Is this dress too large to alter to my size?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1158 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@elleandish:  to accommodate my chest, I had a bridal size 8 dress altered down to a 00ish everywhere else. it turned out great.

my only concern here is that since it was originally even larger maybe it would start to loose something? But maybe not — my guess is it would be fine.

If it gets to be too much excess fabric I would image the seamstress can just trim it off.

Might be simpler to hold out for one of the smaller dresses.

Post # 5
3280 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I bought a sample size 8 and I’ll be altering it to a size 2, so I bet it would be fine. 

Post # 6
208 posts
Helper bee

To accomodate my hips, I got a size 8 dress. It needs to be taken in to a 2 in the chest and waist. The bridal salon said that is not a problem at all. I think you are safe.

Post # 7
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Since she’s already altered it down so much, another inch each way shouldn’t hurt the integrity or the aestetic of the dress!

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