I bought the below maternity dress online and while the top half fits perfectly, the skirt half has far too much material and makes me look like I'm wearing a circus tent! I am deciding whether to return it (although I think the timeframe has run out) or if there is a simple solution to fix it. I don't think getting a smaller size would help.
Bearing in mind I'm not a very good sewer..... can I just sew down the sides to bring it in a bit? But then what happens to the waist where the belt loops are? It also has lining - would I need to do the same to that?
Any tips or advice would be much appreciated! I really don't want to take it to an alterations person because they are always so expensive and I didn't pay that much for the dress.