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A-line silk chiffon dress
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Date: 3/21/12 5:34 PM

I have this beautiful a-line sheer slik chiffon dress, exquisitely sewn. However, it is possible to alter the a-line flow to a more narrow, closer fit? Can this be achieve without cutting it, i.e. maybe somehow create a gathering effect in the lower rear of the dress like pleats? Any other suggestions, welcomed.
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Date: 3/22/12 10:04 AM

jazzzi - the only way I can think of doing this is to take in the side seams, but it depends a lot on the dress and how it is constructed. Do you have a bunch of photos we could look at?

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Date: 3/22/12 8:39 PM

I'll get some pics. I'm not experienced enough to tackle the job myself and Im petified to have someone else do it. It's such a beautiful, well-made dress. I just hate the A-Line. Thank you.
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