(Closed) Altering my dress from Fit and Flare to DRAMATIC Mermaid

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 34
540 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My dress as well was more of an A-line bottom, softer Fit-and-Flare.

I had it altered to a more fitted mermaid shape.


Post # 35
724 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m having my Augusta Jones Jessie gown changed into a mermaid shape.  Alterations aren’t done yet and I’m so anxious to see how it turns out. 

This is the dress as it comes:

And this is how I’m having them alter it (it’s pinned up in this photo so ignore the weird bunching)

I will update once alterations are done if anyone wants to see the result…

Post # 36
13 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

Hi inloveweddingfever!

I just purchased the same exact dress this weekend for the same discounted price!! We’re pretty lucky girls, I’d say ๐Ÿ™‚

And…I’m thinking of doing the exact same thing as you–convert to more of a mermaid fit, but also want to convert to a sweetheart neckline. I’d LOVE to know how you plan on accessorizing this dress! I’m having a bit of a panic now as I’m worried it’s a little too plain, but I think I’ll be fine ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here’s a link to my post on this board: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/dress-accessory-help#axzz2LNokIbey

You look great in the dress, btw!

Post # 44
7425 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

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@inloveweddingfever:  I didn’t have to add anything to it actually. She just changed where the dress started to flare from. It already had the material to make it more fluffy attached to it.

Post # 46
4 posts
  • Wedding: July 2013

Just found this post – I have this dress too (and got it for the same great price)! Just posted a couple of pics here. I had it altered to make it more mermaid-style and am also wearing a mermaid petticoat.


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