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Adventures in Altering!

Two years ago I got a white, princess seam dress for Christmas from FanPlus Friend. As gorgeous as it was--it was way too long! (It seems the people at FanPlus Friend believe that all Westerners are all very, very tall.) At that time, I was terrified to alter it, because I didn't even know how to make a gather. :D Thus, I haven't worn it!


I was looking through my loli stuff lately and kicked myself for having waited so long to fix it--what a waste! So I finally hunkered down on my day off and got down and dirty, here are some pics:



Before shot of the dress, from two years ago. (Sorry for the blurriness--I was shot unawares!) The skirt ended at the mid-calf which, because I'm short, made me look like an umpa-loompa. The dress couldn't be worn with flats!



FOUR INCHES CAME OFF THIS DRESS! Four! Still unsure what to do with this extra scrap material, as it's not enough to make a headbow. Any ideas?



Yay! Finally it's as flattering on the bottom as it is on the top! My Dad says it's still a little plain, and I kind of agree, I might actually dye the dress or add a complementary colored lace rather than white. Again, ladies, any ideas? :)



Close-up shot of the re-finished bottom. In order to shorten the dress I had to remove the lace and ruffles. I then had to open up the back seam and take off the zipper. When I was done cutting the dress to my new length, I realized that my ruffles had fallen apart because they were serged. LMAO. I was okay with it in the end, because as I started to pull the thread from the ruffles, I realized the swath of fabric they used for the ruffles was totally crooked. O_O;

I then ironed the lace, the new seam for the ruffles, and then sewed the back seam back up and then re-attached the invisible zipper --which gave me the fight of it's life and still looks pretty wonky if you look close. Thankfully, it's covered by the two bows in the back. Phew!

Thanks for looking! Any comments, crit, suggestions?

 

 

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