(Closed) Altering a dress that's 4 sizes too big?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
24 posts
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’ve been wondering the same thing!! I hope someone writes in soon! 🙂

Post # 4
3053 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Wow that’s a beautiful dress. I hope you’re able to make it work!

Post # 5
221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

With the back shaped the way it is and cut out like that I think it will alter it drastically but only the back. I’ve altered XL’s to Smalls before but basic patterns that have a simple design and they’ve always turned out perfect. I think the front and sleeves would be fine it’s the back that’s tricky.

Post # 6
105 posts
Blushing bee

Actually we do that all the time in our bridal store. We have an outlet department and often have only a few sizes of one dress. So we alter the dresses to your size. You do need an experienced and good seamstress though. So ask around for recommended seamstresses in your area.

The lace illusion neckline/cap sleeves will be the most difficult to resize. It’s a small picture, so i’m not completly sure about how neatly it can be altered. It depends on the pattern of the lace. When you take the dress to a seamstress ask her how she would do it. From what she tells you, you will get a good idea if she’s any good or not.

Post # 7
8444 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@mseagles:  I’d talk to a good seamstress and see what he/she says.  Beautiful dress.

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