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« on: May 02, 2010 03:12:33 PM »

I have a prom dress that I need to take in for June. It fit when I bought it... 3 years ago. But I've lost a bit of weight and the damn thing falls off now Sad It needs to be taken in about 2-3 inches.

I'm pretty sure the fabric is taffeta, so does anyone have ANY tips at all to make this hopefully go smoother (thread, needles, etc?)? I'm not horrible at sewing, but I'm not very experienced either Tongue
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2010 11:38:31 PM »

Maybe this could help:


« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2010 05:51:08 PM »

Lets look at it this way:
how many pictures do you expect to be taken of you in this dress?
how simple/ complicated is the dress? (pictures really help)
are you going to hate yourself forever if you botch the tailoring?
will it mean not going to prom if you can't do it/ screw it up?

Sometimes on-line help just isn't enough. I suggest taking it to a tailor and asking for an estimate, it may be way less than you realized in cost. Or, if you go early enough (by early I mean with at least three weeks before wear date, preferably more) asking for a lesson in how to do it yourself in exchange for manual labor. It's an old fashioned notion called apprenticeship, and you'd be surprised how many people are still open to it.

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