Post # 1
So I love this dress… I originally wanted to go with the Fiorella, but a freind gave me this dress brand new for free! The only issue is that it’s about 3 sizes too big! When the corset is at it’s tightest it stays up, but there’s a lot of extra room in both the bodice and the skirting PLUS I definitely plan to lose weight in the next 10 months so I’m afraid that this might not work! I’m freaking out because our budget is kind of tight and that’s a huge expense lifted, but it may be a lost cause 🙁
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Post # 3
I would try talking to someone about alterations to the dress. It’s very pretty and surely it would be cheaper to get it altered rather than buying a new dress. This all assuming that you love the dress and that’s the one you want!
Post # 4
If you love the dress take it to a seamstress and ask them how hard it would be to alter. If it stays up when tightened all the way, I’d say there is a really good chance that it can be taken in. Seamstresses are amazing people 🙂
Post # 5
I would try to find a local seamstress that is not at a bridal shop but has been sewing for 20 years or something, you know, a lot of experience. My seamstress is charging me $55 for a hem, bustle and steaming. My daughters both have to have theirs taken in and she is charging $65 each. I found her on Craigslist, and while yours will probably be more expensive to be taken in because it is a wedding dress and not a bridesmaid/flower girl dress, you can still have a chance of finding someone who will do it for less than $200 I would think. Good Luck, it is a gorgeous dress. And think of all the money you have saved already by getting it for free! 🙂
Post # 6
It’s very pretty – love the top. From what I can see, you should be able to take it in a good deal. The bead work could be more costly to alter, but I’m not really sure since I can’t really see it.
I’d also take it to a seamstress sooner rather than later. She’ll be able to give you an estimate on cost (ex. my dress alterations are around $600…. was NOT expecting that and should have looked for a cheaper alterations place than my salon).
Post # 7
Yes I just hope alterations are not a million bucks! Im not even wearing the dress in the last pic, it’s just wrapped around me… and I’m hoping to lose at least 20 lbs by december. Is 6 months enough time for alterations?
Post # 8
you look like a princess 🙂
Post # 9
6 months is plenty of time for alterations. I didn’t even start my alterations till the end of August (my wedding is in Sept.), and the alterations are perfect. It also doesn’t need to cost a ton of money…MUCH less than buying pretty much any dress would cost.
Post # 10
@Missstarynight and @jjwedding Thank you for the compliments 🙂
Post # 11
I want to echo the comments regarding alterations, but I love the dress…good luck with your weight loss!!