Alterations: Can this dress be made two sizes smaller?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1102 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@ksus07:  i think it could be i had a BM dress that my friend ordered too big (she was scared cuz i used to jump up and down in size she added 2 inches all over lol not a good move lol) 

So i lost wight 15lbs cuz she had asked me to try to tone up and be fit for her wedding since sh lost 50lbs she new i could lose 10 … but she still ordered it with thinking i would be bigger i shocked her lol 


they brought in in on both sides replaced the zipper and brought it in a lil in the back too so i am sure they can do something it was a formal gown with lots of ruching 


I would suggest finging a good seamstress … maybe suggest bring it in on the sides and either putitng in a new sipper taking it in a bit in the back too or adding a corset so if you change size up or down u can bring it in or out a lil more based on wear you are later 


they even had to put darts in on th brests so my top was not gaping in the end i kept losing wight and had it brought in up to the week of the wedding 


Post # 4
318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My dress was a size 10, They got it down to a size below 2 (I’m a street size 00) 

My dress fit perfect

Post # 5
2076 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

That is not a problem.  They do that kind of stuff all the time.  I had to order my dress in size ten to accommodate my hips (I’m very pear shape), but I’m a size 4 on top.  I talked to a seamstress before I ordered the dress and she said no problem.  It is way easier to make a dress smaller than bigger. 

Post # 6
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Is the beading in a specific design or is it all over beading?


Altering a big dress to a little one can be done.  The difficulty lies in how much design OVER the dress needs to be moved with the alterations.  My friend had a dress with an intricate beaded applique on the SIDE right where the seam would normally be taken in.  Additionally the dress had a rouching design that went all the way up into the bust.  It took her two seamstresses and a lot of alterations money to get it done.  Can it be done?  Yes.  Do you have the proper resources to get it done?  Depends on your accessibility to good seamstresses and your budget, as well as how complicated your dress is.  Good luck!

Post # 7
137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I bought a dress online “custom made” that ended up not fitting because I lost some weight, and because they did not make it correctly. It was actually similar to the picture of the one you posted. It ended up being a size too big, 5 inches too long, and the incorrect cut of dress(A-line instead of mermaid). I think any alteration can be made IF you are willing to pay for it. I was not willing to pay($500), so I bought a new dress.

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