Apologies up front for the length of the post, but i don’t have photos of below-mentioned dress yet:
My friend gave me a beautiful strapless dress, with a green boned bodice (with long bow-tying sashes at the back), attached to a full circle skirt, petticoats and all. It really is very lovely, but the only problem is, I am significantly larger than my friend on top (my giant ribcage doesn’t really help). So, basically, I can zip up to about my waist and that is as far as that baby is going to go.
Now, I played around with the bodice top, and in tucking the edges of the zipper down, created a rather lovely deep back – kind of like this:
My sewing experience is sort of verging on the right side of intermediate, and whilst I could very easily remove the zip and sew the sides down to create the back, my, uh…assets would definitely spill out of the front.
I was wondering if there was a way (better still, any tutorials!) to fix this problem? I imagine it means making the front part of the bodice tighter somehow, but I’m sure there’s a specific way I am a stranger to.
The other two things I have considered, but it would mean colour matching (which is a pain) is to alter the back and make it a halter neck, or keep the back high, but inserting panels/downward pointing traingles/darts – I don’t know the proper term.
Thanks in advance!