Can you alter a knit dress?

Can knitwear be shortened?

The good news is that you can easily fix that without ripping out the whole thing and having to start from scratch. In principle you can add length, shorten or re-knit the bottom of any knitted garment.

Can you take in a knitted dress?

You generally can. Most wool, cashmere, and natural fiber knits can be altered in order to give a better fit. Synthetic and wool-synthetic blends, on the other hand, often don’t lend themselves easily to the re-knitting process. Typical alterations include shortening the sleeves, hems, and turtlenecks.

How do you hem a jersey maxi dress?

To quickly hem any maxi dress or skirt, put it on with the shoes that you’ll wear with it. With this dress, I know I’ll only wear flat sandals. Next, bend over and fold up the hem of the dress to where you want the hem to sit. Then, mark the fold with stick pins.

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