(Closed) Need altering advice: from A-line to fit and flare on a Mori Lee?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Worker bee

I say leave it.  I love the ALine shape on you.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Did you buy this dress already? As it will be costly to alter it and I would ask the seamstress if its possible. If not then you should just buy a fit n flare 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

That dress is beautiful and I’d leave it the way it is!!

But, if you wanted to change it to more of a fit and flare, you probably could. I wore Maggie Sottero’s Karena Royale which is very similar to Lorie. It was A-Line, but I wanted it to be more of a fit and flare, which is what it looks like on the website. My tailor was able to do it and I paid less than $100 total in alterations. The Mori Lee looks a little fulleron the bottom than my dress was, but I bet it can still be done!

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I would not purchase a gown in one style with the intention of having it recreated into another style.

Fit-and-flare gowns are more than just narrower and are cut and designed to be form fitting. I don’t know that all cuts and styles of dresses are able to be recreated easily in the manner in which you would like to alter this dress.

To me, the risk and expense of trying to change the lines of a dress that dramatically would not be worth attempting.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I wanted to purchase Alfred Angelo #869 with a zipper and when I was ready to order it the lady told me I couldnt (even though a different employee at the store told me the week before I could) so instead I purchased #801 the difference between the two being the neckline and the fit, #801 is A-line and has a scalloped sweetheart neckline and #869 is fit and flare and a true sweetheart.

The saleslady told me altering it to fit and flare would be no problem.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Oh and #801 could be ordered with a zipper.. haha forgot to include that.

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@kristakn:  I ordered the same dress for my wedding! Im actually wondering if a petticoat underneath will be able to make it look more ballgown-ish? Too be more like Mori Lee 1612..Thoughts?

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I love this dress! I had troubles deciding between it and 1854. I would recommend that you try that one on if you’d like this version in an fit and flare. Tough choice though… I’m still not sure that I made the right one!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

To answer your question, I’m sure it can be done with the right seamstress but it would be costly.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I just ordered this dress in white, is the sample you have on white or ivory?

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@aggiemidg09:  I just bought it in ivory, I thought the one I tried on was white but I guess it wasn’t.  Is there a lot of difference in color between the 2??

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I ordered mine in ivory and when it came in, I thought it was Really white. Ended up going with this one too btw 🙂

Post # 15
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Wannabee

kristakn:  your dress is very similar to the one I purchased. The boutique I went to clamped it and pinned it to make it what I really wanted (fit and flair) and told me that it can be altered easily. Not the case. I’ve been to now 5 alterations appointments, and although it seems to be coming along, it’s a huge process. And it’s costing me upwards of 700.00. 

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