How does measuring work?
In order for us to make a dress you’ll love, we will need your specific measurements.
Wedding dresses are not made in the sizes you see in stores, so in order to get the correct size for your dress you’ll need to measure yourself. If you’re not up for measuring yourself, another option is for your local seamstress measure you.
Which measurements to take:
- Bust: This will be a measurement around your chest – across the widest point of your bust. Put on a comfy bra, and use your tape measure to measure under your arms, around your back, and across the widest part of your chest.
- Waist: Your natural waist – i.e the skinniest part of your waist – this is where your waistband will sit.
Waist Teasuring Tip: place your hands on your hips and tilt to the side, the crease that forms on your side is where you’ll find the smallest part of your waist.
- Hips: This should be the widest part of your hips.
Will I still need alterations?
We use your measurements to try to get the fit as close as possible. Even with a great fit, you may still need some alterations to get it absolutely perfect. You will also want to get a bustle put in,
Why Do I need a bustle?
Most wedding dresses come with a train, which is lovely when walking down the aisle. But if you want to party in comfort and style at your reception, you’ll want to add a bustle to pull your dress up off the floor. Your local seamstress can add a bustle to your dress for you.