How to improve the fit of a maxi dress?
August 5, 2014 8:07 PM Subscribe
I bought this maxi dress
to wear to a wedding this weekend. The fabric is heavier than I anticipated, and the armholes are on the large size, so my bra is visible, and the whole dress seems to sag a little under its own weight. Is there are a way to fix this before Saturday?
I'm more concerned about my bra showing.
I thought waist stays would help, but there's not a defined waist on the dress; the whole thing is pretty floaty. Would an elastic band hidden under the gathered bit work? Fabric tape? A line of snap fasteners up the side of the bra?
I can't sew much, but I have access to a sewing machine and - even better - a mother who knows how to operate said machine.
I realize a tailor would be the best solution here, but I'm traveling right now and don't think I can swing it.