Have you heard of these alterations?

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soontobeaBoden Posts : 8 Registered: 8/26/09
Have you heard of these alterations?
Posted: Oct 6, 2009 4:29 PM

I've found my dress and it's mostly perfect but I have to have a few alterations made. I've been trying to find pictures online with minimal success. Here's the dress so far on a model.

anjolique 1075

All I want to do is add straps and a deeper V to the bodice but most sweetheart necklines aren't exactly what I'm looking for. Is there anyway to turn a strapless bodice into a deep V neckline or am I stuck with the sweetheart?

As for the straps, they showed me some REALLY thin beaded straps they could add onto it but I was just wondering if anyone had ever had this done? Is it possible to add thicker straps to a dress?

I think it would be amazing if the top looked more like this, but I might be reaching a little too far. Ha. I mostly just wanted to see if anyone else had encountered a similar problem? I tried to find a dress with both the deep V neck bodice AND a poufy pick up skirt but they don't seem to exist! And the cost of having my own made was WAY out of my budget.


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3081/2285350746_bcbbc75c59.jpg

I'm going to wear it either way, but I would love it if it looked more like I'm hoping. Thanks so much!
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jellybean91908 Posts : 216 Registered: 2/9/09
Re: Have you heard of these alterations?
Posted: Oct 6, 2009 5:06 PM Go to message in response to: soontobeaBoden

First, I'm not a seamstress and don't sew/make clothes for myself, so remember I'm looking at the dress just like you are.

I don't think it would be impossible to change the neckline to one that you want, but I imagine it could be difficult and expensive, especially because the bodice seems to be heavily beaded.

I would suggest you take pictures of both dresses to a seamstress and ask for his/her opinion. I would also suggest talking to an independent seamstress, not someone who works through the salon. He/she may not be able to tell you much without seeing the actually dress, but they would probably have an idea of what things are possible.

From the salon I bought my dress at, it seems like they can do all sorts of alterations to essentially re-design the dress, it may just not be very cost-effective to do so.

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AJLM Posts : 49 Registered: 11/18/08
Re: Have you heard of these alterations?
Posted: Oct 6, 2009 9:39 PM Go to message in response to: soontobeaBoden

I'm not a seamstress but making that deep of a V-neck on something that detailed (It looks like a lot of beading) sounds very difficult and expensive.

As for V-neck Pick up dresses there are some but they are a bit difficult to find.

Allure Bridal 8679
Mori Lee 2206
Maggie Sottero that could probably have straps added easily

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AJLM Posts : 49 Registered: 11/18/08
Re: Have you heard of these alterations?
Posted: Oct 7, 2009 8:31 AM Go to message in response to: soontobeaBoden

So I was procrastinating this morning and looking through my bridal magazines and saw this. The skirt may not be quite as big as you want but it is a deep v-neck pick up skirt by Gail Garrison.


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jackson132 Posts : 1,623 Registered: 9/13/12
Re: Have you heard of these alterations?
Posted: Sep 14, 2012 5:50 PM Go to message in response to: soontobeaBoden

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jackson132 Posts : 1,623 Registered: 9/13/12
Re: Have you heard of these alterations?
Posted: Sep 16, 2012 6:29 PM Go to message in response to: soontobeaBoden

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Kimberly212 Posts : 972 Registered: 9/12/12
Re: Have you heard of these alterations?
Posted: Sep 19, 2012 4:45 PM Go to message in response to: soontobeaBoden

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