Diy Dress Alterations And Customizations For A Unique Look
It’s frustrating when you can’t find exactly what you want but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for something less than perfect. DIY dress alterations and customizations can give you the freedom to create a unique and personalized look that fits your body and style perfectly. Not only are the Print Dresses cost-effective but it can also be a fun and creative project, here are some easy and practical ways to alter and customize dresses for a unique and personal look.
Hemming is one of the simplest alterations you can make to a dress, if a dress is too long you can easily hem it to the desired length. First try the dress on with the shoes you plan to wear with it and mark where you want the hem to fall then use a seam ripper to remove the stitches from the existing hem, fold the excess fabric up to the desired length and pin it in place. Finally sew a new hem using a needle and thread or a sewing machine.
Adding or Removing Straps
Adding or removing straps can completely change the look of a dress. If you have strapless print dresses that you want to add straps to you can use ribbon or fabric to create straps that tie or clip onto the dress. If you have a dress with spaghetti straps that you want to remove, use a seam ripper to remove the straps and sew the shoulder seam closed.
Changing the Neckline
Changing the neckline of a dress can make a big impact on the overall look of the dress. If you have a dress with a high neckline that you want to make more open you can use a seam ripper to remove the excess fabric and create a scoop or V-neckline. If you have a dress with a low neckline that you want to make more modest you can add a lace or mesh panel to the neckline.
Taking in or Letting out the Sides
Taking in or letting out the sides of a dress can make it fit your body perfectly so if a dress is too loose you can take in the sides by sewing a new seam closer to your body. If a dress is too tight you can let out the sides by cutting a slit in the side seam and adding a triangle of fabric, this will give you more room without changing the overall look of the dress.