Perhaps you remember the orchestra dress I needed? And how I dyed this one, and that failed, so I ended up with this?
And perhaps you also remember that I promised I’d tell you how I made a size 2x dress fit a girl who wears small and medium petites? Well, here’s the delivery. It really is one of the most simple alterations to do, right after cutting the sleeves off a t-shirt:
Take the side seams in.
The only tricky part is that this dress was lined, with the lining partially attached. So to keep the dress hanging correctly, I had to “hop” my stitching off the shell when it detached, and sew only on the lining. Picking thread out of slinky non-cotton knit is not easy, BTW. Ask me how I know!
So the alteration on this dress wasn’t what you would call *easy*, but it was simple. And now you know!