Dress Alterations Maybe? Pics

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
251 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

All of those alterations sound totally do-able.   Laughing 

Post # 5
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Molly2014:  It sounds doable, but it might be pricey since you have a lot of lace going on.  Lace can complicate alterations and make them cost more than just plain satin because it’s delicate and there’s little room for error because it’s harder to redo and not damage the fabric.  You should take it to a REPUTABLE seamstress and see what they say.

Post # 7
832 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I think its doable but like pp said…. it might be pricey and make sure you take it somewhere reputable. I think it will look nice tighter on the booty and then flow out from there. I actually had my non mermaid dress converted more to a mermaid look being tighter on the butt and then flow out. It worked great! My alterations cost a flat rate of 135.00 fyi.


Post # 9
394 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Molly2014:  I’ve done alterations for years, and your seamstress should be able to do it.  The mermaid modification will be rather easy, judging from the pictures only.  The neckline will take more work, because of the detail, but it totally doable.  Depending on where you live, it could get pricey.

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