My friend had a quick engagement and decided to order her dress online. The picture of the dress was beautiful and perfect, but when it showed up it was not what she expected! Fortunately, she came to me and I was able to fix it in 24 hours just in time for her bridals. My other friend was the one who took her bridals, and she did a fabulous job. (The three good pictures are hers!) You can find her at Etre Photography, and you really should check her out because she is AMAZING!
Here is the awful picture I got before I changed anything (I was in a hurry!). The dress is supposed to be a mermaid style, but didn’t fit her waist or hips. It wasn’t lined under the shoulders and sleeves. Also, the back zipper wasn’t tight against her back.
I took it in from high waist to low hips to give that lovely mermaid fit. I built up the top, so it was lined like she originally wanted.
I fixed the zipper on the back which was the weirdest fit issue I have ever come across! It was like the company didn’t have a straight center back seam! I also added a French bustle which she only used when she was walking around.
It turned out beautifully! I am amazed that the lining I added blends in so well. You can hardly tell that there was any change at all!
If you ever break a zipper here’s how to fix a zipper if the pull came off. This sewing trick works for invisible zippers, separating zippers, and regular zippers. You can also learn how to sew a zipper.