So, while trying to clean out my closet a few weeks ago, I noticed one of my favorite dresses hiding all the way in the back. It was hiding with the other dresses, pants and shirts that I wore pre-kids and pre-weight gain. I know you allll have that section in your closets! The section that we keep around because we think we will eventually loose the weight and fit back into them. I gave up on most pants. Those were given away. It took me three years to snap out of denial and realize that I will never, ever fit into a size 27 jeans ever again. I'm OK with that. Really.
Dresses on the other hand, are much more forgiving when we have some body changes or weight gain. In this case, this dress fit once again but I could not get the zipper up. Instead of giving it away, which I did not want to do since I paid way too much for it over 11 years ago, I tailored it a bit. I tried it on and marked the area where the zipper reached it's highest struggle.
You can lightly hand sew or machine sew. I would recommend hand sewing lightly, remove pins then machine sew.
Remove the hook & eye from the dress' original area where the zipper ends and reuse at the new location where the zipper ends.