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Can Silk Slip Dresses be Altered?

Can Silk Slip Dresses be Altered?

Yes, silk slip dresses can be altered. However, it is important to keep in mind that silk is a delicate and slippery fabric, and alterations should be done by a professional tailor or seamstress with experience working with silk that is cut on the bias. The fabric must be handled gently to avoid distorting the drape and shape of the final silhouette. Specific techniques and tools are used when sewing with silk, such as fine silk pins and French seams. 

Some common alterations that can be made to silk slip dresses include shortening or lengthening the hemline, taking in the waistline or bust, or adjusting the straps or neckline.

We offer customization on almost every detail of our dresses, as well as over 130 color choices. If you'd like a shorter length to suit your height, or you'd like a dress made to your specific measurements, please get in touch via our simple Custom Order Form.

It's worth noting that it may be difficult to let out a silk dress due to the French seams that are often used when sewing slip dresses, so if you are planning to have your dress professionally tailored to fit you, we recommend sizing up to allow for the most fitting options.



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