature if it was brought in too much but she told me a little secret.  The scallop on most dresses, whether it be the top or bottom is actually a separate piece, it can be taken off completely, the dress can be brought in, and then they put the scallop back on in one perfect piece again.  I went back and checked the Lorie the next day before I ordered it and she was right!  There is also a small seam in the lace (barely detectable, but I was looking for it since my seamstress explained it all to me) above the bonining in the bust.  So worry not.  You can have this dress altered to fit you like a glove.  My seamstress also told me that Maggie Sottero dresses are her favorite dresses to work on because they are so well made.

You just enjoy this time and look forward to the day when you can wear your perfectly fitting Lorie!!  You are going to be BEAUTIFUL!

Post # 20
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55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Good luck with your alterations!  I just bought the Maggie Sottero Lorie dress off the rack and had it altered down 6 sizes.  It came out very nicely, so it can be done!

Post # 21
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@fuzzypeach:  So glad to hear this….I have been obsessing over this since my dress came in and alterations arent until November so I am going to try and relax over this issue haha

Post # 22
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55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@WinterBride22:  Try to relax and enjoy the rest of your wedding planning!  🙂  I’m sure the seamstress will do a good job and you’ll look beautiful in your dress!  I wish I had pictures of my altered dress to show you but I left it at the bridal store to be steamed (since I bought it off the rack) and won’t be picking it up for another week.  Basically the only thing I noticed after the alterations was the lace didn’t transition as smoothly at the seam along the side of my dress as it did before.  Not sure if that makes sense.  But my arms will be covering it anyway.  The shape of the dress and the neckline look the same and the details like the scalloped neckline and hem are noticeable.  I really don’t think altering the dress (even six sizes down) took away from the beauty of the dress.  So don’t worry too much about it.

Post # 23
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9 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@fuzzypeach:  Thanks for the reassurance! If you get pictures of it altered I would love to see. I’ve seen so many pictures but none with the alterations.  I did hear that the lace may not line up perfect but I am sure it isnt noticeable.  Your wedding is coming up…congratulations and enjoy!

Post # 24
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

For anyone coming to read this post later for ideas/suggestions/advice (b/c I know I’m a little late for the OP!)  I also had the Lorie.  It was a little big and needed to have things done to it.  I was NOT about to pay the dress shop to alter it for me as I knew I would get completly ripped off.  I, luckily enough, have a woman that I know has done many alteratipons for my friends and acqaintences (sp!?) Anyway, I had her add a bustle, fix the bust line to lay flast, took in the whole waist area, added a sash, added additional tulle underneath to give it some body, and added cups (b/c this thing made me look flat as a pancake! eek!) and shortened the cap sleeves for 70$.  Yes, 70$.  The point is, you must look around at your local vendors.  They want to help you and cando it much more affordably than the dress shops!  There is no reason to shell out big bucks to make your dress like a glove.  Ask around, contact some seamstresses and ask them for references! 

 

And one last bit of advice in case you dont know already.  Maggie Sottero dresses can be ordered in a petite size.  This means the dress will come to you already 3 inches shorter that the try on one! I wasn’t able to wear quite as tall heels at I wanted to but by ordering a petite for myself I didn’t have to shell out a single dollar to have an all lace dress hemmed.  $$$ AND my feet never hurt b/c I wasn’t in sky high heels haha

 

Good luck!

Post # 25
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33 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@SoontobeMrs87:  Hi!  I bought my dress at RK Bridal too.  How did your alterations come out?

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