Post # 1
Hey bees! I’d really appreciate the advice on this one. I found a consignment shop selling a brand new sample of the gown I fell in love with, Maggie Sottero Victoriana, in the color I want, for more than half off of the original price!
The catch? It’s a size 10. I’m a street size 2/4.
Is it worth it to get the dress? Could alterations even be done to make it fit my size?
Any input is greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
Personally, I wouldn’t risk it and with a dress that detailed I doubt you’re going to find a good person willing to touch it
Post # 4
Have you tried it on? I only ask because with many labels/designers bridal sizes run bigger than street sizes. As for alterating a larger sized gown, it really depends on the design and cut of the gown. Do you have a picture of you in the dress? Maybe that will give us a better idea.
Post # 5
did you try it on? bridal sizes are very different from street sizes. if it’s really big on you, it’s probably not worth it.
Post # 6
Why don’t you take a pic of the dress to a seamstress where you live and ask them?
To me it basically looks like they would have to take the dress apart and reconstuct it, but if it is princess seamed as it looks, it would be possible to do so.
If you enlarge the pic on the Maggie website it even looks like the beadingmight break at the potential princess seams which makes alterations easier.
Post # 7
Have you checked your measurements with the sizing chart? Bridal sizes are different than regular sizes, so your bridal size may be larger than street size (which could make you closer to size 10). You should consult a seamstress before making a decision, but I think altering more 2-4 sizes down would be very difficult and expensive.