View Full Version : Wrap dress help

02-20-2012, 11:12 AM
It's been a while since I posted, but I've got quite the dilemma...

I sewed the wrap dress from the book Simple Modern Sewing. I knew that the patterns from this book would be a bit boxy, but man did this one come out huge!

My question:

Has anyone used pleats as a way to take in a garment? Would that work? I like the front of the dress, but the back seems to have no shape. I think that if I added some kind of pleat or tuck it might work. I'm just not sure where to start. Should I detach the top from the skirt first? Or should I keep them together? One pleat in the middle or one on each side?

I'd rather give the dress away than ruin it trying to fit it to myself, so if I shouldn't mess with the pattern, please say so.