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    boohoo.com maxi dresses for giants! :( (advice on taking up a maxi dress please :) )

    mornin! bought a fab maxi dress from boohoo which arrived today. i'm average height (5'6") but it's over half a foot too long
    is it easy enough to take up a dress (never done it before) or is it best to send it back only i've never seen a dress like it before and is now sold out on the boohoo site

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    I'm useless at sewing, so I always use double sided sticky tape, but you can get something called wonderweb which you iron on

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    wishihadadonkey;8466400

    I'm useless at sewing, so I always use double sided sticky tape, but you … I'm useless at sewing, so I always use double sided sticky tape, but you can get something called wonderweb which you iron on



    i've heard of wonderweb before but never used it, does it survive being in the washing machine?

    Pay to have it altered professionally,it shouldn't be that much.

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    'ide check out how much a seamstress would charge

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    forgot to say it's slightly ruffled on the bottom but would need to take it up slightly higher than that anyway

    Will probably only cost you about a fiver to get a tailor to do it properly, I'm 5'1" so my tailor knows me well, I could probably make 2 dresses out of 1 if it's that long!

    Pay for it to get taken up at a tailors...cost abot £7 and they will make it look exactly like it was before!

    mrsmaido;8466426

    Will probably only cost you about a fiver to get a tailor to do it … Will probably only cost you about a fiver to get a tailor to do it properly, I'm 5'1" so my tailor knows me well, I could probably make 2 dresses out of 1 if it's that long!



    A fiver,that seems quite cheap,i had some trousers taken up and it was seven pounds.

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    it really is that long! tried it on wearing a pair of 3 and a half inch wedges and it was still too long! it's this..


    http://images.boohoo.com/assets/uploads/model_shots/AZZ88885/AZZ88885BLACK_MODELSHOT_LARGE.jpg

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    chunky;8466439

    Pay for it to get taken up at a tailors...cost abot £7 and they will make … Pay for it to get taken up at a tailors...cost abot £7 and they will make it look exactly like it was before!



    do you have to pin it up to the right height befor you take it to a tailors or just tell them how many inches you want taking up?

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    i personally would put it on whilst there, as my judgement aint brill

    You can see it's long,even the model is holding it up lol

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    deb8z;8466528

    You can see it's long,even the model is holding it up lol


    she is either a giant or standing on a step ladder, lol
    think i will get it taken up at a tailors, grrr it's going to make a cheap dress into a not so cheap one :-(

    Wondaweb is a staple in my house! Washes up well no matter how many times its been in the machine. Excellent for trousers etc but think a dress might be a bit more of a challenge. Probably best use a dressmaker. I find all maxi dresses are too long and I'm 5'6". Usually end up trying to buying the petite version where possible. Seen some lovely ones this year but put them against me and they're trailing which puts me off! That's a lovely one you've bought

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    kaks26;8466613

    Wondaweb is a staple in my house! Washes up well no matter how many … Wondaweb is a staple in my house! Washes up well no matter how many times its been in the machine. Excellent for trousers etc but think a dress might be a bit more of a challenge. Probably best use a dressmaker. I find all maxi dresses are too long and I'm 5'6". Usually end up trying to buying the petite version where possible. Seen some lovely ones this year but put them against me and they're trailing which puts me off! That's a lovely one you've bought



    i thought 5 foot 6 is average height for a woman! think i'll try the wonderweb idea first, it'll definately be the cheaper option! if that doesn't work then off to the tailors
    thank you! i really like it, haven't seen one similar anywhere else which is why i really don't want to send it back!

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    is that stretchy at the top, could you not do the adjustment their

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    sassie;8466674

    is that stretchy at the top, could you not do the adjustment their



    but then i'd loose all the stretchy bit and it'll fall down :oops: :w00t:

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    oooops didnt notice it was that much to long - lol

    missp27;8466693

    but then i'd loose all the stretchy bit and it'll fall down :oops: :w00t:


    You could just give it to me :-D i'm 5ft 11 so i have a problem with them being too short!

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    becci148;8466731

    You could just give it to me :-D i'm 5ft 11 so i have a problem with them … You could just give it to me :-D i'm 5ft 11 so i have a problem with them being too short!



    noooooooooooooooooooooo! i WILL make it fit! even if i have to get a medevil toture rack and stretch myself!

    I wouldn't use that webbing stuff on a dress like that,i've altered things myself before but i wouldn't attempt to do that incase i made a mess of it,if i were you i'd either return it or pay for it to be done properly otherwise you might end up with a ruined dress.

    missp27;8466452

    do you have to pin it up to the right height befor you take it to a … do you have to pin it up to the right height befor you take it to a tailors or just tell them how many inches you want taking up?


    No, the local one I use have changing rooms and they pin it up for you while you are wearing it...unless you just tell them how many inches you want off!

    it would be fine on me, im 6"4 :lol:

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    stapler ?

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    micoo;8468463

    it would be fine on me, im 6"4 :lol:


    :w00t: i'm sure you look great in a dress, lmao!!
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