I tried to see what I can do to this dress to make it work for me:
Sadly, I don't think there's anything I can do with this dress:
The seller listed it as a 32 bust. No way!! Its closer to a 36/38. The waist ties, so its adjustable, but fits a 26/28 bes. It would also look better on a taller girl, as the bodice is long and so is the skirt. Not floor length, but a bit too long for me (I'm only 5'2). Because of the ric rack trim I can't really take in the bust. I'd literally have to have it taken apart and I don't really want to do that. So my only option is to sell it. If anyone is interested in it drop me a note. If not I will probably put it on Ebay or Etsy. Its really a great dress! In great shape, no stains, and its positively adorable! I'm really sad I have to part with it.
Now onto my question. I am not very good at sewing. I should be, because most vintage items I buy need to be hemmed or mended in some way. I can do basic stuff, but the more complicated stuff is outside my realm. I really should take a class. Anyways, I bought this amazing black, beaded cocktail dress. Here's a picture of the bust:
Along my right hip the seam is coming apart. Its only in this one area but I have no idea what to do! So I figured I'd put it to my readers who are probably better seamstresses than me. Is there something semi easy I can do to repair this or will I have to take it to a seamstress?
I am also wondering if anyone has any advice on how I can learn to sew? What did you do? Did you take a class, or read books? Any advice would be really helpful! I really wish I would've had my mother teach me :-(