Cute, but too small dress.
To fit into the dress, the zipper is not zipped and the skirt fabric is bunched up around my waist. And I do need to hold my hand there, or something would show.
- I cut at strip of fabric out from the dress: At the top of the skirt part and 9 cm (3½ inches) lower. (see blogpost HERE).
- I used the cut off pieces as gussets on the sides of the bodice (I left the zipper as is, so it is slightly to the front of the dress, but its not visible).
- Since the skirt got wider downwards, the new wider bodice and the 9 cm shorter skirt fit together. So all I had to do was to sew the to dress parts (and the lining) back together.
What I like best about this refashion is, that you cannot / can hardly see, that anything has been done to the dress, other than it fits now and is a bit shorter.