(Closed) Can a size 12 dress be altered to fit a size 4?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

@Kluchin:Any dress can be altered. However, this much work may cost you a small fortune.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

You could just spend less on a dress that fits.  The alteration cost would be ridiculous.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’d imagine that the original shape/integrity of the dress would be drastically changed by going down that much, no matter how awesome the alterations.  It would also cost a freaking fortune.  I’d find another dress in the right size 🙂

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t think that seamstresses like to alter more than a few sizes because it will drastically change the foundation of the dress.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I work at a bridal shop and have talked to our seamstresses and generally a dress can be altered 1-2 sizes up or down without completely altering/ruining the integrity and basic design of the dress. Size 12 down to a 4 might not work out so well.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Gonna have to agree with FutureMrsNee, I was told my dress could be altered up/down 2 sizes when I purchased it and I don’t even think that after taking it down that far, it would look the same at all. If that’s the dress for you, I would keep looking for one in your size… :/

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