(Closed) Ordering a size (or more) down/extensive alterations question

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
4150 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Congrats on the weight loss! I am in a similar situation except I didn’t order the smaller size and should have (I’ve dropped 2 dress sizes and the dress was already 1-2 sizes too big).  I called the dress shop today and talked to the alterations department and they said they can take in pretty much any dress up to 4 sizes with no issue.  If it needs to be taken in more than that, they may need to look into it further.  So, I don’t think it’ll be a problem for you.  If it’ll make you feel better, go try the dress on and talk to your seamstress about it.  Talking to them today eased my mind.

Post # 5
8338 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I was told they could normally take in a dress 4 sizes without having to make any serious alterations to the structure of the gown. Mine is at least 2 sizes too big so I hope they are right!

Post # 6
7904 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Honey, a good alterations lady can take ANYTHING in without compromising the design. It’s amazing. I had a friend get a sample size 12 and take it down to a 2. Looked great.

Post # 7
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

Congratulations on your weight loss! I would try not to worry now as there’s nothing you can do. When you try it on and find out exactly how much it needs to go in, the alterations lady will be there to help you! 

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