What happens when you plan your dream wedding and buy a tight mermaid dress and discover you are pregnant?
This bride went right out and bought herself a more appropriate dress to cover the expanding body.
OK, you are all thinking that this is a super idea but wait! Does anyone remember being pregnant the first 18 weeks and not gaining weight but the clothes don’t fit quite the same? Well, this bride is experiencing the same feeling with all the weight being distributed to her breasts. And while this dress covers her tummy well, the bodice has no boning or support to contain her ever enlarging heavy boobs. What it needs is some structure and really tightly engineered straps.
The zipper was taken in 1/2 inch each side, short covered boning for the front and taller covered boning for the side seams all inserted by hand.
After the first try-on, the bride wanted the waist even tighter by another 1/2 inch and the straps shorter in the back and as the front bodice was wide, could anything be done to narrow it?
Since the cups were spread apart with some center section of tulle, the only place was to remove the binding/straps and move them more toward the center. The pin shows the new placement line for the strap/binding. Unfortunately, the inside cups will have to be cut down as well…can you hear me growling?
OK, let’s thread mark the new edges:
Then separate the lace from the cups by cutting tacking threads and remove the binding:
Pin the binding back in place and open the satin cups, remove the second strap and tuck everything inside:
Edge stitch the cups closed and add the strap back inside and tack at 90 degree angle to the first strap:
The bride was so happy now that everything was tight and contained with 10 days to go before the Easter wedding.
Happy Spring sewing everyone!