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#1 SusanK

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    Posted 17 July 2007 - 01:39 AM

    So, as many of you know, I have my wedding dress that I LOVE (a strapless MS). It just needs a few alterations and it will be perfect!
    But now I'm considering changing into a second dress that I can really dance and party in some time later in the evening. Like I said I LOVE my dress, but it is strapless (and I have little to keep it up), and while light compared to most dresses, it still has a little weight to it.
    So...my sister got married a couple of years ago and bought a fabulous Amy Michelson ($$$$$) that would be perfect. I know she'd be super excited if I wore it. The thing is we are not the same size. It's not that I think she'd mind if I altered it, but can I It would need to be brought from a size 10 to a 2. Is that possible? I don't want to bring it to a seamstress and have her laugh in my face. I know NOTHING about sewing or alterations. Do any of you have any idea? Here's pics of the dress (not my sister :). It's a very light, airy fabric (which I think makes for more difficult alterations).

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    #2 leigh miller

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      Posted 17 July 2007 - 02:23 AM

      i think you need to ask a seamstress. ive heard you can only take a dress down 2-3 sizes but who knows really. it may be possible but a lot of money. im sure it depends on the dress. ive been a lot of help huh?

      #3 TammyB

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        Posted 17 July 2007 - 08:18 AM

        hmm I think the dress is very pretty, but like Leigh mentioned I don't know if you will be able to bring it down that far.

        #4 Rachelle E.

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          Posted 17 July 2007 - 08:30 AM

          Yeah, same here. ;-)

          It's a GORGEOUS dress! But I'm not sure how far down they can alter it. I definitely think it's worth having someone look at. Get a professional opinion and then take it from there. Obviously if it's super expensive it might not be worth it, you know?

          #5 PaulaV

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            Posted 17 July 2007 - 08:40 AM

            Oh it's so pretty Susan!

            My suggestion would be to maybe have spaghetti straps added to your MS dress. You know the removable kind that strapless bras have?

            It could help a little bit with the weight and you do love it...

            #6 rodent

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              Posted 17 July 2007 - 08:49 AM

              Quote:
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              Oh it's so pretty Susan!

              My suggestion would be to maybe have spaghetti straps added to your MS dress. You know the removable kind that strapless bras have?

              It could help a little bit with the weight and you do love it...

              They could add buttons inside the dress & then make straps that button on. You could put the straps on just for the reception.

              #7 Jamie

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                Posted 17 July 2007 - 08:52 AM

                I think it could be altered. I remember a friend of mine wore her mothers dress a few years back and a seemstress in was able to bring it from a size 2 to a 4 and I think that is much more difficult.

                #8 JulieG

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                  Posted 18 July 2007 - 03:52 PM

                  I was thinking the same thing a few other girls mentioned, have some straps made to keep it up. I am having a halter strap made for my dress that I can put in and take out. 1 straps would have more support I think, I just thought the halter looked nicer. Just a thought.

                  #9 RaydensMama

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                    Posted 18 July 2007 - 04:00 PM

                    Gorgeous dress! Im not sure about altering it though. It looks like a very delicate material and going down so many sizes may be hard. But it never hurts to ask a seamstress.

                    #10 JaimeLynne

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                      Posted 18 July 2007 - 04:14 PM

                      Just gain a few sizes - problem solved!

                      jk, That dress is really lovely tho.

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