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ania23
« on: January 05, 2013 07:10:24 PM »

Hi:)
I need your help!
I bought this really cheap dress today.  It fits well on top but is too wide in waist. Unfortunately it has no zipper, so if I just narrow wide part of the dress I might not be able to wear it again Wink
What should i do???
I'm a begginer and I don't feel confident about instaling a zipper...

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TwistMySister
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2013 04:52:04 AM »

a zip would be a great idea as well as taking in the dress, if you dont want to do that then i suggest shirring at the back (elastic sew in rows or one wide elastic section just at the back or around the entire waist) all you do is turn the dress inside out, stich your elastic where you want gathers and pull as much as you need and sew on zig zag stitch. release and turn through it should be gathered up but you can still get into the dress as it will stretch via the elastic! x
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2013 08:10:53 AM »

I would sew a strip of cloth onto each side of the dress at the waist, then tie them in back. Either undo a little bit of side seam and insert the end of the strip, then sew it up again; or sew the strips on so that the end "points" to the back, and when it's tied the end is covered by the rest of the strip.
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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2013 06:20:37 PM »

ties are a great idea!
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ania23
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2013 03:30:49 PM »

thanks for your advice, girls Smiley
in a few days (when i finish exams and have some free time) i'll think about your ideas and try not to destroy the dress  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2014 12:02:33 AM »

You could get a belt to make it tight.
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