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Just Said Yes October 2015

Can I get a dress size 10 tailored down to a size 2? Please say yes!!!

Francesca, on April 24, 2015 at 7:26 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 26
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I really, really like the following dress that I found on Anthropologie: http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/clothes-dresses/4130597095270.jsp#/. However, all of the small sizes are sold out. Would it be at all possible to tailor a size 10 down to a size 2? Or should I just move onto another dress?

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Latest activity by Julia , on January 28, 2020 at 12:06 PM
  • kalamityjen
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    kalamityjen ·
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    That's something you should ask a seamstress but I've read that it can be tough to alter more than 2 sizes in either way. That said, if the dress doesn't have a lot of structure built in, it *could* be possible. Have you tried calling any of the stores to see if anyone has a smaller size in stock? They might be able to ship it to you if you don't have a store close to you. Also, retailers can often check stock in other nearby stores.

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  • Cassidy and Nick
    Super July 2016
    Cassidy and Nick ·
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    Found it on amazon in a 4 that'd probably be a more realistic alteration.

    http://www.amazon.com/ERIN-erin-fetherston-Blossom-Chiffon/dp/B00SFH7QA2

    ETA: Actually sorry it's a slightly different design but it's by the same designer and very similar, sorry if it's not exactly what you want though, you may just have to wait for the other one to come back in stock or keep a close eye on ebay/amazon

    ETA again: Actually it might be the same just with straps that'd probably be easy to remove, I'm not 100% sure

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  • Ashley&Kyle
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    Ashley&Kyle ·
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    It's possible. I've seen it done.

    However, she has to cut a lot of that dress up. You might lose parts of the design that you love

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  • kalamityjen
    VIP August 2015
    kalamityjen ·
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    Go Cassidy!

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  • Breanna
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    Breanna ·
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    That just sounds impossible to me. But I really don't know.

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  • Cassidy and Nick
    Super July 2016
    Cassidy and Nick ·
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    If the dress I posted isn't similar enough you can probably take pictures in to a local dress maker and have it replicated.

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  • Cassidy and Nick
    Super July 2016
    Cassidy and Nick ·
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    Here's the exact gown in a 2 from Nordstrom but you'd have to hurry they only have a 2 left

    http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/erin-erin-fetherston-flower-print-chiffon-gown/3920088

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  • C & K
    VIP June 2015
    C & K ·
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    I tried on a dress off the sample rack that I liked, but it was 4 sizes too big. The seamstress there told me that because it was lace, it would cost me just as much to buy the dress as is and alter it as I would to get a brand new dress. I guess it depends on the material and the complexity of the alterations.

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  • Barbara
    Master September 2014
    Barbara ·
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    The rule of thumb is up two sizes, down 4. . . Which means that, in theory, it should be possible.

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  • Cassidy and Nick
    Super July 2016
    Cassidy and Nick ·
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    Here it is in a 4 from Neiman Marcus

    http://www.neimanmarcus.com/ERIN-erin-fetherston-Strapless-Ruched-Chiffon-Gown-ERIN-erin-fetherston/prod177830269_cat46610737__/p.prod?icid=&searchType=EndecaDrivenCat&rte=%252Fcategory.jsp%253FitemId%253Dcat46610737%2526pageSize%253D30%2526No%253D0%2526refinements%253D&eItemId=prod177830269&cmCat=product

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  • purplekitten
    Master October 2015
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    It would be a lot easier to just gain the weight.

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  • SarahMarie
    Master May 2016
    SarahMarie ·
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    Round of applause for Cassidy. Nicely done. I hope she bought it!

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  • Cassidy and Nick
    Super July 2016
    Cassidy and Nick ·
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    Lol I hope so too! It's definitely selling out fast and you have to search for it under different names like "Erin Fetherston floral print chiffon gown" to find it at stores that aren't anthropologie so I can see why she thought she'd just have to take the 10 or leave it

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  • GrayCatVintage
    Master October 2015
    GrayCatVintage ·
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    My dress was pre-owned and it is a size 14 - I am a size 2-4 and my seamstress said it was no problem.

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    Master June 2015
    ChampagneDream ·
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    My friend had a size 12 taken down to a 0-2 (she's a teeny tiny thing) and it was pure perfection. It's possible, but your seamstress should be very skilled.

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  • MrsBest2B
    Master June 2016
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    I'm not a seamstress, but I feel like that particular dress you could. The bodice though rouched looks simple enough to modify...but like I said, I'm not a seamstress. It's super pretty though! Maybe try finding it closer to your size on etsy or ebay?

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  • MrsBest2B
    Master June 2016
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    It looks like you can go directly to the Erin Fetherston site and email them or sign up to see what it'll be in stock in your size

    http://www.erinfetherston.com/shop/newarrival/cherry-blossom-gown.html

    I would get the size 4 one Cassidy and Nick showed you from Amazon. They offer free returns if you don't like it.

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    VIP May 2015
    Private ·
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    Normally I would say altering from a size 10 down to a size 2 would not be a good idea but I agree with MrsBest2b that with your particular dress you could.

    I see that you are also in Northern VA area, try my amazing seamstress Angie Cavallaro! She is sweet, passionate and extremely talented at being a seamstress. Her email address is *****@*******.***

    Don't just take my word for it, check out the 97 satisfied brides who said the same thing!

    https://www.weddingwire.com/reviews/angie-cavallaro-fairfax/ad3f5e9fccec110e.html?utf8=✓&sort_order=wedding_date_newest

    Good luck!

    ETA: Email her the picture of the dress and ask her if it would be possible. She will give it to you straight up whether it is possible or not.

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    Just Said Yes October 2015
    Francesca ·
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    OMG! Cassidy, you are a god send!! Seriously. I managed to buy the size 2 from Nordstrom in time!!

    And thank you to all of the other ladies who responded to the thread! I appreciate all the feedback... even the humorous suggestion to gain weight Smiley smile

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  • Cassidy and Nick
    Super July 2016
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    Yay!!! I'm so glad you got it! I better see pics when it comes in! :-P

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