(Closed) Chop my gown into cocktail dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Would you alter your gown after the wedding to be a cocktail dress?
    Yes : (41 votes)
    52 %
    No : (7 votes)
    9 %
    No - my dress is too formal and wouldn't work at a short dress : (26 votes)
    33 %
    Other : (5 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    514 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I totally would if I had a dress like yours,but it just wouldn’t work with my dress, it’s satin and just too formal.

     

     

    Post # 4
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    2186 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    if i had a dress that it would work with maybe, but my dress is lace and very bridal looking, it wouldnt look right shortened.

    Post # 5
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    311 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I would if it would work with my dress.

    Post # 6
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    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    my dress is already short so there’s no need for altering. but i like the idea if i did have a long dress. one of the reasons i love my dress is b/c i can wear it again, hopefully on anniversaries.

    Post # 7
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    376 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    My dress would not work short (drop waist + ball gown skirt all in detailed silk organza). 

    BUT how fun would it be to wear your dress again for things like an anniversary dinner or just date night. That said, it probably won’t be “cheap” to do this. I’d guess it’d be about $100-150 esp if they have to debone it. My seamstress charges $70 to turn a long Bridesmaid or Best Man dress into a short Bridesmaid or Best Man dress and all she’s doing is cutting and hemming (booo!)

    Post # 8
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    1046 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    That’s a cool idea! My mom used her wedding dress to make a first communion dress for my sister. My dress is lace and would just always look like a wedding dress if it was shorter, but I think it’s a great way to reuse your dress!

    Post # 9
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    1398 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I totally would, and maybe will! I just saw a replica of my dress today that was made into tea length and I want it! But I still don’t know if I’d ever find the occassion to wear it, I never wear white as it is.

    Post # 10
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    2142 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Depending on the seamstress shouldn’t be too much- my dress is being hemmed from full length to tea length and it is going to be $65 for 3 layers. Not sure about how much deboning would be.

    Post # 11
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    576 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    i think yours will look great as a sundress.  i plan to sell mine, but if i don’t have any takers, i’ll consider shortening it.

    Post # 12
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    241 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    yep…I had two J.Crew dresses. Got them both chopped off into short summer dresses.

    Post # 13
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    558 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    good idea! it will make a great sundress!!

    Post # 14
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    523 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Mine would look kinda ridiculous, but I think yours would look awesome short and be really versatile.

    Post # 15
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    7408 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I think its a great idea for a dress like yours that would work well being shortened.

    Post # 16
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    527 posts
    Busy bee

    Hemming should be pretty cheap.  The price of taking boning out will just depend on how your bodice is constructed.  I would totally do it if I were you!

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