(Closed) found dream dress but want fuller and longer. Possible?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
3471 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

If you find a really good seamstress she will be able to make a full skirt out of the same fabric as this skirt, and fill it in the way you want– one warning though– it will likely cost more than the original dress to do something like that– you’re basically asking her to make you a custom piece to match an existing one, which is a lot of work.  I would call around and get some quotes, then go see some of their work before deciding on a seamstress to do this kind of a job.  But I think it’ll look FABULOUS if you do! 

Post # 5
1715 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think you might be better off just doing a full custom gown. Ask around to see for both options and find someone who can do it within your budget with proper execution.

Post # 6
11272 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

gorgeous dress.  love it.  i would suggest having a ‘skirt’ made to fit under this dress in the same fabric as the white part and perhaps make a couple of tiers so that it looks like part of the dress and not an add-on.

kind of like this…

Post # 7
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would worry that adding to the skirt (or, more likely, cutting off the skirt and adding a new one) would not work. The skirt might not “go” with the top, or might be too heavy and change the way the top hangs. And it might be hard to preserve the pink flowers–I can only imagine that the seamstress would have to cut them off the original skirt and sew them onto the new one, which could be difficult or even end up looking sloppy. I’m with naturalysam, ask about a custom gown.

Post # 9
886 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m no seamstress, so take everything I say with a huge grain of salt. But wouldn’t a tulle crinoline of some sort make a decent skirt attachment? Like wearing it under the existing skirt instead of attaching it via a seamstress. Think of those two-piece dresses some brides wear if they want a full gown for the ceremony and a shorter dress for the reception.

Post # 10
11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It seems like it would be possible, but may cost you…

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