I am not a seamstress. Once upon a time I knew how to sew a simple stitch but unfortunately that wildly useful skill has been lost. Because of that the worst thing I could find is a dress that needs alterations. Don't get me wrong I will never be upset with finding a beautiful vintage gown but the moment I realize it has a hem that has fallen out or in this case, a neckline that is far too high it dampens the mood a little. This dress has been hanging on my closet door for over a week now and I would love desperately to wear it but I'm not sure what to do with this neckline.
I was wondering if any of you have any idea's?
There's about 4 inches of fabric that comes around the top of the neckline and underneath the dress, almost like a reverse bib. So I have a lot of fabric to work with. But I'm worried about losing the vintage feel of the dress and making it too "modern"