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« on: April 02, 2006 11:52:44 AM »

My very sweet boyfriend surprised me with a dress I was admiring in the window of a vintage store.  It's a great red velvet cocktail dress.  It fits me great in the bust and the style is perfect for me.  The problem is that the waist hits me way too high.  I wouldn't be able to match the fabric and I'm kind of new to this whole sewing thing.  I'm nervous to go at it with such a lovely dress.  Any ideas how I could fix this and make it look good, aside from moving my actual waist to the middle of my ribcage, that is?
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2006 05:57:24 AM »

Could you post some pictures of the dress so we can see what exactly the problem is?

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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2006 06:06:28 AM »

If you just mean that it's an empire-waisted dress and it's too loose below, you might try some of those alligator clip thingies that go at the base of your spine and pull back wings of fabric to make a custom-fitted waist. You could make it look pretty elegant if you got some out of a nice-quality metal and did your own fabric cover or beaded cover to make it look like it's designed to go with the dress. I'd do this before I mucked with a vintage dress that made me nervous, if that was the problem.

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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2006 10:12:50 PM »

I'll try to scare up a digital camera.  The dress has a fitted, princess seam bodice, with a circle skirt with a petticoat.  The total length is at my knee.  It looks like it's meant to have a real waist, but the torso is really short.  A picture would do better.
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