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#1 BillysBride

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    Posted 05 March 2008 - 02:23 PM

    Just wondering if anyone has had this done? I'm finally caving and going with my gut and getting the dress I REALLY want instead of worrying about the price. Only problem is that I really am in love with the corset/lace up back designs and this one doesn't have it. I did contact the manufacturer and they don't do them. So now I'm left to consider having it altered by a good seamstress. I just want it the way I want it, AND I like the idea of the extra support that comes with the lace up back.

    Anyone have this done or considering it?
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    #2 Christine

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    Posted 05 March 2008 - 02:54 PM

    I think Laura was planning to do that with the dress I sent her and it was going to be very expensive. You might want to PM her she hasn't been on a lot (raydensmama)
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    #3 MissyR

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      Posted 05 March 2008 - 02:56 PM

      I too wanted to do this but the seamstress said about $300 - $400 - I think you also have to consider whether the dress will look "right" with a corset back - my dress has detailing and the seamstress actually told me it would almost be too much and take away from the rest of the dress - depending on how tight you have it - may not be worth it (e.g. the seamstress told me that it would only be 2 inches max at the top of the corset in terms of the opening!)

      #4 Golden

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        Posted 05 March 2008 - 02:57 PM

        I had my dress altered from a strapless to a v-neck front and back. And the dress was a-line and I had it alterd to be more fitting to my body frame.
        The bridal shop have a excellent seamstress who is the owner, and she did an awesome job on my dress. I think it can be done.

        #5 happyone

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          Posted 05 March 2008 - 03:33 PM

          I have a zip-up dress with buttons to cover the zipper. I'm not putting a lace-up back corset but I am having a seamstress put a corset built into the dress to suck me in. Just an option in case the lace-up corset doesn't work.

          #6 lyrebard

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            Posted 05 March 2008 - 03:38 PM

            Hi Savannah,

            I know you've been looking for months and months, and it sounds like you have a pretty distinct idea of what you want your dress to look like. Rather than buy a pricey dress knowing that you also want really pricey alterations, have you thought about finding a dressmaker to make a dress to your specifications?

            Might be worth checking out, and less expensive to boot! Just a thought...

            #7 BillysBride

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              Posted 05 March 2008 - 04:08 PM

              Lyrebard- you may be right. I just don't know where to even BEGIN to look for someone to do it. But me and Google are good buddies by now, so I'll check around.

              The quotes I've come across by accident since all this started have seemed even more pricey than the dress I'm getting. Its really not expensive by bridal standards, I had just been trying to nip and tuck our budget here and there to distribute some funds elsewhere, but the more I looked the more I realized that I already knew what I wanted and there was no changing my mind.

              Even with the alteration running a few hundred, I can still keep it under a thou if I order the dress online instead of via the bridal shop.

              Happyone- that sounds promising...but I'm not sure how it works. I mean, the pressure is still on the zipper and I'd be afraid of it popping or something. I just want a little more definition, but I don't want to be worried all day about my zipper giving out or popping off the track.
              Savannah

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