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Topic: Need help taking in bodice asap..pretty please!  (Read 893 times)
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« on: May 18, 2010 08:36:41 PM »

I am making this for my daughter ( the one with the corset, I have the dress put together and the zipper basted in, but the sizing was AWFUL and the bodice is huge.  Can anyone tell me the best way to take it without taking everything apart?  The dance is Friday and she will won't be around much the next two days so I need to get this done and fitted ASAP....HELLLLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPP! Shocked


Thanks a bunch!
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2010 05:30:15 AM »

If you haven't lined the bodice yet, you can take in all the seams an equal amount with the total equal to how much you need to take it in. If it is already lined, undo it from the skirt and flip the lining up (undo any topstitching you might have at the top of the bodice). Then take in all the seams an equal amount blah blah blah. You don't have to take apart the panels to take it in.

Alternatively, if this is OMG NEEDS TO BE DONE NOOOOOOOOW, have her put it on inside out and whipstitch up the side seams. That should take a half hour or so. Fifteen minutes if you stitch one side and a friend who sews stitches the other. Just make sure to pin first so that both sides are even.

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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2010 06:20:12 AM »

What Alexus said.

Also depending on how much too big it is you can always just do quick little darts at the top of the side seams (that's how we got most of my high school formal dresses to fit). 

And just a reminder, it is not the end of the world to be sew into your dress half an hour before the start of a dance, so take a deep breath and don't worry  Wink

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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2010 08:41:24 PM »

Thanks! I did end up taking in all the seams, then somehow screwed that up and did too much and had to let it out more.  Finally, I finished it today, the dance is tomorrow.  Thanks again!
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