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Can a dress size 14 be taken in to a size 6??

How long would this typically take?!? Its a simple black dress. Nothing fancy.


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Asked by mercilove at 3:18 AM on Aug. 15, 2012 in Beauty & Style

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  • That's a huge size difference. Armholes are cut differently, for a size six than a size 14. Bustlines can be quite different. Really it would depend on the style of the dress. It might be doable, but it would probably take a skilled seamstress.

    Answer by ohwrite at 3:24 AM on Aug. 15, 2012

  • Definite can only be done by a professional seamstress, and will cost more than buying another dress.

    Answer by meooma at 6:45 AM on Aug. 15, 2012

  • It would probably coast just as much to take in, as you going out and buying a new black dress.

    Answer by louise2 at 7:36 AM on Aug. 15, 2012

  • ^^ What they said. It isn't just a simple matter of cinching the waist or adding a few darts.

    Answer by ABeaverhausen at 8:41 AM on Aug. 15, 2012

  • that's a big difference- they will probably have to take the whole thing apart to do it and make it look right. Might as well just get a new one- I can't imagine it would be cheap to have done

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 9:03 AM on Aug. 15, 2012

  • It would have to be completely taken apart and remade.

    If you are having it done it would depend on how many things they have on the table to complete. If someone were devoting 8 hours day on this one out fit I would give a week and be prepared to have to come in for fittings. It is an extremely drastic and costly alteration (if you are having it done)

    Answer by Dardenella at 9:38 AM on Aug. 15, 2012

  • Anything's possible. Can you talk to a local seamstress? That reminds me of a blog I found the other day... the girl goes to thrift stores and buys virtually anything. She alters shirts, dresses, etc. into something she will wear. She had one new item for every day of the year.

    Answer by m-avi at 10:12 AM on Aug. 15, 2012

  • Taking a dress down four sizes is pretty much making a new dress out of the old dress' fabric, so it's a MAJOR job.

    Answer by SWasson at 10:56 AM on Aug. 15, 2012

  • by a professional

    Answer by GlitteribonMom at 11:45 AM on Aug. 15, 2012

  • I would say buy a new one

    Answer by mommys2cupcakes at 11:49 AM on Aug. 15, 2012

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