Liz had a Horrockses dress with a 24″ waist and asked if we could extend it at all. We had to shorten the skirt from the top, unpicking the skirt from the bodice, let out a few darts in the top, and adjusted the zip accordingly.
Deborah’s beautiful 1950s lace skirt had a 26″ waistband, and she wanted us to extend it. As the original lace waistband could not be extended, we suggested replacing with a new waistband, and settled on a matching green wide grosgrain ribbon. Undoing a few of the existing darts, we extended the skirt to her […]
Liz brought us this 1950s cotton Horrockses dress, which was too long on the body and asked if we could shorten it, despite the back zip. We took off the skirt, unpicked the zip as necessary, removed the excess fabric in the bodice, put the skirt back on, and re-attached the zip.
We were asked by Dawn Porter to help with some alterations for her personal collection, and this shift dress needed the neckline lowering, and hem shortening. The neck opening was done with an interface lining, so we lowered both to get the new neckline shape and used a hem marker to ensure a straight […]