Morilee dress fit

posted 2 months ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee

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nerveglides :  There’s no way for us to know whether this dress can be let out 2 inches without inspecting this particular dress, unfortunately. Not sure that you’ll get an answer here. My inkling is no that this particular dress would not have enough fabric at the seams to be let out 2 inches at the waist.

Also keep in mind that usually people have to buy wedding dresses a few sizes up from their street size depending on how they are cut. Most wedding dresses are made to be taken in, not taken up in size. My friends have bought dresses that were like four or six sizes up from their street size (i.e. so one girl who is a street size four bought a size eight wedding dress, and another who is a street size six bought a size twelve).

Is the person selling the dress local to you? Can you go inspect the seams and try it on with a seamstress in tow? Can you go to a local wedding store that is selling the dress to try it on and ask them about sizing? You don’t have to tell them you are considering buying it online…just act like you want to get a size X and see what they say, then maybe act offended if they suggest a larger size and ask if the size X could be let out at the waist. Or as a last resort can you have the person send you photos of the seams of the dress to see how much fabric there is? Which I would then take to a seamstress to ask, but it’s probably hard to tell anything from pictures.

Post # 3
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Worker bee

I had my Morilee taken in, so it’s not the same. But I can tell you, wedding dresses are made easy to be worked on. The lace may be tricky but the joining is at the waist and that is not sheer. It looks like a lot, but an experienced seamstress can definitely work the magic.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

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Folake :  Wedding dresses are made to be taken in, yes. Having it taken out is a completely different story and not always possible. It really depends on how much fabric there is at the seams, which isn’t always a ton.

Post # 5
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Honey bee

There would have to be well over 2 inches of seam allowance left on the dress to be able to alter it to fit you. Unfortunately, it is very unlikely the dress has that much. Unless you can inspect it with a seamstress, I think you need to pass.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - Canada

My wedding dress was similar and I wanted to have the hips taken out about 1/2 and inch… there wasn’t even enough seam allowance in the overlay to take it out 1/4 inch on each side. it was just impossible. Unless the seller is willing to send you up close photos of the seams, I wouldn’t risk it!

Post # 8
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Newbee

Are these sizes the seller has given you, the original sizes or has she had it altered? this could make a huge difference, if she had it taken it – much easier to take out?

 

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