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Topic: fixing a dress with lumpy and fraying seams?  (Read 282 times)
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« on: May 05, 2014 07:12:46 PM »

I bought the coolest dress on clearance and i figured this would be an easy fix. It is a very thin lightweight woven fabric, with the same style fabric as a liner. the seam running down the back has a very distinct pucker right at the butt. Like a big point sticking out. So I re-stitched the whole seam and tried several adjustments and could not get rid of the pucker. Then I noticed the fabric is so fragile and poorly constructed that it is about to fray apart at the side seams. So on one side seam I used Seams Great to tuck the fraying into the seam allowance. And sewing that made it all puckered as well. So I think any effort I make to stitch it will pucker.
Does this sound like it will work???: I'm thinking of getting fusible webbing or interfacing to fuse the lining to the outer fabric along the seams, to make it sturdier and prevent fraying. Does this seem like it would be strong enough to hold down the puckered seams? Or will it just be a bigger mess???

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