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my daughter has fallen in love with this dress for prom, however it has a rather garish side split and I want to know what your opinion is on sewing it up, or if it can be sewn up at all.
The dress is here: http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/lauren-ralph-lauren-illusion-yoke-jersey-gown/3653741?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=60127325&fashionColor=&resultback=2033&cm_sp=personalizedsort--searchresults--17A
As you can see, it’s made of a stretch material and it looks as if the split hangs in a way which would make it difficult to see up, if at all. However if a solution was found I would be over the moon because honestly she has fallen in love with only this gown and it’s stressing me out!!!


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    Apr 25, 2014, 02.36 PMby Deanna31

    Hi, it’s a bit hard to see if it’s a straight split or if they have curved the split at the top and cut into the sides. If it’s curved you won’t be able to shorten the split. But if it’s straight you shouldn’t have any trouble shortening the split just above, or to the knee. You won’t be able to sew it completely closed

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    Apr 25, 2014, 09.10 PMby purplefan

    The dress is a column style-with the split, walking up and down stairs is possible. Sew the split and someone will trip or topple. Can your daughter be certain of having NO STEPS to climb/descend at her prom’s venue??

    Here’s a very similar Burdastyle dress pattern-suggest you sew bodice from Dress B to skirt from Dress A and there is not need for a split.http://www.simplicity.com/p-11630-burda-style-evening-bridal-wear.aspx

    If your daughter insists on wearing the dress she wants, hopefully she’ll contribute to the cost and also buy very lovely hosiery to suit the dress.

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