How to Sew a Seam on Dress

If you're wondering how to repair holes in the seams of your wardrobe favourites, then look no further! Our team of expert seamstresses share how to here. 
Not surprisingly, dresses are an obvious go-to garment for many people during pregnancy, as they're comfortable and often capacious enough to fit a growing bump. We've restyled, added elastic and extended waistbands in many garments, but sometimes all you need is a simple refresh by repairing some damaged seams.
  
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Before starting Chris has placed interfacing over the damaged area to give that extra bit of strength for anchoring stitches to repair the seam (don't worry, this won't show from the outside)! 
To start, place the shiny side of the interface against the fabric. With your iron fairly warm, very carefully lay the iron on the interface for a few seconds, all the way up and down. Be careful not to drag the iron as that can move the interfacing from where you want it. As you carefully iron, you will see that the interfacing is sticking to the fabric. Do this on the other side of the seam.
By doing this on both sides of the rip, it will give you that strength to anchor your stitches without the fabric pulling away. 

When you've finished, pull both seams together and get ready to stitch! 
 
Want to start your mending & repair tools collection? Grab yourself our Darning Needle Setwhich includes a collection of the essential needles that you'll need to darn holes in all types of fabric, plus a simple guide so you can get darning with confidence. 
 
 
Got a repair job that's getting out of hand? Our seamstresses will sort you out. Here's how the Clothes Doctor repair services work...
 
1. Get a quote. Browse through our repair service to see our prices for an array of repairs or alterations, and let us know what you need by requesting a quote from our team.
2. Send your items for repair. Join the movement and prevent your clothing from ending up in landfill. If you're UK-based, just pop your garments in a jiffy bag and self ship to our team, or choose to get a CollectPlus label. We'll take good care of them!
3. We'll deliver. 7-10 days later, your revived clothes will be delivered to the comfort of your home. Congrats! You've just joined the Clothes Doctor revolution to embrace a more sustainable wardrobe.
 
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