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What I wore: floral full skirtedness

floral zig zag dress

This is what I wore for the meal Dave and I went to for his birthday. We went to local restaurant Field, which I very much recommend! Ingredients driven modern Scottish food similar to what you get in lot of the special occasion restaurants like timberyard, but at much less occasion prices. Definitely one for couples/ small groups though, it’s tiny and the tables are very close together.

The dress i wore is one I bought in a pub some years ago, when they were having a pop up shop. I won’t wear it again in this way though, the shoulder straps are far too loose (as you can tell by my bra strap showing here). I won’t be able to fix it myself, so I’ll need to take it to the tailor to find out how much it’ll cost to do. It is pretty tight in the bodice anyway, so depending on how much it’ll cost maybe I should just let it go rather than throw more money at it, but then I do like the look of it (sort of like a high waisted Cambie) and I like that I bought it in a pub!

Outfit stats:
* dress – pop up shop of cookie boutique * shoes – clarks * necklace – Handmade by Alison *

P.s. Sorry about the skirt being caught on the shrub! Dave wanted to get to the pub so didn’t want to get him to retake it

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  • J. 7 May 2014, 7:42 pm

    In my experience shoulder adjustments can actually be quite simple, if you do want to carry on wearing the dress without spending any more on it. One fix could be to sew little bra tabs in. That would be a little ribbon, sewn on to the underside of the shoulder seam and opening/closing with a small press stud. Then you simply fasten it around your brastraps once dressed, and the brastraps hold up the shoulders of the dress. This will only work if the dress is compatible with a well-fitting bra whose straps stay up well. Another possibility which might help would be to sew a dart in the shoulder seam, ie taking the dress inside out, the point of the dart will be where the shoulder seam meets the sleeve, and sew towards the neckline at a diagonal. You could make similar darts behind the shoulders as well or instead of on the shoulders. I hope this comment is at last comprehensible, and preferable somewhat helpful! My point is that you don’t have to do anything that will impact the sleeves, nor entail taking the bodice apart in any way, if that is what you were imagining. I learned the shoulder/neckline dart trick posthumously from my grandmother, who had made this adjustment numerous times to the clothes of my tiny-shouldered Ma.