A Strappy Red Dress
A simple alteration, today. My client had a shift dress with spaghetti straps. The top of the dress had a ruffle over the bosom, which was sewn right-sides-together to the neck and arm holes, then turned right side out, thus finishing the neck and arm-holes and hiding all the raw edges under the ruffle. Simple and cute. The problem: the straps were too long for the wearer!
Below you can see the new seam sewn (by hand, for neatness' sake), and the extra length of spaghetti strap cut off.
Then I turned the ruffle right side out again, and all done! I forgot to take a picture of the finished strap right-side-out, but it looks exactly like the original.
4/25/2018, edited to add:
The amazing Mrs. Mole of Fit for a Queen recently did a dress alteration so extensive it counts as a dress re-make, and she shortened the spaghetti straps of the wedding dress in the same way. Check it out, and marvel at the rest of her work on that gown, too!
2/13/2018 10:33:38 am
I'm quite sure you've done that for me a time of two (back when I wore spaghetti straps! LOL). I'll bet that dress gets worn a lot more now.
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