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« on: June 12, 2010 04:24:07 PM »

I'm sewing bridesmaid's dresses for my sister's wedding. She wants this one (http://www.simplicity.com/p-4463-misses-dresses.aspx) only longer. I'm adding 7 inches to the skirt, but it's also adding too much to the fullness. Is there a way to taper it so I don't have quite so much bulk? I hope that question made sense.

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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2010 04:36:17 PM »

What does the skirt look like? Is it just a front piece and a back piece flared out to the hem? You could probably just decide on the hem circumference you want--or measure what the hem circumference is now and copy that just at your new longer line. On your new hem line measure out the amount of hem you want and use a yard stick to connect the waistline with the desired hem fullness mark.

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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2010 10:09:04 PM »

The waistline is pleated, so I have plenty of room to play with the fullness there. I'll give it a try.

Great advice, thanks!

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