(Closed) Question about altering a mermaid gown…

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

It depends on the dress. Sometimes we can add a “gore” to the skirt on eitherside. This will widen the skirt, but will only work with certain designs. It really depends on the fabric, and most importantly, how low on the body your gown is fitted. Other seams in the skirt will have to be adjusted as well.

Sometimes, if we get lucky, we can simply detach the top layer of a multi layered skirt, so it “floats” over the lining. that possibility depends on the gowns original construction, and the type of finish seams that were used.

do you have a pic of your gown? Im happy to tell you what your options are.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Deleted…. Ipad snafoo (double post)

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@kam9035:  I LOVE your dress. Your fiancee will swoon when he sees you in it.

My Fiance had the same feelings towards mermaid dresses. So I showed him the first dress I ordered, which was a mermaid and he exclaimed “OMG, You look so beautiful. I wish you never showed me the dress”. Considering I didn’t even “love” that dress (I didn’t find it flattering on me), it just shows that your fiance will always find you beautiful no matter what you wear.

I think the neckline is perfect right now. Depending on what type of ceremony you’re having (i.e if it’s in a church), deepening the neckline may show too much boobage.

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