Help, friends! The waistline of my dress is oddly lumpy. Any advice on how to fit it? Add boning, undergarment, etc? I tried loosening, tightening, and every combination in between and can't smooth it out. 😂
Has it been altered already? Mine did that before alterations because it needed to be let out slightly in the hips. Once that was done, the bunching went away. If it’s a little too narrow in the hips, the material will ride up and bunch at the waist, which is what this looks like to me.
I would just be happy to have a shape like yours lol I’ll take the ruffling if I could look like you ! Honestly tho it’s not very noticeable and a lot of dresses with these silhouettes do this as the dress bends when you move, atleast that’s what I was always told.
Any time! It's nice to be useful sometimes. I had to lace by best friends dress. They called me in for an "emergency" as I was doing everyone's make up. Waist, take the slack up through the top, waist again, last part of slack through the bottom. I used to make corsets in costume design so this is one thing I know!
That helps so much! I can definitely see what you're saying... it looks like the waist seems a tab too long and that's what's causing the material to bunch. I great appreciate the help!! I will be trying your lacing method next time around!!
Awesome. And if it's still bunching and your seamstress doesn't have a suggestion, my recommendations would be to ask her to let it out a bit at the hips (just a smidge) and use A LOT of fashion tape at the top. The fashion tape will keep the top flat and in place (a must for strapless dresses) and if you loosen the from the hips down just a bit (I'm talking a small fraction of an inch) it should be enough for it to lay flat and not ride up as you move.