(Closed) Potential issues with resizing this dress from size 6 to 2?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper

 

lenocturne : 

I can  see your worry, that style of dress is not really easy for the small top/ womanly hips shape . But the sizes in question  are pretty petite so I  think you  should be OK with no folds etc .

Lovely dress btw!  

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

Personally I think it’d be a big risk trying to alter that dress. The dress itself is quite plain meaning any mistakes would be noticeable. One thing I was told when I was dress shopping (as I liked some of the totally plain Pronovias gowns) was that you need a really high quality make for it to look good. One advantage would be there appear to be side and front/back seams to work with.

On top of that there’s all the beading. Would it look weird if the spacing of the beads changed? would they be able to keep the pattern or would they need to totally redo some of the beadwork?

As you only have 6 months, how long would it take the dress to come in? If the alterations didn’t work out what options would you have then? Have you actually spoken to the seamstress at the boutique? Is it worth getting a second opinion?

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I used to be a seamstress at davids bridal and this can absoluntley be done. It looks like it has princess seams which makes the process even easier. most dresses can be taken in 2 sizes without issue so your right there. Because it has the princess seams they should be able to make it flow very nicley from your waist to your hips without any pulling or gathering. I wouldn’t worry about the beading either. Most beaded appliques used on wedding dresses are actually sewn onto a piece of tulle that can be removed and detached so shrinking the pattern isn’t an issue. I wouldn’t worry about it:)

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper

b2b2017 :  

“Most beaded appliques used on wedding dresses are actually sewn onto a piece of tulle that can be removed and detached so shrinking the pattern isn’t an issue”.

I don’t think I’d  realised that. Thank you , I like to learn things. !

Post # 9
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Helper bee

b2b2017 :  Exactly. Princess seams save the day once again.

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