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Dec 23 2012

357/366: Alterations in progress


The saga of the bridesmaid dress continues…

I was 6 months pregnant when it was time to order the dresses, so I ordered a much larger dress than normal because I had no idea what size I’d be. The dress I got is, in fact, a tent, which I discovered when I tried it on a few weeks ago. I took it to an alterations place, and was quoted a price almost 150% the cost of the dress. Since there’s not a lot of time left before the wedding, I am putting my sewing skills to work and doing it myself. Thank goodness for all those Halloween costumes I’ve made!

I’ve detached the lining and completely altered it, and have taken in the skirt of the outer layers and part of the outer bodice. I’ve removed a full 12" from the waist (that’s not a typo – twelve inches. Twelve!) and it is coming along famously. To do: Finish taking in one side of the outer layers, take in the bodice, reattach the lining, reattach the zipper, take in the belt, and possibly hem it (the lining is the perfect length, so fingers crossed I can skip hemming).

The pile of fabric above? That’s what I’ve cut out so far.

Nikon D5000, f/3.5, 1/30 sec, 18mm

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