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« on: September 05, 2005 03:17:58 PM »

Hi clothing craftsters, I am wondering if you can give me some advice. I don't sew...although my mother has some skills in this area and I have this dress that I want to transform.

I want to make it more of an empire waist dress and strapless....kind of like this:


It seems like it would not be difficult, however, as I mentioned I have no clue and can't sew. So, before I enlist her help I thought I would see if you all think it would work. Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2005 03:50:29 PM »

You could try just taking 2 long pieces of ribbon, tying one around the top and one underneath your breasts, and then sewing them in place if you like how it looks. Then you can just cut off the straps and the little bit of fabric right under the straps off the dress.

Should be OK with minimal shaping, though if you want you can also take in the seams of the bust and the waist until it fits more like you envisioned it. I find the best way to do this is to put the dress on inside out and pin until I like how it fits. Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2005 07:31:56 PM »

Thanks, that was really helpful....seems like something I could actually manage to do! I will post a pic if/when I get it going!
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