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Topic: So I'm curvacious and I found my dream wedding dress..one problem Its too Big  (Read 1803 times)
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« on: September 28, 2010 11:16:45 AM »

This gorgeous dress is the wedding gown I've dreamt about ...it shows off my best features ( legs and shoulders) One problem I wear a 20 in this designer ( according to the sizing chart) and its only avaiable in a 26.

Is it alterable?
Should I get it?
BTW the dress is only $99!!!!

Could I find a pattern and have someone ( i'd be too nervous) make it?
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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2010 11:48:50 AM »

Honestly, I think it all depends on your bust.  To alter that much detailing if the bust is three sizes too big would be difficult for a novice, or expensive to have done by a professional.  Personally, I'd get a pattern and some fabric and have it done from scratch.  That said, you should contact the seamstresses in your area, find out their prices, show them the pictures, tell them both the options you're considering.  Ask for photos of finished work and references.  On the one hand, you'll pay for the dress plus alterations, and on the other, you'll pay for the supplies plus construction.  See which way works out better.

For reference, this is just one pattern which has similar styling:  http://butterick.mccall.com/b4657-products-6860.php?page_id=155

Sewers are for ninja turtles--seamstresses are for sewing Wink

My wist!  http://www.wists.com/aislynn
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2010 05:33:27 AM »

Someting to think about is that in bridal wear the sizes do not match ready to wear sizing.  For example I was a size 18 when I got married and my wedding dress was a size 24.  The whole industry is whacky when you start looking into.  I would go to a David's and try on some of thier dresses to see what size you are there.  That dress might not need that much altering afterall.

Good luck!
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2010 09:20:29 AM »

Thanks for the replies Ya'll

Aislynn- My bust small even for a RTW 18/20 gal. I did take a costuming class at my Uni and am still friend s with the director she may know someone who will make it at a resoanble rate from scratch and thanks for the apttern

star8kitten- I am in 3 weddings this year ( all via davids) and I am a perfect 20 in them all ( except length Im uber short) But this particualr dress is not available in-store I think I may make it from scratch

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