Great dress but it's way too small, what's a girl to do?
1. The first step was to measure where the dress did fit on my body (luckily it was under the zipper so I didn't need to sew up the side seam). Then I marked it on the dress and connected the lines.
2. Next I removed the zipper from the side seam.
4. I opened the top section of the dress and laid it out flat. I wanted to keep the neck tie for the finished product. I took a ruler and drew a line straight across the top section.
I somehow lost the picture for the last step of this tutorial. Hopefully you will be able to understand what I did from the pictures of the finished product.
6. The last step was to line up the two top pieces onto the bottom half of the dress. I measured the length of the front and back (separately), found the middle and lined up the middle of the top sections with the middle of the front and back respectively. I pinned them in place and sewed them on the machine. Once everything was pieced together I did some cleaning up of the seams with my surger and re-sewed the hem because it was coming undone in some sections. And there you have it, a perfectly functioning dress!