Minor alterations: mending a hole & shortening straps

One of my clients picked up a dress from another maker who was having a sample sale. Here it is on her Uniquely you form. Ignore the huge shoulders – one of the less than ideal features of this form.

We are thinking about having a “shave down” the form day and trying to further shape the shoulders. I’m still tempted to cut off the foam breasts and lift them more as they are too low on the form to really be exact. I’ve still being a chicken and haven’t pulled out a saw yet.


The dress was almost perfect except for the strap length and a little mending of the silk overlay. I’m really loving bias cut dresses recently. My husband bought me some mint green silk charmeuse to make a bias cut dress and I’ve been procrastinating starting on it for a year and a half! I’ve started collecting books and learning more about this style gown. I hope to get into the bias class at Costume college this year *crosses fingers*.

Green and Gray Gown: alterations

Shortly after this lovely green & gray Middles gown was finished my client lost a significant amounts of weight to make the outfit unwearable. The bodice just didn’t fit right even overlapped at front. We waited till her weight stabilized and decided to make the alterations at the side back seams.


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