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Topic: Prom Dress Mishap - Bodice Too Long!  (Read 412 times)
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Sybil Vain
« on: April 15, 2008 09:37:57 PM »

My mother and I are making my prom dress this year based on an adaptation of a few patterns. Basically it's a two piece thing - boned bodice with a separating zipper up the side over a long high waisted skirt.

Anyways, we carefully fitted the bodice with a mock-up first, thinking we were being totally brilliant and avoiding any possible errors. When I tried on the bodice mock-up, it seemed way too short so we added a couple inches to it, assuming it was because I have a long torso. However, we very stupidly did not try it on with the skirt before finishing it.

I realize now that it was supposed to be short! We were fitting it as if it was a regular top, not part of a dress. The skirt is done now, the bodice is done and the thing would be fabulous if the bodice wasn't so damn long, it looks completely silly and disproportionate.

What's the best way (IS there a way?) to shorten the thing now? It has the separating zipper already sewn up the side and boning down the whole thing and everything.
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2008 09:52:12 PM »

I think that since it's too long and not too short yes you can fix it, but you'd definitely have to take it all apart and remove the zipper and do some chopping.. :|
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