(Closed) Alterations Question

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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24027 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@emelee:  I think a dress can be easily taken in by about 2 sizes, but if you find a great seamstress (and pay more i think), you can go a lot more.  But if you’re going in a lot of sizes, it’s essentially reconstructing the entire dress, so that’s going to get pretty costly.

Post # 5
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24027 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@emelee:  I think that should be okay! Best of luck! Let us know how it goes!

Post # 6
Member
7908 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

So much of this depends on the dress, the seamstress, and your budget. Almost any dress can come in 2 sizes (so four numbers, 16 to 12 or 8 to 4), but many can come in more. One of my best friends bought a sample (size 12) and she wore a size 4 street in dresses, smaller in pants. Her seamstress got that dress down to her size just fine.

Post # 7
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441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Three sizes will be fine.  The only time it really can’t be done (easily) is if you go from a W size, to a regular size.  The W sizes have a completely different pattern, particularly in the bust area.  But if you’re going from a 12 to 6 or something like that, you’ll be fine.

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