how hard it is to alter this dress from size12 to 4? anyone can give suggestion?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2179 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Typically dresses can be altered down 2 sizes or so and still retain their look.  I don’t think going from a 12 to 4 would work, especially with the intricate cording/lace detail all over the bodice.

Post # 4
474 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Yvonnethetiny:  My seamstress told me 2-4 sizes can work, after 4 you lose the integrity of how it looks.

Post # 5
780 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Catal Restaurant

I have to agree with the previous poster. Due to all the detail I dont think it will be possible.

Post # 7
359 posts
Helper bee

I would not recommend it.  I am a tailoring/bespoke clothing junkie and I can tell you from experience that you will run into serious fit problems.  Have any discussed with any tailors?  Did any say they could take this on?


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