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« on: March 04, 2011 04:58:21 PM »

I bought this blue dress on the left today and I love it, it's so cute, but it's just a smidge too tight in the bust. The fabric has absolutely no give to it and it's serged so there's not a ton of extra fabric so I don't think I can let it out.

I was thinking of added a little panel on each side of the top part of the dress but it might look dumb. I also thought a complete reconstruction of the top into a tank top or a v-neck might allow for more room for my boobs, which are essentially the reason it doesn't fit (They're not even big!). I wanted to talk to some smarter sewers first before I started hacking this thing up. Does anyone have any ideas about how to make it bigger in the bust?

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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2011 05:03:01 PM »

What about creating a deeper V at the neck and adding a panel there, like if it had a camisole underneath?

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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2011 05:34:56 PM »

Have you considered cutting out the back into a low-u shape to free up some space? You can put a button-strip across the shoulders to keep it from slinking.

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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2011 09:53:45 PM »

I like the idea of creating a vee in the front and adding a faux cami panel.  You could even do a little lace edging at the top to dress it up and finish the edge nicely!

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