(Closed) Alterations (Smaller to Bigger)

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

That’s a tough one – she should have a seamstress look at it and see if it’s possible for her measurements.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@redband:  I had this chat with my mom a day or so ago because I wanted to order one of my BMs a size that was ‘technically’ about a size too small in the waist, but would be too big in the boobs and hips. She said that most dresses have a 3/8ths of an inch of a hem on EITHER side, so you should be safe to let out 6/8ths (or, 3/4s) of an inch on a dress. I of course have no proof of this because I’m clearly not a seamstress, but just from that coversation, I’d think that a size SHOULD be safe. I do second taking it to a seamstress to make sure though!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@redband:  Perhaps you could take her measurements, then take the dress yourself and say ‘its not for me, its for someone I’m seeling it to, but her measurements are X inches in waist, X in the bust, X in the hips’? Just a thought – might be less of a hassle that way. OR you could simply tell her to pay you, and if she cannot get the dress altered to bring it back to you – you’ll inspect it to be sure there is no damage then give her her money back?

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