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How to Let Out a Dress

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Let Out a Dress: What You'll Need
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If you have a wedding or prom dress that is just too small, you can easily make it bigger by letting it out.

‘Letting out’ a dress means that you are going to make it bigger by using fabric from the seam. It is called ‘letting out’ because you are ‘letting’ the fabric ‘out’ of the seam. Seams are the leftover fabric on the other side of the stitching that holds a garment together. Follow these simple instructions to adjust a dress that fits too tightly.

You Will Need:

Once you materials are all together, let’s get started.

 

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