(Closed) Why multiple fittings?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

1st fitting: mainly to figure out from my street size to the dress size. -But also to take measurements to make a pattern.

2nd fitting, to make sure I hadn’t necessarily changed sizes… and to check the pattern against my body to tweak/adust the pattern more to my body…

My third fitting is coming up- mainly to see if the 2nd fitting worked (?). And I think the lace will have been applied to the gown (I will let you know later if you want- my dress is french lace with silk underlay)

And the last fitting before the wedding, before taking the dress home- for me, is to put the shoes and the dress together and make sure there aren’t any other finishing touches that need to be adjusted… 

My dressmaker/designer said she could do a late last fitting if I was worried if I would fluctuate in weight nearer the time of the wedding.

But this is the case for me. (My dress is being made specifically to me, so maybe other brides have different reasons)

Post # 4
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I’m having my third and final fitting tomorrow. The reason that  I had to have multiple fittings is as they make changes to the dress, there may be other changes that need to happen. There was a little bit of work that had to be done to the back of my dress which ended up altering the bust of the dress, thus the need for the third and final fitting.

Every bride is different, but I’m so glad I had the extra time to try my dress on as many times as I did to make sure that every part fit properly.

Post # 6
796 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I will probably end up with 3 fittings also. The first was to see the dress on. They had to take it up A LOT, so the second one was to make sure that it wasn’t too high/too low. The third one is right before the wedding, just to check that it still looks right.

On another note, I only paid at the first fitting. The rest didn’t cost anything.

Post # 7
3331 posts
Sugar bee

My dress is going to take 3 fittings.  It ended up being pretty big (I was between sizes at the time of the order and I got the larger, because I thought it would be easier to take in than let out), so my appointments are going to look like this:

1st appt: Take new measurements, pin dress

2nd appt: Check fit, decide on bustle and undergarments (they’ll sew cups in if I want.  Right now, it’s too big to decide if that would be enough).

3rd appt: final fitting, any last minute updates/changes

And all my alterations are combined into one cost.  It doesn’t cost more to have to in multiple times, they’ll only charge for the actual work, not the time.

Post # 8
365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I had three fittings as well…my first fitting was to make the big alterations – they took it in a lot on either side.  second fitting, they checked that it was taken in enough, and also we discovered the top was a bit loose, so they did a running stitch so I wasn’t flashing any boobage if, for some reason, I end up bending over a lot.  Third fitting was just to try it on and make sure there weren’t any problems with the fit.   

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