Frequent question: Is it possible to shorten a knitted dress?

Can knitted dresses be altered?

We shorten knits and do alteration of knits by unraveling and refinishing. This process allows us to complete the work leaving the garment with the same exact finishing it had before any knit alterations have been made. We don’t cut and overlock (that’s what tailors do) creating bulk in the wrong places.

Can you alter knitted clothes?

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.

Can you cut a sweater without it unraveling?

Keep in mind that it is possible to cut a sweater without it unraveling. Worrying about unraveling can keep you from cropping a sweater that can make it into a perfect fit. If you want to gain confidence in cutting a sweater, you may try doing it on an old one from your closet.

Can I hem a sweater dress?

There are many sweater dresses that I own that I have turned into tops or just a shorter dress. If you want to keep it a dress, just take a little corner at the bottom and tie just a few centimeters so that it hikes up one corner and shortens the hem.

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