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« on: December 02, 2009 03:22:37 PM »

So i was dress shopping and I spotted this one and thought it was pretty cute -- except for the awful rosettes going around the bottom:  http://canada.forever21.com/images/large/66194296-02.jpg

I believe I could take the rosettes off, but it would leave very visible marks where they used to be. Any ideas for covering up/altering the area?
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2009 04:17:36 PM »

Those roses are pretty bad.  There's no way to tell without physically examining the dress, how the roses are attached, and if their removal would detrimentally affect the dress.  If they're just tacked on with a few stitches, like a button, they could be clipped off no problem.  If they're (god forbid!) glued on, you're out of luck.  On the upside, if you can sew at all, that's a really basic dress, and you could find a similar pattern pretty easily, I'm sure.
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2009 05:19:05 PM »

So i did actually see the dress, and they are sewed on pretty thoroughly- the wrong side shows like a spiral of stitching (if that makes sense)where they are...

And unfortunately a dress like that is beyond my sewing capabilities. I was thinking of perhaps sewing a contrasting band along the bottom?
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2009 05:27:20 PM »

A contrasting band would definitely cover up any imperfections!  And you could use stitch-witchery (the iron-on hem stuff) temporarily, if you don't trust your sewing abilities.
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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2009 06:51:01 PM »

Thank you for your help! I will definitely give it a shot...
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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2009 10:08:50 PM »

Eeeeh... there's a potential problem with removing and covering the botton of that dress with some other fabric-

Forever 21 clothes are cheap- and I don't mean inexpensive, though they are that too. They use cheap fabrics and have cut rate construction. That dress could very well be made out of a fabric that will be a nightmare to work with.

I wouldn't try to fix it unless I'd found it at a thrift store for cheap. Why settle when it comes to new clothes?

IMO, you oughta keep looking for the right dress instead of settling for one with such a large element of imperfection.
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