Added Nov 18, 2008
I bought this dress at Goodwill, and it was a size 10 and fairly shapeless to begin with. Using a fitted blouse as a comparison, I started by taking in the sleeves and then the sides to fit me. I basically just moved the seams in a couple inches. I also added two long vertical double-ended darts in the back to give it more shape. I left the front buttons, collar, and hem like the original.
This is the first time I’ve done something like this that turned out so well. I think part of the success was simply the ease of working with corduroy. Anyway, I love the color, and now it fits me really well. I’m really pleased with the outcome.
L.L. Bean (for the original dress!)
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