(Closed) What do I do? Alterations?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

 I’ve heard 8-10 weeks as your body can change.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@vorpalette:  <—- what she said! 

 

OP I would get that dress to a seamstress ASAP to make sure it can actually be done!!

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