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How to Take In a Dress


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Sew the New Seam
How to Take In a Dress

Sew the new seam.

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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