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#1 Hartyt509

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    Posted 08 February 2009 - 08:07 AM

    Anyone know this?

    I've dropped at least one dress size in a month and i'll probably do another. I'm crapping myself in case i can't get it altered as they've stopped making the dress arrggg!!

    #2 binzer

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      Posted 08 February 2009 - 09:24 AM

      What kind of dress is it? It's going to depend partially on the material, and if there is any beading or boning it is going to be a lot more difficult as well. If you have an extremely simple dress you can probably alter it almost infinitely, but if it's a typically elaborate wedding dress it could be tricky. One size won't be a problem I'm sure, but you will probably need to stop losing weight soon, since your wedding is in May and you don't want to risk getting it altered last minute.

      Anyways, good luck!

      #3 Hartyt509

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        Posted 08 February 2009 - 09:35 AM

        Thanks its not a typical wedding dress and its pretty simple i think - my top won't alter but my waist and hips have major - i have a horrible feeling i'm going to have to look for another one!!

        #4 lgarner83

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          Posted 08 February 2009 - 11:19 AM

          This is my dress:
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          And when I ordered it I asked her if I should order it in the size down because I planned on losing at least 20 lbs. She said no, that she would rather I order it in the size I am now because altering that much wouldn't be a problem at all. Hopefully it's the same for you! Can we see a pic of your dress?

          #5 Hartyt509

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            Posted 08 February 2009 - 02:24 PM

            I haven't got one i don't think- its got a type of corset up the side so hopefully that won't be too complicated

            #6 SoonToBeE

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              Posted 08 February 2009 - 02:45 PM

              Hmmmm That sounds dicey. The bottom can likely be brought in easily, but the top, with the embellishments may not look as good when you severely alter it. I would take your dress into a seamstress for a quick consult - or call the original seamstress to see what they think. They did the original alterations so have an idea of how much farther you can go.

              Congrats on the wight loss....sorry it's impacting your dress : )

              #7 Jen_S

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                Posted 08 February 2009 - 02:59 PM

                Does your dress have bust lines? If so I was told my dress could only be altered 2 sizes because if the take it in too much the bust lines would be over your bust. I would call the salon you bought it from they should be able to tell you how much it can be altered.
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                #8 Jacilynda

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                  Posted 08 February 2009 - 03:42 PM

                  Most dresses can easily be altered down 2 sizes. If you need it more it gets tricky. You're bottom wouldn't be difficult, but the mid section is a bit trickier.

                  #9 Hartyt509

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                    Posted 08 February 2009 - 03:54 PM

                    The more I think about it the more I think i'll need a new dress and i'll be gutted. I nearly bought the size down from what I got but aunt had a go at me and said i needed the bigger one - now I wish i'd just said poke off i'll do what I want but she had been battering my head for hours and I just wanted to go home lol

                    #10 Hartyt509

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                      Posted 08 February 2009 - 04:08 PM

                      Found a pic off last year - looking at it i think i'm in trouble lol

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