(Closed) Dress Alternation

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Do you have a picture of the dress?

As a seamstress, I would not recommend altering more than 2 sizes. Also, alteration costs vary considerable by locale and experience. If I were you, I would contact a few seamstresses in your area and ask for a general idea of what they would charge you for alterations.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

@zeoy85: You are very welcome.

From what I can see from the pictures, you are going to need a very skilled seamstress because of all of the beading. Make sure you ask them if you can send them pictures of the dress, so they can give you a fair estimate. It can be done, but it will probably be very expensive because they will have to match up the beading. Also, if you get the size 10 and have it altered down, the dress will not look the same. It will be a completely different dress.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I purchased a sample size 8 after being assured by the seamstress that it could be altered to a size 2. I haven’t yet gotten the alterations started to know how much it’s going to cost, but I think you should be okay.

Also, my sister ordered her dress in a size 16, and by the time it came in she had dropped a ton of weight and they had to alter it down to about an 8. Basically, they had to take the dress apart and remake it, but she never said anything about it being exorbitant, and the dress looked stunning in the end.

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