(Closed) Could my a-line be altered into a mermaid? Pics

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I think you probably could transform it into a mermaid, but I’m assuming it would cost much more in alterations.  I would ask your seamstress and see what she thinks.

Post # 4
845 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@FutureMrsSJB:  It looks easy enough but rather expensive. Might be better to just buy a new dress and sell this one.

Post # 5
822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It looks possible but will probably cost more than just buying a new dress.  One of my dresses only required hemming the front just a bit, taking in the sides a few inches, and a bustle and it cost over $400 for alterations.  For something more drastic, I think it will cost even more.  I still have a dress hanging in my closet right now because it was the first dress I bought and I lost about 30 pounds and since it’s a mermaid dress, it required alterations in the bust, waist, and hip areas but mostly in the hips.  The dress was from the WTOO line so it was only about $1,000 and alterations would have been 30-50% of the cost of the dress.  I didn’t think it was worth it. 

I don’t think it hurts to take your dress in for a quote and you can decide.  I think at this point your wedding is coming up and you might not have enough time to find and order a new dress. 

Post # 7
8431 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@FutureMrsSJB:  I think it could be taken in to give you more of a fitted shape. There are a few bees who have done this….I know sophiekitty did this but her dress was lace. There was another bee who did this as well. I will see if I can find the threads and link them here for you!

Edit….here is a thread that might help you




Post # 9
12569 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m sure you could, but like PPs said, it’ll be super expensive.  Has your dress been altered yet?  Maybe you’d be happier with it once its taken in for your specific figure!

Post # 14
8431 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@FutureMrsSJB:  I rem her saying that her entire dress basically had to be taken apart. I can’t rem exactly what she paid but it was a lot.

Post # 15
1671 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@weddingbound:  If I remember right it was over 1000 but maybe not.

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