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Date Posted: Thursday, January 10, 08:06:09pm

I receltly got my first used solo dress.But the sleeves are too short and the neckline is too high. How would a seamstress fix these problems!

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Sleeves: see if there is a hem and let it down. If not, add something which is the trend these days. Neckline: Add stiff stabilizer behind it and sew a neckline right behind what is there. If that is not enough, do it again. Practice your satin stitch before this. (NT)**Friday, January 11, 12:13:31am

For the sleeves you could add a cuff, you probably won't even need to add embroidery (after all, you hide the cuffs behind your skirt anyway). For the neckline I'd suggest taking the dress to a seamstress, simply to get a smooth line without 'buckling' of the satin stitch. (NT)Or DIY: cut it lower & bind with satin bias tapeFriday, January 11, 07:01:41am

Another idea for the sleeve is just to make a whole new sleeve if it's easy to match the fabric. This worked for my DDs dress with a black sequin sleeve with an embroidered cuff. There was not enough fabric to let the sleeve down. We had a new sleeve made & attached the embroidered cuff to it.moreThursday, January 24, 09:40:30am

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