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Topic: *NOW WITH PICS!* My formal dress is way too big...help!!  (Read 2001 times)
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« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2007 09:33:54 AM »

Well, it looks really pretty, at least! Smiley


EEEK!! thank you! I was scared since this was my first dress other than the practice dress of this one that I made out of this old red hideous fabric I got from this old shed at my school...and that one failed miserably. I went to go try it on when I realized I had sewn on the bodice upside down. *DOH!*
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« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2007 10:49:58 AM »

You've been given some easy alteration suggestions here.  Something I would add to this is consider wearing a foundation garment.  Having the correct type of bra can make a dress fit much better and give you more confidence when you are wearing it.

If you decide to make a similar style again you might consider making a mock up first, at least of the bodice.  Looking at the princess seaming, usually they should lay in line with center of each breast.  The seams on your dress are slightly to the outside which gives the impression the size is about 2 sizes too big.

You did a great job with your sewing and using boning in one of your first projects is a big step along with using a slippery fabric.  Kudos to you for a great job.  I hope this has been a fun project even with the fitting frustration.  You show a lot of promise and should be very proud of yourself.

Have a great evening at your ball.
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« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2007 10:58:33 AM »

thank you so much!!
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« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2007 04:38:45 PM »

hello again! here is my new thread with pictures, post dress-fixing! i ended up taking out the zipper, taking off an inch from each side for a total of two inches, and re-sewing in the zipper. it fit!! hooray!!

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=147527.0
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