Post # 1
Hi, bees 🙂
I’m a total recessionista bride looking for a deal of a dress & I may have found one: a used J. Crew Rebecca…that is about 3 sizes too big and petite length to boot. The price is sooo right and it really is my dream dress.
I have a seamstress I’ve worked with in the past, but I’m so hesitant just in case this dress isn’t easily altered. Anybody have experience altering the silk tricotine material or the Rebecca dress itself? I’m concerned enough to think twice, but anxious that I’ll miss out on this great deal.
Post # 4
Are you petite? It’d definitely be difficult to add length… I am not sure about the making it smaller part though! Hopefully someone else can help you out 🙂
Post # 5
Typically, you can go down one, two sizes tops in a garment before losing the shape’s integrity… I would talk to your tailor before purchasing. You may need to keep scouring for the dress in a closer size. Good luck!
Post # 6
– I’m not petite, but I’ve read on a lot of boards that this style runs long & a not-so-short gal could definitely pull off the petite size because of it. Eek…I guess we’ll see if I decide to go through with it or not.
@crayfish – Thanks for the info! I don’t know anything about altering, so I’m going to talk to my tailor tomorrow and get her expert opinion. I guess it being a simple dress doesn’t mean the altering would be simple! Something to consider…
Post # 7
I would definitely ask the seller about the hollow to hem measurement to ensure the dress is long enough for you.
Post # 8
Talk with your seamstress….she’s the one doing the work. Then maybe you can get a quote before you buy!
Post # 9
I bought this dress they only had a size 10 available but I figured I could have it taken it….It would have ended up costing me more then the dress was purchased for.
If you know someone who can do it them go for it- but bringing it to a professional will cost you!!
ps I have it in a size 10 nwt if you are interested