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Dress woes

Hi Ladies, hope you all are doing good and you are enjoying this beautiful Pittsburgh weather!

I was curious if any of you have had experience with turning a zip up gown into a lace up/corset back?

Here's what's going on with my dress that has me nervous. I had my first fitting 3 weeks ago and the dress at the top where the zipper comes together was about an inch too big. So the seamstress took it in an inch. Fast forward to last night when I go to try it on again and it's now an inch too small! It wouldn't zip up and my heart just sank!  How do I gain 2 plus inches in my bust in three weeks? I haven't gained any weight. (she asked if I did multiple times though!) It was just such a frustrating experience. So they were just going to let it back out again that inch that they had taken it in.

So the entire way home I'm in tears just stressing over this. The wedding is in three weeks. I would have been picking up the dress on 12/22 before they close for the holiday break and not trying it on again until Jan 2, the wedding day.  I kept having this vision of putting on my gown the day of and the zipper not going up, after all in just three weeks I fluctuated enough for it to not fit yesterday so whose to say that won't happen day of? Or if it was too big and was falling down all night?

So I made the decision to have them turn it into a lace up back. I had dress regrets all along for not going with that type in the first place so this is really giving me what I wanted all along. Of course there is a huge expense associated with this. But I feel better knowing that I'll have that wiggle room with making it tighter/looser as I need to on the day of the wedding.

Has anyone else done this with their dress? 

thank you for letting me vent... last night was not a good night. I know the stress of the wedding (with Christmas right before it!) is just getting to me. Everything has gone so smoothly so far in the planning process. It just really stunk that the one thing to not go right is my gown!

sorry for the novel! :)

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    Er/jerEr/jer member
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    edited December 2011
    Sorry - no experience with this.  But I hope it turns out well for you!
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    edited December 2011

    Sorry no experience with that, but I hope it works out for you.  Try not to worry and trust the seamtress experience.
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    edited December 2011
    Good luck, I can't believe the discrepancy when you tried the dress back on! I'm sure it will all work out in the end, though.
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    edited December 2011

    I couldn't believe it didn't zip either! She asked me if I started birth control pills in the past few weeks, like that would make my chest grow 2 inches...negative on that anyways!

    I go on Wednesday to see all the changes to the back... I'm anxious, nervous, excited, pretty much every emotion in the book right now!

    Brianne - looking forward to Aruba very much right about now with all the cold weather! :)

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    edited December 2011

    Aw, sorry to hear about your dress stress- no experience here, but seamstresses really do work miracles. I'm sure it will be fine in the end- and this sounds like your best option.

    I must say though, that was rude of her to ask repeatedly if you gained weight. I wouldn't ask anyone that, let alone a bride 3 weeks away from her wedding! I hope it's smooth sailing for you from here out.

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    edited December 2011

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    LaFemmeRousseLaFemmeRousse member
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    edited December 2011
    Yikes, no experience with that, but I'm sure it will solve the weird sizing problem.  Plus you'll love the way the gown looks even more :)

    Sorry that you've been having so much stress close to your wedding day!  Hopefully it will all calm down a bit and the rest of the time will be smooth sailing, right up to Aruba :)
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    New_to_PGHNew_to_PGH member
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    edited December 2011
    I didn't have to alter my gown, but just wanted to pop in and say I was SO grateful I had a corset back - I somehow dropped a TON of weight from stress in the last 2 weeks, and there's no way I could have gotten away without emergency alterations if I didn't have a corset!
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    missizzmissizz member
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    edited December 2011
    Your seamstress wouldn't offer to do something that she thought was unreasonable.  Calm down, it will be fine.
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