(Closed) Seamstress Help!

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
1949 posts
Buzzing bee

The corset back would be a good option to getting more room in these dresses.  You may need to buy more fabric too so that your seamstress can make a maternity friendly dress by lengthening the skirt.

Post # 4
1949 posts
Buzzing bee

It would probally depend on the amout the dress needs to be let out, where it needs to be let out and the amount of material you have to work with in the seam allowance. This type of fabric doesnt look like it would alter well.  You might be able to do panels on the side but the belted waist would be challenging and it would change the look of the whole dress.  You would need matching fabric for the corset and maybe about 3 yards to make a new longer maternity skirt. But you should ask someone that has the dress infront of them

Post # 5
371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

You can do gussets on the sides for sure!  At the part where it’s ruched (the belted part), the gussets also needs to be ruched to make it blend in more.  I think a corset dress would look weird for a pregnant bridesmaid.

Post # 6
30388 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Because you chose a belted waist, you can’t simply let the dress out at the side seams. There is only so much fabric available to let out the belt and it is limted to what is available in the seam allowance next to the back zipper.

If you can get extra fabric you could have the seamstress add a panel to the bodice from the underarm to the top of the skirt. It would interrupt the line of the belt but if well done will hardly be noticeable.

For the pregnant Bridesmaid or Best Man, you could have a seamstress cut the dress off just below the bust and add a skirt so it is now an empire waist skirt.

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