(Closed) I need help with dress question asap!!!

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

If you get a really good seamstress you’ll be ok.  But yes, you run the risk of not acheiving that exact same look and fit.  You may be better off having someone make you the dress, if you are afraid of sizing it down so much.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

Are you a 4 in that dress or a street size 4?

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

They always say it’s a lot easier to go down in size than up, but I don’t know about going down by that many sizes.  The bust might not line up correctly (the center of the chest in a 12 wouldn’t be the middle of your chest).  Do they have an experienced seamstress at the bridal shop?  Good luck!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I would recommend checking with a seamstress (even just send this pic)–it looks to me like it MIGHT be able to be altered down that much (I can’t see any beading/lace along the side seams?) but I am in no way qualified to tell you for sure, since it also looks like it might mess with the shape of the bustline or the mermaid skirt. I think only the person who will be doing it will be able to tell you for sure…

It’s an amazingly beautiful dress! Good luck!

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Totally gorgeous dress!  I would talk to the best seamstress you can find ASAP and see what they say…

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We’re probably about the same size, and I’m pretty skeptical.  I recently had an outfit with a similarly complicated bust altered from about 2 sizes up (not 8), and it took forever and still isn’t perfect…good enough but it’s not my wedding dress.  Those wrapped and ruched busts are *very* difficult to adjust.  You have to take the overlapping pieces apart and move them over.  And you have to make the cup diameter smaller (even if you are busty, your chest is still overall smaller width-wise). 

The dress is beautiful and I see why you like it…but the beauty comes from the delicate ruching and the way it flatters the figure.  I use an excellent tailor where I live, and I’d still be skeptical.  You’d pretty much have to reconstruct the dress to make it work, and I would think you’d be better off starting from scratch.  Tehre’s just a lot of extra material.  And there may be some boning or other type of structure built into the bodice as well (to give it  shape).  Deconstructing it all will also be *very* expensive (as I just found out).  So it might not save you a lot off the original cost of the dress.

take all this with the understanding that I’m very picky about fit and pretty attuned to what needs to be done to make something fit well.  I don’t mean to naysay, but I think it’s a really big risk and I don’t think it’ll look the same as if you bought a dress your size.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

If you don’t have an example of the dressmaker doing that kind work, I’d again be skeptical.  Ruching and pick-ups are very difficult things to do.  I do think Taffeta being a stiffer fabric will make it easier, but I think it’s something that takes a lot of skill.  If the dressmaker has done anything similar, they would show off examples of it. I would say that the dresses on the site look much simpler in construction than this one…so I’m not sure what to say.

Again, sorry to be so pessimistic, but I really do think it’s a big risk.  It might work out, but it easily might not and I think you should be prepared for the possibility of something that looks and fits pretty differently from what you have imagined.  I just want to make sure you’re prepared.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Hi msmojito,

 Sorry I didn’t get a chance to reply to your private message. I also tried on the sample 12 in the store and ordered a 8 i’m a streetsize 6. I definitely think that altering a 12 would ruin the dress, i felt even having it clipped it didn’t do justice to the dress. I think that getting it made is an option but the dupioni silk is absolutely gorgeous and really makes the dress. It feels so light and nice on.

 Can you not order it in the size you want. I have my fitting at the end of June and will post pics then.

 

When is your wedding date?

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I havn’t found anyone to be honest.

I ordered mine in January but the only reason i’m not getting it till June is because my wedding isn’t till November. They could have got it in way earlier if i needed it. So i would think that you could still order it in time? But I do live in Canada which is where the dress is made. Are you in the US?

The only alteration that i was told that I would need is a hem and they take the lace off at the bottom to do it which makes it pretty easy. Although the silk is kind of expensive to alter.

 I wish I could help you out because I am definitely considering selling it, too bad that our dates aren’t switched!

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