This shirt had a long body but relatively short sleeves with cuffs, so we shortened the sleeves to shorter, almost capped sleeves, and shortened the back so the shirt itself could be worn in a 1950s manner.
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.
Anna’s wedding was in the summer, but she had fallen for a long sleeved dress, so asked if we could shorten the sleeves. We suggested keeping the design in keeping with the belt sash, and used a matching satin band for edging on the new cap sleeves.
Often wedding dresses come to us needing a lot of things doing: this was no exception with side alterations, re-stitching on of the rose, and a new zip all on the list of necessities. However, shortening the 4 skirt layers were what made the biggest impact. We shortened each layer seperately to increase the […]