why do wedding shops insist on ordering dresses too big for brides? *sigh*
a co-worker brought me her dress. it’s about 1.5 inches too big at the bust, however, it seems to be okay at the waist. it’s a corset back and lacing it as tight as she can stand it and still being able to breathe doesn’t help the top. the dress is quite similar to the Mori Lee Julietta model 3033.
i’ve lifted off the trim at the sides where it needs to come in, but i’m not sure of the best way to do this.
should i take in a tiny dart going toward the heavy-duty plastic boning (that isn’t encased, btw)? should i remove some of the beading on the bodice and re-sew the seam and hope i can re-bead to make it look similar? (eek!)
there aren’t many layers to this dress and it’s made of a heavy polyester satin.
any assistance/advice will be gratefully received! TIA!