Post # 1
Anybody know how much a dress can reasonably be taken in? I had my first fitting last week and my dress is WAY too big. The seamstress offhandedly mentioned that a dress can be taken in two sizes, but I’ve read on here people having theirs taken in a lot more.
Aside from that, I was really looking forward to trying my dress on again, and when I put it on it just looked terrible. Not what I was hoping for! I was already having a hard time picturing how everything was going to look all together and this did not help!
Advice? Support? Anything?!
Post # 3
@emelee: I think a dress can be easily taken in by about 2 sizes, but if you find a great seamstress (and pay more i think), you can go a lot more. But if you’re going in a lot of sizes, it’s essentially reconstructing the entire dress, so that’s going to get pretty costly.
Post # 4
@pengoala: Hmmm. Thanks for the info, We’re having to go down about 3 sizes according to the designer’s size chart and I’m just nervous that the dress will be ruined!
Better too big than too small I guess!
Post # 5
@emelee: I think that should be okay! Best of luck! Let us know how it goes!
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
So much of this depends on the dress, the seamstress, and your budget. Almost any dress can come in 2 sizes (so four numbers, 16 to 12 or 8 to 4), but many can come in more. One of my best friends bought a sample (size 12) and she wore a size 4 street in dresses, smaller in pants. Her seamstress got that dress down to her size just fine.
Post # 7
Three sizes will be fine. The only time it really can’t be done (easily) is if you go from a W size, to a regular size. The W sizes have a completely different pattern, particularly in the bust area. But if you’re going from a 12 to 6 or something like that, you’ll be fine.