An hour later we discovered Love Story, a sensational pop-up vitage store in Surry Hills, and the 'Blue Tiger' dress was there! The fabric was incredible and the dress was in such good condition. The dress itself wasn't quite what I had imagined but this was great because it has given me the chance to Revamp it!
Mark where you would like the new waist to be.
*Measure from the hem up, to get the correct measurement the whole way around the waist.
Use coloured thread to tack a running stitch around the waist. This is your fold line.
With right sides together, fold dress on the fold line.
Measure around your waist and cut a piece of elastic (2.5cm wide). Stitch the ends together to make an elastic band.
Place the elastic band in the crease of the fold line and pin folded fabric below the elastic.
Using a zipper foot, stitch around the waist, beside the elastic, so you create a casing.
*It's best to avoid cutting sequined material if you can, as reinforcing freshly cut sequins can be a long process.