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PostSubject: Alterations advice? ...for a 20s dress.   Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:20 pm

I found a wonderful 20s dress, but the sleeves are too tight and too short. The material is in very good shape. It's art silk velvet, in midnight blue.

I am not what you'd call a seamstress, but I can do simple repairs and such.

Ideas? I want them to work well with the rest of the dress as it is. I've considered taking them off, and adding lingerie touch flutter sleeves & collar.
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PostSubject: Re: Alterations advice? ...for a 20s dress.   Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:42 pm

Were the seams sewn deeply enough to let them out? That would be the first choice, I think, for adding some give.

If not, you may be able to do a nice inset of something to add a little flair, that would feed right into the lingerie flutter...?
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