(Closed) two dresses in one, possible?

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1937 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m not a seamstress, but here’s my unprofessional opinion.  I think it would be very difficult to combine these two dresses.  The first and major reason is because (based on the pictures), there is no horizontal seam separating the bodice from the skirt.  There appears to only be side seams, therefore there is no natural place to attach the top and bottom.  Secondly, there are different lace patterns on the two dresses.  

If you primarily like the Demetrios dress, other than the neckline, I would talk to a seamstress just about altering the neckline (preferably before you purchase the dress).  They may be able to alter the dress to an off the shoulders look instead of a halter top.  

Post # 5
1828 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

You can totally have the neckline changed from a halter to off-the shoulder like in the Allure dress. Adding sleeves is always a bit of a pain, so it might be more costly than say, making the halter into a strapless, but it can be done. I can’t find a really good pic of the demetrios dress, so I can’t tell the seam structure on the armpit/neckline, but it looks like there’s enough fabric there. Although it will also have to do with the individual construction of the dress, as there is lining, interlining, boning, etc to think about.

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

I think it would be very difficult to combine dresses by two different designers.  The fabrics may not match, and what one considers “diamond white” the other might consider “ivory” etc.  Plus, you’ll likely have to buy both dresses first, and then pay the cost to put them together.

I would say you might want to either keep looking, find a way to add to the skirt of the allure dress, or find a dressmaker who will custom make you the combo dress from scratch, rather than trying to combine two existing dresses.

Good luck, I’m sure you’ll find something great!

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