(Closed) Can my dress be fixed???

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Could this dress be altered from a size 10 to a size 6?
    Yes, a good seamstress should be able to do it, no problem. : (48 votes)
    86 %
    Doubtful, it's stiff difficult fabric to work with and most likely won't look as good when altered. : (8 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    979 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I think a great seamstress can do anything.  I would start looking for one now and ask as many questions as you can.  No point in freaking out yet, just start asking around.

    Post # 5
    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    @cincity75: you have great advice

    and you have such a beautiful dress! wow.

    Post # 6
    23597 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Yeah, agreed. It should be fine!  And girl, that dress is STUNNING!

    Post # 7
    7689 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I would definitely check in with very reputable seamstress(es).   That is GORGEOUS!!! WOW!!

    Post # 9
    318 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    What a gorgeous dress!  I wouldn’t worry too much…my dress is a sample sale and a size 10, and they told me I’m a size 6 and they could do it “no problem!”  Good luck!  You’ll look stunning!!

    Post # 10
    46612 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Do you plan to keep the weight off or do you think a few pounds will come back when you are less stressed? If so, I’d put off the alterations for a couple of months.

    Post # 11
    483 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Try to look for someone who has experience with wedding gowns, and it shouldn’t be an issue. 

    Post # 13
    5183 posts
    Bee Keeper

    yes! dont stress

    Post # 14
    602 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I just want to say, that dress is amazing! Good luck finding a seamstress!

    Post # 15
    822 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    Yes it can def be done!

    I was undecided when I ordered my dress as my bust and waist are a size 8 but my thighs are a size 10.  I told her I wanted to lose weight for the wedding so didn’t know if I should order an 8 or a 10.  The owner of the place I got it from used to be a seamstress and she said it can be altered to be smaller no problem even tho it has a lot of detail on it, so I ended up going with the 10.

    She said a good seamstress will pick off all the lace, (or whatever details you have) alter the dress to be smaller at the seam and then re-sew all the details back on.

    Just check the seamstress you get can do that and you will be fine!

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