(Closed) Stupid move! Not sure my dress will fit even after alterations.

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1726 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

So you have it already and it doesn’t fit? And you’re hoping that with alterations it will? I think your best bet is to take it to a professional and consult with them. Only they will be able to tell you if there’s enough fabric (or whatever they’ll have to do) for them to alter it to your size. Then you’ll know if you can keep it or if you should sell it.

Post # 5
1311 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Well, generally a dress can only be let out ~1 size. A corset back can afford you a 1-3 size range, depending on how wide you want the lacing. You still have time before your wedding if the date you posted is correct, so you could always try to lose a bit of weight? A 16/18 from a 22 is totally doable in a few months if that’s the route you would like to take.

Post # 6
371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Were you able to get the gown on your body to try it on?  If so, they could let it out as well as widen the back panel to cover you the rest of the way.  Gussets are an option too if it’s not lace or covered in beading. 

Post # 7
4913 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

The samples are usually stretched out a bit from being so worn, but there is almost never enough fabric to let a dress out enough. Take it to a seamstress and see how much are in the seams to let out and get a better idea.

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