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.
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06-10-2013 11:33 #1
Need some sewing advice!
06-10-2013 11:36 #2Senior Member
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I think you would be better taking it in at several points around the dress. How far along are you? If you still have a bit if time to go you probably shouldn't take it in too far.
06-10-2013 11:40 #3
I'm 32 weeks. The skirt is huge - i could fit a whole other tummy under there!
At what points do you mean?
06-10-2013 12:25 #4Senior Member
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Yes you will have to do same to lining.
If you still want the same amount of fabric at the very bottom (at the hem), you could put darts in at the waist to cut down some of the bulk.
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