Making a wedding with no money is very hard, so we bought a job lot of empire waist dresses for the bridesmaids on eBay($6.50 a dress!), and I was able to make them fit everyone but me!! mine is a 24! it is 5 sizes too big and I am having trouble taking in the bodice enough. I am pretty good at sewing by hand (can't use a machine) and I was able to take in one of the dress 5 inches and make it look perfect, but for mine I need to take it in 10 inches and it looks horrible! Thank you!