(Closed) Altering a Size 12 Dress to Fit a (Smaller than) Size 6 Bride

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
14496 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m wondering the same!  I got a 10 and need it to be 2 or 4.

I probably depends on the dress.  If its fairly simple, I dont see why it wouldnt be able to be taken in.  Mine has a floral detail all the way around so if it were to be taken in, it’d definately mess up the pattern, so I’m guessing I shouldn’t have bought it!  =(

Post # 4
2476 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My dress is a bridal size 10 and I had it taken in to fit my street size 2 frame.  My seamstress was great and made my dress fit me like a glove.  🙂

Post # 5
2588 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

It really depends on the design. I was forced (by ignorant bridal shop people, lol) to order a 10 when I really needed about a 2/4 in the dress, and there was only so much that could be done with the style. It’s ABOUT the right size, but it looks kind of horrid. If it’s a simple silhouette, you should be fine. Otherwise, I wouldn’t take my chances.

Post # 6
3613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

The more embellishment and beading, the more difficult it is to take in. Also something like a ballgown silhouette is a lot easier to take in then something fitted everywhere, like a trumpet. I had a size 10 sample taken in to fit a 2 and it was ok. My original dress which the bridal salon ordered in a size 6 (supposedly to fit me perfectly) was way too large and was a nightmare to alter because of all the detail on the dress.

Post # 8
548 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My sister had an A line dress for her wedding. When she ordered it, she had to get around a size 16. Then she lost a TON of weight and was around a size 8 at her first fitting. It didn’t even look like the same dress on her. But those alterations ladies worked magic. They basically had to take the dress apart and remake it. It fit her like a glove on the big day.

I’m in the same boat as you are! I also bought a sample size 8 and I’m around a 0-2. The seamstress told me before I purchased it that they could alter it for me. Let’s keep our fingers crossed!

Post # 9
310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Wow, I wish I had this problem lol. I’m trying to lose enough weight to get into the sample. 

Post # 10
35 posts
  • Wedding: November 2011

Could you all give approximate price range for the alterations you had? I just bought a pronovias sample gown that will need to be altered to my street size 4 frame.


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