Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Tailoring Tips: Petite or Curvy Dress Tailoring

Hi Ladies,
I picked up this cute, little dress at Old Navy for about $15. It was the perfect weight for summer (cotton with a little spandex) and the fit and flair cut is great for me! I live in the south, so I pretty much live in cotton dresses until November. Unfortunately, they didn't carry it in Petites, and as you can see from the "Before" picture, it didn't fit great.
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Since the price was so low and I knew I would wear the heck out of it, I didn't mind spending $25 to make it perfect.

I also put these two pics side by side, because I really wanted to illustrate how vastly different the same dress can look with a bit of tailoring. What do you think?

Peace, Love and Tailoring :)
- Merrie

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  1. Wow, those small changes really made a difference, love your tailoring posts!

    1. Thanks lady...I'll keep cranking them out :)

  2. Oh I think it looks fabulous! What is so interesting to me is that you are able to see the possibilities in clothes that don't fit properly! I wish I had your eye. Instead, I just frustrated and assume it won't work.
    By the way, you seem to always find excellent tailors every time you move. What's the secret to finding a good one?!

    1. Ok, I've got a suprise for you that's going live tomorrow. Let me know what you think! :)

  3. This dress is a steal for this price and you've done a really good job with the fitting. The colour is also so summer perfect :)

    1. Thanks's so good to hear from you!


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