(Closed) My dress is HUGE! Will they really be able to alter it? I’m in TEARS

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2906 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@strawberrybanana:Seamstresses can work magic with fabric. Wait until your 2nd fitting–I’m sure you’re in good hands.

Post # 4
321 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

yeah i just had my dress altered and was worried too since it was like a few inches…but it looked fine when i went in to try it on after…so im sure yours will be too.

Post # 5
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@strawberrybanana: Relax and take a deep breath!  My lower half is much wider than my upper half, so I ordered two sizes up as well.  When I got the dress, I looked like a beast — since the dress was stiff and had boning, it looked like my torso was actually that big and I was straight up and down.  Not to worry though, once I went to my fitting and they started pinning it, it looked as gorgeous as I remembered it looking when I tried it on in the store.

Post # 6
726 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

It’s always easier to make a dress smaller than to make a dress bigger. So be patient and it’ll turn out just right 🙂

Post # 8
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

don’t stress too much about it being altered down, my dress is a size 10 because of my hips, but I’m a size 4 on top, so it was altered down quite a bit… they tapered it at all the seams and sewed the cups to sit against my body since the large size resulted in some gapping at the bust

Post # 9
830 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I ordered a sample dress on a whim because it had been discontinued and was my only chance at my dream dress. It was a size 6. I’m a 0 or maybe 2. It was also chiffon, a very hard material to work with. It was huge all over, actually fell off me. My seamstress worked her magic and the dress fits amazing now. They know what they’re doing!

Post # 10
226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

It will be ok. My dress was a 12, I am a 2, and after 4 fittings, it now fits perfectly. It can be done. I went through a period of doubt after every fitting when I was away from my dress, but the final product is great (even after accidentally losing 10 lbs…long story).

Post # 11
14947 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think seamstresses are seriously miracle workers!  I bought a sz 10 a line and had it altered to a sz 2 slim aline – she managed to make it a mermaid, but i didn’t like that shape on me as much and let it back out.

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