DITTO!Date: 4/2/2009 4:33:02 PM
Often, alterations that major will cost you almost as much as a new dress and the end result won''t be as satisfying...but like Freke said, it depends.
Could you consign your current dress or put it up for sale on preownedweddingdress.com, and get your dream one?
Well the dress would need to be taken down about a size and a half. Possibly two because I''ve been running a lot and that always makes me tiny.Date: 4/2/2009 11:17:44 PM
I think it depends on what you are having done. I am having what I consider to have major alterations on my dress: the train removed, the crinoline cut out and the dress reshaped to accommodate that change, having the straps changed, and having the dress taken in a size (hopefully two if I can stop eating out). I am taking it to a designer rather than just a seamstress, and I am not really changing the shape, just the details. I think a lot of details can amount to major changes, but if it would completely create another dress it might be more fruitful to stop and evaluate and see if you don''t just want to buy another dress. I also recommend talking with someone about the cost, because it could also make just buying another dress seem worth it.
What specifically don''t you like about your dress?
Doesn''t it just make all the difference?Date: 4/3/2009 9:30:14 PM
If there''s enough extra fabric in the train, it sound do-able. At any rate, it''s worth talking to a seamstress or two about it.
From one fabric snob to another.