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Altering a Bubble Dress and Other "Closed" Lined Garments

This year, I've seen alot of Bubble Dresses for Prom and Homecoming. Here is one I altered yesterday: They have lots of pouf all over them, don't they? The hem and the lining are usually sewn toget...
  • Daniela De Cornejo

    sewing blog 709 Altering a Bubble Dress and Other “Closed” Lined Garments

  • Frankie Leinbach

    How-to alter a dress' side seams through the lining NOT the hem. Might need this sometime.

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