(Closed) seamstress bees – can this be taken in?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think that you would probably be better off having someone make the dress instead of having it taken it.  I think that would require a lot of work for them to bring it in that much.  I don’t know about how much you should ask on Etsy but that probably depends on the fabric since that is the main cost other than time.

Post # 4
1194 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m with @MissAsB, it seems more wise to just get another dress.

It’s a pretty popular cut and style though, I’d mess around online first and see if you can find something comparable to that dress that is already made.

Post # 5
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

It could def be taken in, but the size change that you have stated would be a problem. The dress would have to be totally remade. It would probably be less expensive for you to put in a request on etsy or find a seamstress where you live to make it for you.

Post # 6
1426 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I agree that it would likely be cheaper to either find another dress or have someone make that one like that.  Just curious though- why would you need such drastic alterations?

Post # 8
283 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

This would be an incredibly time consuming (expensive) alteration.  As noritake22 said, they would actually have to take it apart and remake it completely.  It would probably be cheaper to have something made.

Post # 9
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My bridesmaids are wearing almost the same dress (the V is a little deeper).  We bought them from David’s Bridal for $99.  If you buy the dress for $80 and then have it altered, they will cost more than the ones brand new (and in the proper size) from David’s.  Here’s a pic of the dress from Davids.

Sleeveless Taffeta Tea-Length Dress with Empire Waist and Tie Back

Hope this helps!!  The only difference is the sash showing at the front…but there is a bow at the back, and it comes in many different colours!

Post # 10
29 posts
  • Wedding: December 2006

Taking in a dress that many sizes would be very expensive.  It is like making a new dress but more difficult because you are limited to the materials that have already been cut.  It would require deconstructing the dress and then reconstructing it.  Not recommended. 



Post # 11
14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

You COULD….it’d be very time-consuming and pricey though. You’d have to pull the dress apart, cut it to size 8, then resew it back together. Ideally without any pinching of the fabric or that kind of stuff. What a hassle….do an alchemy request.

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