(Closed) Dress Alterations More Than 2 Sizes

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I was told by the seamstress that some dresses can only be altered two sizes down due to construction.  I would take a photo of the dress to the alterations person that you plan to use and talk to them about it.  They will know best if it can be done.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think tksjewelry has it spot on — talk to a seamstress first.  My dress needed to be an 8 for bust/hips, but a 12 for the waist.  So they ordered the 12 and said there’s no problem making the rest of it smaller.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Just a warning too – the more they have to take and reconstruct the more expensive it will be – I found my dream dress on an incredible sale but it was a size too big and I lost a size.  My alterations are actually more than the cost of the dress but it was worth it to me because I still saved $1000+ from having it custom ordered.  So check to see what it will cost to have it taken in to make sure it justifies the savings.  There is a lot of beading on that dress and it might be more expensive than you think.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

As an ex bridal consultant, it could probably done if you wanted to spend a lot of money, although I wouldn’t quite think that it would cost over 700 dollars. The bigger problems are more about the structure of the dress… where the designs are meant to fall on your body and how the cups are going to fit you (they’re typically much too big). You really need a professional opinion though!

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@prettypincushion:  Oh no, so sorry to hear that!  Fortunately you have a bit of time to keep looking for a good deal on the dress!

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