Post # 1
Here is the background of my dress. Not too long out of high school I was engaged (19) and got this dress. Three months before the wedding we called it quits. Now I am 24 and will be getting married next year. My mom bought this dress for me and we both fell in love with it and I am planning on wearing it for my wedding next year (it still has the tags on it), but I was thinking of altering it some. Please note there is no emotional attachment to my ex-FI and my FI knows about this and is ok with it as we don’t wont to spend extra money. Anyways I was thinking of making a few adjustments to it, but want to see what you bees think.
Can it be done?
How much you think it would cost?
So here is the dress:
If you google David’s bridal T9466 you can see other views
Below is the best back view I could find online without someone’s face in the pic
Now here is what I am thinking about doing. I would like to make the bottom more mermaid styled,not crazy tight but something similar to the below. Just tighter around the booty.
Let me know what you think. I was also considering changing the neckline to a sweetheart style.
Post # 3
All of those alterations sound totally do-able.
Post # 4
@meesha123 Thanks, I was hoping so, I may not do anything, but just want to keep my options open.
Post # 5
@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 # 6
@Bazingau: Thanks, I will certainly do that. Ultimately if the cost is more than I want I will leave it the same.
Do you ladies think it would look pretty if it had more of a mermaid style to it?
Post # 7
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 # 8
@NewYearsEve Great, I’m glad someone else has tried this. How did you find a deal on alterations for a flat $135 I would so do it for that kind of money!
Post # 9
@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.