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 I'm in a fix, I just returned my prom dress for a smaller size because I lost weight since I bought it. I love the dress and style but I now realize that the spaghetti straps and binding need to be longer. It's a low back dress so the straps are a must. It's a taffeta dress and the straps are made of the same fabric and color (rolled really thin.) Is there anything that I/my Mom (we both sew) can do without risking ruining the straps or have them break before I even get to the dance? Help!!


  If there isn't extra material to let out on the straps (sometimes there's a fold-over at the back) consider extending the strap with some beadwork. It's easy... just add beads on beading thread, not wire, at the front and the back, catching the strap with the last bead. You'll be very trendy and extend your straps at the same time! Have fun at the prom.

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Answered On:
12/23/2002 5:39:41 PM


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Janet Pytowski Janet Pytowski is a freelance fashion and beauty writer. She is the President of VIDCAT Productions, a company specializing in runway and archival fashion footage. Her company produced the documentary "Fashion Flashbacks!" that highlights fashion newsreels from the 1950s-1960s. Janet is a Press member of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and a Co-Founder of FASHIONDIG.

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