(Closed) alterations.. size 10 to a size 2?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

picture doesn’t work?

and i’ll be honest with you – I saw the title of the thread and automatically went eeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!!

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

I would have to say no, its not possible. Even on the simplest dress, it would completely change the form of it to be altered so dramatically.

You might want to talk to a seamstress though 🙂

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m a size 6 hoping to be a 4 by the time of my wedding. My dress is a size 10 and it’s snug right now. Wedding gowns do run in a different size chart. You need to check the measurements. Another bride wore the exact gown as me in a 10 and had it altered to her size 1 frame, so it is possible.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

First off, the dress is gorgeous.

Second, even if the alterations could be done, which I highly doubt because the seamstress would have to practically remake the entire thing, it would likely be cheaper to buy the dress in the correct size. 

This really isn’t a good idea.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

What is the style dress?  I can’t see the picture and I think the style may have an impact on the ability for alterations.

Without seeing it though, I would not recommend buying a dress that many sizes larger than you are.  Every seam would have to be altered and you run the risk of losing some of the shape of the dress if your seamstess isn’t amazing.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Now that I see the dress…. definietly ‘no’. 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Agreed, altering a dress that many sizes is very very risky. Odds are the shape will change entirely.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Keep in mind that street size 2 is not the same as bridal size 2, so the alterations might not be that extensive. I’d recommend getting to a bridal store and having your measurements taken, then figuring out what size in that designer you would need.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

My dress was ordered in a size 10 and I am street size 4 usually. I would check the measurements like mrs.peters.to.be  said.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yeah, I bought a dress from a bridal shop that was closing due to retirement.  I bought two, one was a size 10 and the other was a size 14.  I’m a street size 2, also.  Yeah… I took it to see how much alterations were going to be.  One quoted me at $1000.  (Yeah, hell no, the dress cost me $100 each)  Another quoted me at $500 and another one at $300.  I ended up just selling both dresses because they told me that half of the beading on my dress would be gone and it really wouldn’t be the same dress. Don’t forget they have to move the boning and I know the boob area on my size 10 dress needed to be reduced to fit my lil’ grapes. haha 

I would keep looking or see if someone is selling a smaller size.

Sorry, it’s not what you want to hear.

ETA: It is a very pretty dress.

Oh, about dress sizes.  Since I’m a size 2 in street, the dress I got was a size 4 and it fit perfectly.  My dress was laced up in the back so I did have some leeway.  I could have gotten away with a size 2 but a size 4 was fine with me. 

Oh, I’m still annoyed that the bridal shop sold me a dress that was too big for me.  They said “Oh, this dress can easily be taken in.”  Bull crap!! They just want to sell the dress!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Also remember that Demetrios DOES run small in their sizes. What street size is the original bride? Could you ask her? I think that might help you to make a comparison.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Honestly I would go to an actual shop that carries this dress (if possible) and try it on to see to see how it fits. And then get your measurements taken professionally & find out what size you’d be if you ordered it brand new. If its more than 2-4 sizes (does it have a corset back? that could also help in sizing) then it’s probably best to pass on the deal.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - Rancho San Carlos

It is a gorgeous dress!  I agree with @mrs.peters.to.be: that you might check with the seller to find out her street size.

My dress was originally a size 12, and was taken down to a size 4.  It worked well for the shape of my dress, but it was very simple and didn’t have lace or embellishments. 

I would be afraid the texture of the skirt would make it difficult for your seamstress to make it fit right. 

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