Post # 1
I bought a floor sample and love it! I take it out once a month to remind myself what it looks like (so my imagination doesn’t run wild). Problem is that because it was a floor sample the dress doesn’t fit. I am a size 4-6 and the dress is like a size 14. I was reasurred that it could be altered when the alteration expert came in to look. How far in advance should I go to take it in? I was thinking 2 months before hand but is that not enough time or too much time?
Nervous and unsure of how to do this!
Post # 3
With 5 months to I think it’s OK to start alterations now, unless you think your weight will change over the next 3 months.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
I’ve heard 8-10 weeks as your body can change.
Post # 5
I was told if the dress needs to be taken in a lot you need to start at least 3 months ahead of time. I am only having mine taken in 2 sizes and I was told it would take a mininum of 3 fittings to get it right and I have a corset back.
Post # 6
I’m surprised they told you it would be okay. Normally a dress can only be taken in two sizes before the integrity of the design is compromised.
Post # 7
My bridal salon insisted on waiting until just six weeks from my wedding to begin making alterations to my dress to ensure the best fit. I would be surprised if a floor sample is really a size 14, as I’ve always been told that samples generally are size 10. That should make it easier to alter the dress two sizes to a six.
Post # 8
I bought a sample, as well, and my seamstress did three fittings. Luckily it was a small-size sample and I didn’t need too much done to the dress: shorten, remove train, adjust bust and add cups. My first fitting was 2.5 months out, second at 1.5 months out and the last was a week before.
I think your seamstress can give you the best idea based on how much work needs to be done and the other numbers of alterations they are working on.
Post # 9
@vorpalette: <—- what she said!
OP I would get that dress to a seamstress ASAP to make sure it can actually be done!!