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« on: January 30, 2011 02:57:06 PM »

I can sew BUT I've never done any major alterations to anything and I would love to get some input from all the talented seamstresses on here and I see there is a lot of you!!  Any and all input welcome on this. Thanks in advance  Kiss  Kiss

Ok, I bought this dropwaist cotton dress cheap, cheap, cheap for a warm weather holiday in April but it is too tight across the bust area....need to add a couple inches in there on the top part.  The good part is I bought one more that was available in a smaller size to use the extra fabric for the alteration, if necessary so I have lots of extra fabric to work with here.  I have no clue how to add the extra bit in for the bust area.  Everything else fits great on it.



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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2011 08:10:51 PM »

Undo the side seams, under the arms, and add your fabric there.  You'd have to taper it to the waist, and to the sleeves if you didn't want larger sleeves.  The finished product should look like you have 2 underarm seams (off-center) rather than the standard one that tapers into one eventually, close to the waistband.  Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2011 10:44:48 PM »

Thanks sooooooooooo much!  I think I have a picture of this in my minds-eye and I will give it a try.  I really appreciate the help  Kiss Kiss
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