How to Alter a Dress to Fit – This idea might be of use to someone with the same issue – a beautiful dress that has become a bit tight. Let me show you what to do to make a dress fit again. It’s a totally unprofessional, improvised solution – but it works!
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How To Alter A Dress To Fit
It was a store-bought A-line dress. A beautiful one, my favorite. However, within a few years after the purchase, both the arm hole width and the bust needed some widening. No use having beautiful dresses in our closets if they can’t be worn, right?
1) I cut out a few tiny portions of fabric on the front part of the armhole and removed a few vertical stitches under the armhole.
2)Then, after a good cup of coffee, I basted the same pieces as side inserts below the armholes. See the V-letter form below? That one.
I’m sure there are totally different ways, that is – the CORRECT ways to do dress alterations, but I’m showing this one so you can see how even rookie hacks can sometimes work just fine. Cheers to that!
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