(Closed) altering a dress up a size???

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I haven’t ever done it to a wedding dress, but I did have a silk suit let out a bit and it looked pretty bad. You could see the needle marks. I would also worry about how much seam you have to play with. Silk is so delicate, if you don’t have enough fabric left after you put it back together, the stitches could pull out. Could you talk to an alterations person before you buy it?

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m with KateMW… I would actually advise against it.  Silk does lend itself to showing the stitch marks when it’s taken out and usually for fabrics like that, the seam allowance isn’t great.

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