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!
I’m new to sewing and I don’t understand the pattern instructionsfor the waistband on t…
Hi Chillwear, we are experiencing slight delays due to a high volume of project posting…
I just tried to post a project, not showing up in my studio or on the project page….
I agree with esamuels. 10 cm is what you want, which is just a little smaller then 4 in…
You may wish to check to see if it prints exactly 10 cm. Mine printed 1/16th of an inch…
Fashion & Trends
A refresher course on some of this season's top runway trends.
One of the most beloved American designers passed last night. We look back at a few of his designs.
Fashion & Trends
Shop top selling silk patterns, just in time for Thursday's web seminar.
Dress up outerwear with deep shawl collars and sew up a lovely fitted dress with a flounced hemline.
Comment To Win
Share your top fabric care tips for a chance to be in the magazine, and to get the issue for free!
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.