(Closed) Mermaid Wedding Gown Alterations

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Villa in Florence, Italy

I have a mermaid(but its the correct length). They should of measured you to get the corect length in the first place : (

Anyway I was told that it’s very expensive if you have to shorten it(becuase they have to tear the dress apart).

If I were you I would try adding a hoop to the underskirt, if it’s big enough it will lift the skirt off the floor and make it a more suitable length. 

Post # 3
2251 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

You clearly need to have your bodice shortened.  The skirt starts too low at present,  and to do that the seamstress needs to remove the beads,  separate all the seams then fit it to you and put the beads back.  $400 for all that is cheap imo.

Post # 5
5364 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

I’m 5’0 and paid $300 to have the skirt start 3 inches higher so it was more proportionate to me. Then it came in and was still about 9 inches too long and it was $350 for the alterations, they claimed because of the horsehair trim. I agree with a pp about that being pretty cheap.

Post # 8
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

If you are still concerned, I would recommend calling and talking to your seamstress. She should be able to explain what she is doing to shorten it. 🙂

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