(Closed) Ugh, am I living in a fantasy world?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1767 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I don’t know a lot about alterations, but I think your dress looks gorgeous on you as is!

Post # 4
1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

So your dress is basically an A-line but you want it synched into a drop waist.  If your dress zippers in the back, that should be pretty easy for the seamstress to accomplish.  That’ll actually look really nice with your dress btw!

Post # 6
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

What about a big crinoline to make the skirt puff out more?

Post # 7
21 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am actually doing this with my A-line dress too. I always wanted a fit-n-flare dress but fell in love with an A-line with a beautiful burgunday sash and bought it on the spot. Now somewhat regretting not getting the original dress shape I knew I wanted. So I have asked my seamstress to take it in below the sash, right around the hips to make it more like I want. She says that is easy enough to do and it will get it as close to the shape as I wanted. Good luck!   🙂

Post # 8
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

When I was still trying to decide what silhouette suits me best, I tried on an A-line gown that flared out my waist. The lady gave me various options to alter the dress to make it more fitted through the hips, one option even turned the A-line into pretty much a mermaid dress. I have no doubts a good seamstress can do that for you, since your dress is already pretty fitted at the hips!

Post # 9
11105 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@ENarcy: Looking at the first photo it does seem to be fitted around your hips. But if you are worried about it i’m sure you can try a number of things to accentuate it. Your dress looks lovely on you too btw.

Post # 10
5778 posts
Bee Keeper

I wouldn’t try and alter it at all. It looks pretty fitted to me and accentuates your shape in a great way. Have the seamstress clamp it in before she does anything so you can see how it might look first. You might not like it even tighter, but make sure you try to sit down in it once tightened. It may be way too uncomfortable that way.

Post # 11
1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@ENarcy: If it’s only a few inches you want taken in around the hips, I’m sure a seamstress can handle that!  It can’t hurt to ask anyway.  I think the corset back might make it a little more difficult, but not impossible.  🙂

Post # 12
2053 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@ENarcy: Finally a wedding date twin! 🙂 I think that judging by your first photo especially, it looks perfect on you! What a lovely dress! It really accentuates your figure nicely. If you want to take it in a little more at the hip that would be grand, too, just be careful that you can still move easily and SIT in it! I had to be careful of this, too. Congratulations!

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