Why is there so much bloody elastic in this dress??
Elastic under the bust, elastic on the sleeves and even elastic around the hemline!
Much better, I can once again breathe and the circulation has returned to my arms!
Here’s my easy no sew quick fix that quickly upsized that adorable dress:
I flipped the dress inside out and grabbed my seam ripper
then oh so carefully removed that tight under bust elastic (this dress was obviously created for someone with a much less generous chest than mine)
and opened the sleeve seams a bit and pulled out that weird cuff elastic
then hand stitched the sleeve hems closed again.
Awesome! The simple act of removing that elastic increased the dress by at least a full size!
*I left the elastic around the hemline as it gives the dress a bit of a poofy skirt.