Begin to sew where the side seam crosses another seam, like at the armpit, bust or hips. Sew straight down using a straight stitch
. Leave the extra fabric in place as a very large seam. This way, you can let it out if you need to in the future. Finish the raw edges on the seam with a zigzag stitch
to prevent the fabric from unraveling.
If you have taken the dress in too much, see my instructions for letting out a dress.
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