How to Fit a Party Dress

Watch Dominique Jernigan from the 7th Bone Tailoring team as she explains how to fit and alter your holiday party dress! Learn how to change the shape of a lined bodice using razor blades, chalk, and your BERNINA 350 PE!

Party Dress Before Alterations

Party Dress Alterations_Before

Party Dress After Alterations

Party Dress Alterations_After

Party Dress Alterations Video Tutorial

Watch the Party Dress Alteration Video Tip


Party Dress Alterations Tutorial

Party Dress Alteration Tip

Stay tuned for more alteration secrets from the 7th Bone Tailoring team here on WeAllSew!

Our December 10 Gift For You

Today’s gift is a BERNINA seam ripper and the Inspiration Magazine No. 63  to one awesome WeAllSew fan. All you have to do is post a comment below answering the following question:

What garment in your closet needs alternations?

A winner will be chosen at random on December 11, 2015 and announced later this week!

Good luck!

Congratulations to our WeAllSew reader “annsantist”, the winner of the December 10 gift. Enjoy!

16 days until Christmas

66 thoughts on “How to Fit a Party Dress

  1. I have a pair of britches that need altered to show off my “assets” a little better as well taking up the hem. I have been a little nervous to do this but after watching todays video, I may do it this evening after dinner 🙂 Thanks Dominique. (BTW Dominique…what does your tattoo say/rep?)

  2. Wow, most of my clothes need help. I have a couple of sweater tank tops that have been waiting for quite a while now for me to alter them. I’m chicken!

  3. I have a cute green my favorite color) dress in the closet. It could use a little alteration. I have been to afraid to try before but after watching the video I may have to try. Thanks for sharing such good info.

  4. I try to keep on top of getting things to the sewing machine. However, I don’t really don’t have any real clothes as I lost everything a few years ago when my house burned down. My clothes were just one melted heap. It was fun buying all new stuff though.

  5. Almost all of my dresses and skirts are one to two sizes too big. I need to fix them, but I have this fear that if I do, I will gain weight! lisajcowell(at)cs(dot)com

  6. Everything in my closet needs some type of alteration. I made a few dresses and they were disasters since I have gained weight. Still have not figured out how to adjust for the weight gain.

  7. What a Christmas gift!!! This video is super! I have a little black dress that I have been wearing as a ‘ make do ‘ dress. With these tips, I can make it fabulous.

  8. I have a stack of long sleeved t-shirts that need to have sleeves shortened. They are always about 4″ too long. My method it to cut them off, turn under 1/2″, then topstitch with a double needle and woolly nylon in the bobbin. It goes fast.

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