(Closed) Minor Freak-Out – How much can alterations really handle?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
31 posts
  • Wedding: June 2010

Absolutely!! They are professionals, they do this for a living!

I was told to order a size 10 because one of the measurements was on the cusp, so I agreed. When I brought it into the seamstress, I had already lost a few pounds and she flat out asked why I hadn’t ordered a 6 or 8? In hindsight I should have ordered the 8, but it was not an issue AT ALL. My dress fit like a glove on my wedding day and it looked perfect (imho). 😉

Post # 4
527 posts
Busy bee

They totally can.  However, it could be pricey depending on how complex the dress is.  Things such as lace, beading, pleating, ruching and multiple layers will cause the price to go up and take more time.

Post # 5
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

they total can, but it can be pricey and it depends on the dress too!

I have heard that in order to do that, some dress has to be taken apart completely, and sewn back together, that can be pricey.

can you take good pictures of the seams and ask ur seamtress?

Post # 6
1129 posts
Bumble bee

Get a good seamstress and you should be okay – It’s much easier for them to go down in size then you think.  I’d get a quote on how much it would cost as well and ask them to put it in writing so you aren’t stuck with a crazy bill in the end.

Post # 8
4505 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yes! I bought a floor sample, which was two sizes too big for me, and the seamstress nailed the alterations in one shot. And fast, too! It shouldn’t be a problem for a pro. But yeah, it was expensive.

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