Altering my dress from A-line to mermaid…

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am so interested in this too – I have exactly the same dilemma! I am hoping to meet with my seamstress within a month or so, so I should have an answer for you then. I have side and back seams so I can’t see how it would be a problem. I’ll keep you posted!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@LunaB2013:  I’m hoping to do the same thing.  The woman at David’s Bridal (where I bought my dress) told me it could be done but wasn’t able to give me an exact price.  Would also love to know if anyone else knows more about this.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Bumping this bcause I’d love to hear more answers.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think it depends on the number of layers of your dress (more layers = more expensive) as well as if there are any patterns on top that need to be preserved, like lace. Oh and if there is beading or applique on that part of the dress that will add to the cost too.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Definitely depends on layers and patterns… do you have beading/lace that needs to be considered?  If not it should be fairly simple.  I had my fit and flare taken in at the hip/thigh to make it more pronounced so I’d imagine it can be done on an A line as long as you’re dealing with a plain skirt.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@LunaB2013:  Sure will!

 

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Also interested in following this thread! Had my dress fitted already, but seems to need a bit more of a tighter look near the knees to make it flare as I would like.. please post any updates you have:) Thanks!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

The manufacture’s description of my dress was fit & flare, but I think it looks like an A-line.  Here is a pic when I picked it up:

After $300 in alterations, including cups, a bustle, and having it taken and a skirt re-design, I was much closer to a mermaid.  I thought $300 was a deal, but I’m sure if there was any beading or lace it would have been more.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

@mrsromo:  That looks like a fit-and-flare to me.  It fits you to the knees and then flares out.  Since it’s not gripping your thighs tightly, it’s not a mermaid.  A-line dresses go out straight from your waist, so it’s definitely not an A-line.

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