Once I sort out my pictures from Paris I will share one or two with you - unfortunately while I was there I had flu and so wasn't up to having my picture taken with the monuments boo, but I still managed a couple - and so instead I will share what I got up to today with friend B which was adjusting her costume for Comic Con next month! She will be the gorgeous Cersei Lannister
|pintrest helped a lot!|
So the list of adjustments we needed to make together (we who have no significant dress-making/adjustment experiences between the two of us) was as follows
- hem the bottom as it was the standard length of 'super-tall' and B is shorter than me
- take in the waist
- take in the sleeves to the elbow so we can see the shape of the arms
- take off a lot of the excess sleeve material so as to be shaped more like Cersei's dress in the above Pintrest shot
The closest we could get to was this brief explanation on WikiHow of how to bring in a waist on a dress. Funnily enough it was brilliant! Simple, straight forward, and no fuss on how to adjust a dress waist (definite two person job by the way!) and we were able to apply the same principles to the sleeves as well.
|lots of inside-out pinning and tacking - very important!|
|and lots of right-side-out trying on to check tacking and sewing!|
|shapely waist and proper sleeves!|
|super pleased with the end result!|
We were so so so pleased with our hard work (and we had a well deserved tea-break half way through). I was planning on fixing my Belle outfit for the weekend but we spent all afternoon on this and I am sewn-out so will get to work on that later in the week! But I was more than happy to :)
B is going to add some gold embroidery detail to the fabric, bring in the gold trim a bit so it is slimmer, and fix the belt that she bought to go with it, and will pop round again to borrow the machine if any other changes need to be made, but we are so pleased with our accomplished afternoon! And if you need to bring in the waist on any dresses of yours I can't recommend the tutorial highly enough!