Post # 1
Could this dress reasonably be taken in from a size 20W to a size 8?
Or should I just get my butt over to Etsy and set up an Alchemy request? If so, how much do you think simple dresses like this should cost on Etsy?
Post # 3
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
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
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
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 # 7
I like the dress, it’s the right color (the stone), and the right price ($80 on sale) – but they only have 20W and up. Fits my Maid/Matron of Honor, but not my two other ‘maids.
Seems like NOTHING is made in size 20 and size 8 and still under $100. Only stuff with “Bridesmaid!” tagged all over it makes it into that size range, and then the price jumps up…
Post # 8
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
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.
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
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
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.