Leah
Just Said Yes August 2021

Dress Alterations

Leah, on January 1, 2021 at 9:08 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 1 7
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Does anyone know if an alteration can be done to bring down the sides of a dress under the arm? Ex: take it from the first pic to the second? Thank you in advance!

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Latest activity by Gabbysitaxo, on January 2, 2021 at 1:01 PM
  • Rebelle Fleur
    Rockstar July 2021
    Rebelle Fleur ·
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    It can definitely be done if it doesn’t interfere with the structure of the dress. Sometimes when you alter one part it affects another and you’ll have to make additional changes.
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  • J
    Master 0000
    Judith ·
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    Easily. Though I think it would become a less attractive dress.
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  • C
    Master January 2019
    Cassidy ·
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    It seems like it could easily be done and should effect the structure of the dress since it has the mesh. I disagree that the dress would be less attractive, but I don’t think it necessarily adds to the dress since it’s likely to be covered by your arms most of the day. But if you want it, go for it!
    I’m sure your seamstress will let you know if it’s not possible. Beautiful dress by the way, simple, classic, elegant!
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  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
    Mrs. Spring ·
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    Take it to a seamstress and get their opinion on it
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar April 2021
    Michelle ·
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    Definitely ask your seamstress.
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  • FirstTimeMOB
    October 2018
    FirstTimeMOB ·
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    Disclaimer - I'm not a professional seamstress, but have done quite a bit of home sewing in my day. Can it be done? With the right seamstress, yes....

    But in my estimation it is going to be costly. Side seams help determine the structure and fit of the dress, and how it lays on the body. You have a lining in that dress that will need to be separated and altered along with the outer fabric and then all put back together to appear flat and flawless.

    I think it would be cheaper to buy the dress that was designed and patterned with that deep armhole.

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  • Gabbysitaxo
    Dedicated October 2021
    Gabbysitaxo ·
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    It can be done but the supportive structure of the dress might be altered. Get the opinion of a professional tailor, they would know how to properly address it.

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