I could hardly believe my luck when I saw this dress hanging in the charity shop. It is silk, with a beautiful floral pattern, very summery, but just too beautiful to leave behind. I'm usually a pretty good judge of my size and while many vintage dresses are too tiny to be considered, this looked about right.
Later that evening, all was quiet. Husband was away all week working, eldest was at a Chelsea match for an 18th birthday and youngest was fast asleep in bed. So I decided to try on the frock. It was a bit snug, around the waist, but I thought I could just about get away with it. And then, when I came to take it off, I found that I was stuck fast. Absolutely stuck. The zip would not budge and the fit was so tight that I couldn't remove it without ripping that lovely silk.
Half an hour passed, the struggle continued. I went to fetch the scissors and began to search for a seam where I thought I might do the least damage. Just one more try, and thank goodness, the zip moved, shot down, and I was a free woman again. I'm just so glad that I didn't try it on in the shop....
Does anyone have any idea how to expand the waist of a dress?