10.25.2010

I'm a Tailor!


Okay, sorry for all the Negative Nellie stuff lately.  It's true this dress has been nothing but a headache, but last night I sucked it up and tailored the crap outta this dress to get it to fit me again.  Nothing is quite as satisfying as seam ripping to the sound of gun shots from your husband's Halo game in the next room.  (In return, I made Matt listen to me brag about my new found ability to Frankenstein this dress apart and together again.  Equally satisfying, I'm sure.)


You can see the fruit of some of my learning going on the in the picture above.  I had to tear the dress in two again and made adjustments at all of the seams highlighted in the picture above.  (And that was just the back.)

So after a lot of seam ripping...


 ..and some extra generous seam allowances...


...and some total resconstructive surgery...


..we're back in action!  Keep in mind it still needs a zipper for a good fit, but I feel good!:



Okay, maybe only I can tell, but it's MUCH better....

The trick is that the dress is full of panels (so a million joints needed to be altered the make a difference) and had such nice finished lining (open dress surgery as shown above) that it was almost like starting from the beginning.  I fell asleep thinking about the best way to nip and tuck this dress the night before.  I'll admit it's not perfect, but the Fourth Dress is no longer a lost cause.

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