(Closed) Converting A-line into trumpet/fit and flare?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
7440 posts
Busy Beekeeper

It should be possible but best to talk to the in store seamstress (if they have one) to be sure

Post # 3
821 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I think you are overthinking. Don’t worry about the label for the dress, your only concern should be how it fits you and your feelings about it. If you want to make changes to the dress like making it more fitted, then it probably isn’t your dress. It looks like you have lots of time to find one that you don’t want to make changes to.

For what it’s worth, I’ve seen my dress listed as an a line, but it’s not. It’s more of a fit and flare/mermaid.

Post # 4
476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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kmott09:  My Stella York 5838 was listed as a sheath, which I didn’t realize until I after I purchased because when pinned it did seem more of a fit and flare.

I brought this up to my tailor and she brought it in a little around the natural flare to make it more of a fit and flare– I think it looked better to me, but obviously depends on your dress and what your seamstress thinks.

And I agree don’t be too hung up on the style listed, but on how the dress looks when it’s on you.

Good luck 🙂

Post # 5
1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

The pictures that you posted look like a fit and flare.  There is a thread devoted to the topic of converting an aline to a fit and flare.  The bee posted it in the last year and you should be able to find it by typing “converting a-line to fit and flare” in the search box.

Post # 7
454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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kmott09:  I converted my lace dress from an A-line to a fit and flare with no problem. I keep kicking myself that I never took a before picture – I do have a stock photo, but it doesn’t show the original shape of the dress as much as I’d like. It was a true A-line starting from the waist. My seamstress had no problem restructuring and it wasn’t even very expensive.



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