(Closed) Altering Pickups

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: what's your take on pickups?
    no way, never. in any shape or form. : (25 votes)
    36 %
    depends. hate the huge poofy ones that look like icing but some are okay if more subtle/tasteful. : (31 votes)
    45 %
    love them! add a unique bit of flair to the dress. : (7 votes)
    10 %
    you're so out of the loop. pickups are soo last year. definitely out now. : (6 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    7901 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I really doubt you could take it that far, and if you did it would cost A LOT.

    Post # 4
    726 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Sounds like you need to have a dress custom made

    Post # 5
    470 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    why alter it I love pick ups I have all pick ups on my dress just mine is strapless 

    Go for it and own it! Pickups are fun! Laughing

    Post # 6
    1015 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @annchopepper:  Here’s a couple of pics of my dress with the pickups before alterations and then after. I had it taken in to be more fitted and I think it toned down the pickups a good bit. Excuse the crappy expression – I was in mid-sentence.sorry so small!

    Post # 7
    237 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I actually purchased a dress with pick-ups (which I HATE) because I LOVED everything else about the dress (fabric, belt, corset and top).  I really just want a very plain ballgown skirt.  Oh yeah and the dress was discountinued and was $450.00.  I talked to a tailor immeadiately and was told that they could be removed but how well it turns out will depend on several factors.  The fabric, the amount of stitches in each pick-up and the number of pick-ups.  That said, I am just curious as to why you would make such a HUGE change to the dress? You are not c=just taking out the pick-ups you are completely redesigning the skirt.

    Post # 8
    1718 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I like dresses with some pick-ups to give the dress some dimensions. // I’ve looked under my taffeta dress with pick-ups and the stitching looked knotted. (It might be because they stitched over the same area a few times.)  I think that you might ruin the skirt by altering the pick-ups.

    Post # 9
    1022 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @annchopepper:  I don’t like them, never have

    Post # 10
    487 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @annchopepper:  I am really not sure…sorry no help:(  my dress has pickups but it is tulle and i love them!

    Post # 11
    125 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Have you purchased a dress already that you want to alter? Otherwise I would just look for dress with subtle pick-ups. I have never liked pick-ups, but look at the dress I bought!


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