(Closed) Can an a-line dress be made into fit and flare…?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Athol Hall, Mosman

I think it’s possible if it’s a slim a-line. I don’t know if you can do that without serious alterations on a normal a-line.

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I would never recommend changing a body style on a dress. If you liked the fit of the fit and flare, go find a similar dress to the a-line that you liked so much, in that body. Asking a seamstress to do a full reconstruction on the style of the dress is a huge gamble and would be incredibly costly.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

My coworker did this. She also said she paid out the nose to make it more fitted, so keep that in mind!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Southern Plantation House

Do you have a picture of the a-line and a picture of what you want it to be? It would be easier to make recommendations if we had a visual!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Holly Hedge Estate

ms16:  I saw 1 bee on here have her altered to a mermaid/ fit n flare and it looked amazing! But i do recall that she spent a boat load on all the alterations needed to change the dress. I think you would seriously need to trust your seamstress because they could screw it up big time.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

If you want a fit and flare then buy a fit and flare.  To make an a-line into a completely different style will probably cost you an arm and a leg and it may never end up being what you wanted it to be.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Athol Hall, Mosman

I wouldn’t touch the dress. If you didn’t say it was an a-line, I would’ve guessed that it was a fit n flare.

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