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Topic: How to enlarge/expand the chest of dress?  (Read 4303 times)
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« on: February 04, 2009 06:52:56 PM »

I recently bought this amazing dress at the salvo. However I'm fairly petite and have a large chest. It's prob a size 6 dress but made for someone around a B cup. I'm a 34dd and always find this to be a pain when dress shopping. I'd like to try to enlarge the cup area of the dress but am not sure how to go about this. I do not need to change the actual body of the dress, it fits perfectly. I took out the pads that were in the chest part of the dress but I actually need to somehow take apart the gathered part of the chest and increase/raise it about 2 inches. Does anyone have any suggestions? If i wear it at the band of where a bra would be I have several inches of bra exposed, and if i wear it where it was meant to be it severely smushes and cuts about half way into my breast which looks and feels awful.  It's really a beautiful dress and I'm dying to wear it. Help!!
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2009 09:31:10 PM »

Could you decrease the gathering by rip out the stitches and sew over the smoothed fabric without throwing off the design? That would give you extra fabric coverage. It's a bit difficult to give out advice without a picture or description of the dress.
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2009 07:35:39 AM »

I tried to post a picture but apparently according the craftster rules, unless you've posted 10+ times you are not able to put any up. So eventually I'm hoping to be able to do that. Thanks for the suggestion though.
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