These last weeks I’ve been up to my ears in sewing to do since apparently finishing a costume is not enough for me – I need to alter the pieces I thought I’ve already had.
So after finishing my latest project I dug some of my previous costuming peices out from their box for some re-working.
Starting of with my big bum-roll.Does my bum look big in this skirt?
I started by removing the stuffing, getting quite an impressive pile.
The I turned it inside out and marked the new smaller shape.
I focused on getting the sides smaller but trying to keep the size at the back.
I trimmed the excess fabric and notched the new allowance.
Then it was time to re-stuff it.
And lastly I stitched the opening shut.
The altered bumpad:
Time: 30 min
Then I got to work on my golden skirt.
The original shape or the skirt was made to fit over posher with extra length at the sides to accommodate the lift at the hips of this model.
But now I wanted to pair it with my new Anglaise, so it needed a change (and a shortening).
Just a teeny bit long… or not
I started by removing the lining.
And un-picked the pleats.
Then I measured and cut the top to make more length at the back instead if the hips.
Unfortunately the current length wasn’t enough so I had to use some of the cut-offs to lengthen the back.
I used a gathering thread to get the waist down to the right size.
Then I re-attached the waistband.
And stitched it down.
You would think the skirt was finished by now, but no.Going through the photos from the photoshoot I discovered the skirt still was way to long.
So it was back to the drawing board (so to speak)I didn’t wanted to re do the waist once more so instead I let down the hem.
And cut of a good 10 cm on the bottom.
I then ironed the edge down and pinned it in place.
And finally I hemmed it all again.
The finished skirt:
Time: About 2 hours.
Cost: Nothing except a few pennies for thread.
(And if you been paying attention you might already know what project I’ve just recently been finishing, (and will post about next time)).