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How to Let Out a Dress

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Stitch up the Seams
How to Let Out a Dress

Sew up both sides of the dress.

Begin sewing at one end of the open seam, at your chalk mark. Use a needle & thread or a sewing machine to stitch up the sides with a similar colored thread. Tie off the ends of the thread when you’re done.

Iron each seam flat. Read the tag on the dress and test a small area with your iron first to make sure the fabric won't be damaged by heat.

Try on your dress again and judge the fit. If you have not let it out enough, repeat these steps to try again. It is easy to let out too much by mistake. If you have let out too much, take in the dress.

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