Making a baggy dress fit can seem like a heavy task, but not always. I guess it depends on the type of garment. Some require more work than others. In my case, it was a simple checkered dress i bought at the fleece market. I liked the fabric texture -which is key to me- and the print as well. It has a vintage vibe to it that i like too. The design is quite uncomplicated, as it’s a two-piece dress, with no lining,just a facing, and a zip at the back.
If you prefer text, read on.
- First wear the dress and mark it on yourself, where you need to take in, and how much. Typically, you’ll need to take in at the bust, waist and hips. However, it depends on where the garment is big for you.
- Remove the garment and then take that total amount you need to take in, and divide it by the number of seams and darts in your garment. You could alternatively take in at just the seams if you don’t have that big of an amount, or if you don’t have darts.
- If yours is a two-piece dress like mine, you’ll need to separate the top from the bottom at points which you will take in. So this means at the darts, and side seams. Do separate the facing as well at the sides if you have one.
- Stitch your marked points, the join back at those points which you had separated.
- You might find that after you take in all those places, the shoulder might need some altering as well. If need be, do take in at the shoulder while wearing the garment, in order to get the exact measurement, then stitch and remove the unwanted part.
You have now successfully altered your garment and made a once baggy dress fit.
Thanks for reading, and i hope you learnt something new, perhaps.))
I love how it’s such a simple dress, and that gives room for it to be worn in many ways. It very comfortable to be in as well. Hope you enjoyed this post!