Here is a simple dress from Wtoo that needed the zipper taken in one inch on each side, some hemming and a bustle and some boobs.
Can you see the drag line in the side seam pointing to her butt? By taking in the center back that will be eliminated but the other problem that we have is not something I can fix. The actual bodice length is too short for her body. The side view really reveals this.
The top edge of the bodice sits too low on her, meaning she is longer waisted than the dress. As a result, she will want to pull the top of the dress up while wearing it. This dress would suit a shorter waisted bride as it would give more bust coverage.
The tulle layer will be trimmed in front to ground level along with the lining.
To move the zipper over, the lining is released:
Then the zipper is removed. It it one of those thick industrial ones with double thick teeth and wide tape. Removing the zipper allows me to move it up higher as the bodice back dips in the center and moving to the side…well, you just run out of zipper in a hurry.
Taking in the lining the same amount gets us to the first row of boning so that can be saved.
Once the zipper is basted in and bust pads inserted, the bride thinks that she is revealing too much boobage. Again, the side view shows more than she wants. The top edge cups well back to her chest but again, you can see how the dress just needs to be higher up on her body.
The zipper is moved back 3/8 inch to give her more ease just at the top and maybe allow the dress to slide up a tiny bit and her skin to drop down into the dress.
The zipper is sewn in my machine and the lining attached by hand:
One thing the bride wanted because she is getting married on the beach was to have the lining bustled up and maybe the tulle layers as well.
But then she decided that she would rather drag the tulle through the sand possibly collecting seaweed and bits of shells.
The wrinkle at the waist is her lining that needed to be pulled down. Thankfully she has enough room in the hips to sit down and the waist sits firmly.
The dress will be rolled up into a ball and stuffed into her carry-on bag and steamed once she gets to her venue…Hawaii.
Kate from Fabrickated.com has released her first book on fashion this week. Those that follow her blog know the work and determination she has put into it. She packs her book with color and style tips that everyone can enjoy and appreciate: https://fabrickated.com/shop/
For those bird lovers last week who admired the Papa quail…well…here’s a real treat…this week Papa quail took his brood of 12 new chicks for a walk in the cul-de-sac. Here are a few of the babies huddled under a bush. They are no bigger than a ping-pong ball.
Happy hot summer sewing this week! Our temps will be 90 degrees and the squash should be really producing!