(Closed) Seamstress here!Ask me all your alterations questions

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 62
14 posts
  • Wedding: August 2014



I have a question about the back of my dress. The first is me in the sample (waaay too big). I find it very difficult to imagine how the back will look like in my own size. I don’t want the back to be a “sharp V”, I would like it a bit more sculpted and open like the other picture. Do you think this could be altered? I am worrying too much (I do love my dress), but I would like to know if this is possible at all.

Post # 63
1246 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@ninanetti: Fantastic! Thank you so much for your response, I truly appreciate it ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 64
2 posts
  • Wedding: March 2014

@ninanetti:  thank you for your response! So if she can’t make it into a v is there still a way that she could make the necklkne cover my back like it does in the picture? Thank you!

Post # 65
25 posts
  • Wedding: August 2014

@ninanetti:  I am considering getting a trumpet/mermaid silhouette dress but I’m concerned about the fit!

Most pictures of this style look like the dress is fittted all the way down until it flares, however when trying the dress on…it seems like seamstresses suggest to leave room by the thighs so that you can walk.

I’m afraid that by trying to leave room to walk.. the dress might look too loose in the butt and thighs. I feel like the trumpet/mermaid style looks most flattering when it is truly fitted.

What is your opinion and how do you usually decide how much and where to take the dress in or leave room?

Thank you!! 

Post # 66
968 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014




i’m 5’0 and it looks like I have to take about 6-7 inches off my dress, but I don’t want to loose the beautiful detail and the bottom and such. How can this be done correctly?


Also, where is a good place for a bustle?

Post # 71
427 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@MsBark:  seems like if u add a corset back to it it would be perfect. I’m not a seamstress but that may solve ur problem! Love ur dress!! 

Post # 74
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@DanielleI:  Oh I wish it was just that easy to add a corset. It couldnt zip up because it was wayyyyy too tight in the hips and it bunched up in the front. The zipper is already at my bum, so to add a corset it wouldnt look right, having it go down so low. It was most definitely the first though that came to my mind when I couldnt zip though! And thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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