Post # 1
The dress I want is the Enzoani Farlow. I have quite a bit of time until my wedding so I’m shopping around for deals on it. I found a brand new unworn one online being sold on a pre-owned site. It’s almost $1000 cheaper than what I would pay here in Canada, and it’s not used.
The thing is though… It’s too big. And I don’t know a lot about what alterations are possible on this dress. It’s a size 10, and these are the measurements:
My own measurements are more like this:
I’m assuming this is possible to alter? If it makes any difference to your answer, I’m considering changing it to a corset back if possible. So a lot of that extra material would get cut off anyway. The part I’m concerned about is the skirt – it’s the closest in size to my body but it is such a complicated skirt that I am worried about it.
Here is a picture of me trying on a sample size 10 so you can see how the size different is…. It’s all pinned in the back.
Edit: stupid image posting is broken…
Post # 3
This should be an easy alteration for any competent seamstress. This is not a big size difference at all and won’t require any special measures to change or retain the shape of the dress. Alterations are also easier when taking a gown in than letting it out, so that also works in your favor. You should be fine.
Post # 4
@KCKnd2: Ditto! I needed about the same amounts taken in on my gown and it worked out perfectly!
Post # 5
Thanks ladies. That’s what I thought but I was just being paranoid about the skirt. It looks so crazy complicated to my untrained eye! I wish I could post the picture…. grrr weddingbee!
Post # 6
In terms of alterations, anything less than altering it down 2 sizes is pretty easy. The alteration you are looking at would be taking it in less than 1 size. It should be simple and straightforward. Good job on finding such a great deal!
Post # 7
Usually at the bridal shops the dresses are a size 10 anyways and you have to get it altered so It will be a really easy fix.