(Closed) Dress Advice: how difficult will it be to tailor this fabric?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

hmm i don’t know. i would take the pic to a seamstress, i think we have a few on the board as well now. i believe the trouble will come with matching the pattern if you needed extra fabric or length. i think you should be fine with removing some to create a corset or alter the top etc.  in that case, you may be able to use the extra fabric that was cut to replace fabric elsewhere. i would be concerned if you needed extra fabric which it doesn’t sound like you do,

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

It’s very hard to make a decision on whether or not the dress would be difficult to tailor without seeing the whole thing. Just viewing a swatch of fabric does not give much information, especially if you can’t see how it’s used for the rest of the dress.

Also, from your picture, that looks like pintucks, not pleating; pintucks would be easier to work with. But again, I can’t tell much.

Post # 5
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7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

yeah, looks like pintucks.

when you say alterations do you mean take it in a little here, raise the hem a little there, dip the neckline half an inch lower… or are you talking completely overhauling this dress, ripping out every seam and practically starting over?

If it’s the former, I’d say it shouldn’t be much of a problem (but do get your actual seamstress’s opinion); if it’s the latter it’s really hard to say (esp. without seeing it).

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

@creme_de_violet: of they have to remove fabric from the skirt and back can they put it around the bustline to make it more flattering for you?  also have you considered perhaps wearing a bolero to make yourself feel more comfortable?

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